HGTV cancels 'Flip It Forward' pilot amid hosts' anti-gay controversy
HGTV will not move forward on a pilot with twin brothers David and Jason Benham, according to a post made on the cable network’s Facebook page.
Flip it Forward was scheduled to premiere in October and would have followed families creating their dream homes from fixer-uppers. The twins are the sons of controversial evangelical minister Flip Benham and have a history of preaching against homosexuality, abortion, and divorce. While speaking at a North Carolina rally for a constitutional amendment that would define marriage only between a man and a woman, David Benham said in 2012: “We have no-fault divorce; we have pornography and perversion; we have homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation; we have adultery … while the church sits silent and just builds big churches.”
Viewers seem pleased with the decision. As one commenter said on Facebook: “Good decision not to stab every LGBT employee and viewer in the face.”