Fired By HGTV, Benham Brothers Still Finish What They Started
After HGTV cancelled the Benham Brothers’ show “Flip it Forward” for their religious beliefs, the houses set to be renovated on the show could have been left in the lurch. In a press release on Tuesday, the Benham Brothers announced they renovated the homes anyway.
“The people most affected by HGTV’s decision to cancel the show were the families that stepped out in faith to flip a house for the show,” David Benham said.
Jason Benham concurred, describing the brothers’ work as more than just TV material.
“These are great family homes that were professionally renovated, and we want to do all we can to help find buyers for these owners who trusted us to teach them the art of house flipping,” Jason said.
When liberal website rightwingwatch.org published an article condemning the Benham Brothers’ position on gay marriage in May, HGTV stopped filming and told the Benhams the show was cancelled. The Benhams then feared they would lose their business. (RELATED: Exclusive: SunTrust Cuts Business Ties With Benham Brothers After Conservative Views Attacked)
“If our faith costs us our television show and our business, so be it,” the Benhams said.
In the press release, however, the Benhams note that REAL Trends, a site ranking real estate agents, just ranked Jason Benham #7 in a list of Top Ten Real Estate Professionals in America. The Benham Brothers also head the Benham Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to “Protecting Life, Rescuing the Abused, Feeding the Hungry, and Loving the Afflicted.”
The renovated homes to be featured in season one of “Flip it Forward” are now for sale via Benham Real Estate, and one already sold last week.