In the “HGTV is thanking their lucky stars” category, religious right wondertwins Jason and David Benham, sons of anti-abortion firebrand Flip Benham, wrote on their blog earlier this month that evolution is “Satan’s toehold” in America’s schools.
The Benhams were in the news recently after they lost their TV show on HGTV after it was revealed that the one brother in particular, David, is a religious right nut who has issues with gays, Muslims and abortion. (David once famously compared gay marriage to Hitler — always a winner for softball daytime television.)
Well, now we find out that the Benhams also think evolution is like Satan.
From their blog:
Satan comes to rob, kill, & destroy (John 10:10), so he generally starts his path to destruction with a simple toehold. All he wants to do is simply get a seat at the table…to start. Back in the 1960′s our nation allowed a toehold of sexual perversion – during the hippie sexual revolution – which has now become a stronghold of sexual anarchy in America. This stronghold masks itself in the form of diversity, inclusion, & tolerance.
Hmm, I wonder who in particular the Benhams think are perverts. It sure sounds like he means gays, which would include HGTV’s gay viewers, among others. There’s more:
There are other strongholds in America as well. At first, Satan got a toehold on life in the 1920′s with the Scopes Monkey Trial (evolution can be taught alongside creation). Eventually, of course, this toehold became a stronghold to where creation can no longer be taught at all. And the result, 1973′s Roe v. Wade. Without a Creator we now become the determiners of life instead of God.
Okay, did you catch that? The Benhams think that even permitting evolution to be taught in our schools is Satanic. They’re not just talking about not allowed creationism to be taught. They think teaching evolution alongside creationism is Satanic.
And, wait, evolution led to Roe v. Wade?
Entertainment, huh. Would those be large-nosed Satans with horns?
Just moments ago, David Benham, the real firebreather, opined on Twitter: “Rejecting an idea is not the rejection of an individual. Thank God there’s a difference between sin & the sinner.”
Yes, he hates our sin, which is our existence, but he doesn’t hate us. Isn’t that sweet? I mean it’s like hating that black people are black, but not hating black people themselves. You just hate the fact that they’re black, and you hate all that black stuff they’re always doing, and all that black stuff they believe in, but you don’t hate them personally. Get it?
The tolerance, it burns.
Get back to us when the Benhams, who think you shouldn’t lose your job for being anti-gay, also believe that you shouldn’t lose your job for being gay.