Due to the activism of leftist groups like the website Right Wing Watch, and the apparent spinelessness of HGTV executives, David and Jason Benham learned this month their anticipated series Flip It Forward had been scrapped.
Outraged by the family’s conservatism and faith-based opposition to abortion and gay marriage, activists successfully cost them the lucrative deal. As a result of the backlash, the brothers have now lost their primary source of income to boot.
The Benham’s property business was effectively ruined when SunTrust Bank withdrew all of the listings it allowed the ‘preferred brokers’ to represent. David explained what the decision means to his family:
“We were caught off guard with this one. Keeping us off television wasn’t enough, now this agenda to silence wants us out of the marketplace.”
A bank spokesperson would not admit the move was related to the current manufacture controversy; however, the timing suggests it was.
Chris Stone, founder of Faith Driven Consumer, determined SunTrust’s decision instituted a “belief-oriented litmus test” for its business partners.
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