“What we have discovered, through our own personal stories … is that when the devil wants to get somebody going in the wrong direction, he’s going to try to scare you away, or he’s going to try to lure you away,” he said. “So, he’s going to come at you, and he’s going to tell you, ‘Hey, be quiet. Don’t… speak about the issues of the day’… and he’ll get you so worried about perception.”
But the Benham brothers said that they weren’t willing to be silenced and have continued to stand up for their values — and they argue in “Whatever the Cost” that they believe others — including pastors, business leaders and politicians — should follow suit.
“Think about some of our political leaders. Why won’t they take a stand? They have too much to lose. Think about pastors. Why won’t some of them take a stand? You have too much to lose,” David Benham said. “Why won’t business leaders take a stand? You have too much to lose.”
He continued, “At one point in our nation’s history, we had statesmen that stood and based their political views upon principles that were unchanging. Today, we have politicians that base their views on the ever-changing tides of the political climate.”
In the end, they believe public pressure from GLAAD, a gay rights group, over their views on homosexuality led HGTV to abandon the show.
David Benham concluded, “Jesus loves all people, but he does not love all ideas.”
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