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Scripps-owned HGTV (aka Home and Gardening Television) is greenlighting a new show in Flip It Forward that is scheduled to debut this fall, starring David and Jason Benham, two men with ties to fringe right-wing activists, including their father Flip.

Right Watch's Brian Tashman on David and Flip's dirty deeds:

Last month, the HGTV network announced that it will launch a new reality TV show, “Flip it Forward,” starring David and Jason Benham. The twin brothers will “leverage their good-natured sibling rivalry to help families find a fixer-upper and transform it into the dream home they never thought they could afford.”

What the announcement didn't mention is that at least one of the Benhams is not just a real estate dealer but also a dedicated right-wing activist in the mold of his father, Flip Benham, who has headed the abortion-clinic protest group Operation Save America ever since it split from the militant anti-choice group Operation Rescue.

As leader of OSA, Benham has condemned the interfaith Sandy Hook memorial, protested in front of mosques while shouting “Jesus Hates Muslims” and blamed the Aurora shooting on the Democratic Party, which he said promotes a “culture of death.”

He has also protested LGBT pride events, interrupted church services during a sermon by “sodomite Episcopalian bishop” Gene Robinson and was found “guilty of stalking a Charlotte abortion doctor after passing out hundreds of ‘wanted’ posters with the physician's name and photo on it.” Benham even blamed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on abortion rights.

I encourage viewers of HGTV's programming to email, call, tweet at @hgtv on Twitter, and/or comment on HGTV's official Facebook page to urge them to cancel/not greenlight and/or boycott Flip It Forward and the right-wing agenda it will espouse (even though they'll downplay it for the HGTV cameras).

Hashtags: #BoycottFlipItForward, #BoycottHGTV

Wed May 07, 2014 at  9:13 AM PT: Thankfully, HGTV is putting the kibosh on the show.

Link to story at Justin's Political Corner.


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