A Christian TV host whose show was canceled over his homophobic comments has said he convinced a gay man to walk away from his ‘lifestyle’ – by giving him tickets to a baseball game.
David Benham made the claim Thursday (26 February) at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville, Tennessee.
David and his identical twin were dropped by HGTV before their DIY program had even began after David said homosexuality was ‘attacking the nation.’
At the convention, David recounted a recent interaction he had with an unidentified gay man.
‘We had so many people from the gay community reaching out to us and one man in particular from the city of Chicago reached out and he said things to me that made me lose my appetite,’ he said.
‘But I simply responded in love. After a little conversation back and forth, I found out he loved baseball and I got him tickets to a Cubs game.
‘He shot me a Facebook post and said, "I was not expecting that and I’ve been thinking a lot about this. I’ve chosen to walk away from my lifestyle."’
The story received a round of applause from the audience.
‘Love filled our heart. We had absolutely no hatred,’ David said.