US twins, who were poised to have their own TV series before their anti-gay comments were unearthed, have now said they love gay people.
David and Jason Benham, who had filmed half a season of ‘Flip it Forward’ for US TV network HGTV before it got cancelled, were accused of having homophobic and racist beliefs after videos of David were leaked.
David reportedly appeared on a radio show segment talking about ‘homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation.’
However, since the demise of their TV show David has seemingly changed his attitude and spoken about the ordeal.
The Benham twins now claim to ‘love’ homosexuals.
‘Never have I ever spoken against homosexuals as individuals and gone against them’ said David.
‘I speak about an agenda and that’s really what the point of this is. There is an agenda that is seeking to silence the voices of men and women of faith and that’s what all this is about.
‘I’m grateful for the opportunity to say, directly to the camera, we love homosexuals and we love Muslims and we have absolutely nothing against the people.’
‘There is a difference between people and an agenda.’
The twins formerly said they believe they were fired because of their religious beliefs, but they said they bear no grudge against the network for cancelling their show.
They told Burnett they stand by their ‘pro-family’ views.
‘Our hearts break for HGTV’ they said.
‘The same thing that happens all the time, when one view is able to be put out there then you represent what we believe would be the pro-family view, you’re not allowed to have that anymore.
‘I believe that HGTV were pushed into this.
‘But when all of this media firestorm happened around some of my comments, it was too much for them to bear, and they had to make a business decision.’