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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hollywood Hate: Meet the Anti-Christians Behind the Attack on David and Jason Benham of HGTV

By Rick Pearcey • May 13, 2014, 10:07 AM

Alex Pappas reports at The Daily Caller:

Meet the well-funded advocacy network of liberal groups that orchestrated the successful ouster of the Benham Brothers from HGTV.

Until last week, David and Jason Benham were set to host a new home-renovation show on the Home and Garden Television network, called Flip It Forward.

But all that changed after an obscure website called Right Wing Watch drew negative attention to the Benham's conservative views on abortion and gay marriage. The website vilified the hosts with the headline, "HGTV Picks Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Extremist For New Reality TV Show."

"The story shed light on how the hosts' father, Flip Benham, is an outspoken evangelical minister who leads an anti-abortion group," the DC reports. "It also revealed that one of the hosts, David Benham, led a prayer rally in Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention, and has spoken out against gay marriage."

According to The Daily Caller, "A number of news outlets credited Right Wing Watch with drawing attention to the Benham’s pro-life, pro-traditional marriage views."

You may be wondering "What is Right Wing Watch and who is behind it? The answer," the DC reports, is the "anti-Christian conservative effort in Hollywood."

Right Wing Watch is a "project of the liberal advocacy group People for the American Way, which started with an assist from the left-wing Tides Foundation," The DC explains."

"People for the American Way was founded with help from former television Norman Lear, a Hollywood executive producer credited with starting the anti-Christian-right movement in the 1980s," the DC continues.

"This left-wing network of groups -- and the people who run them -- have been connected to past campaigns to silence television personalities who have expressed conservative beliefs on social issues," according to the DC.

"The president of People for the American Way is Michael Keegan, a founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)," the DC reports. "GLAAD was involved in last year’s unsuccessful effort to permanently remove Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty after his well-publicized comments about gays."

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