Duck Dynasty fans know all about controversy and those who support the show might be jumping on the support wagon for the recently cancelled HGTV show Flip It Forward. According to Raw Story, fans who supported Phil Robertson are being encouraged to support the Benham brothers who were knocked out of HGTV’s line-up because of their beliefs regarding homosexuality.
Faith Driven Consumer was responsible for starting the trend “I Stand With Phil” when the Duck Dynasty scandal broke out has started a new campaign in support of Jason and David Benham. The new campaign slogan is called “Flip This Decision” and calls for HGTV to change their decision and air the show Flip It Forward.
The advocacy group states:
“This project has come to a screeching halt simply because the Benham brothers hold a biblical view of life and marriage. This is pure intolerance, discrimination, and bullying toward those who hold to widely held and legitimate views. HGTV’s rash actions hold no place in America’s rainbow of diversity.”
Duck Dynasty fans were quick to defend Phil Robertson after he made anti-gay comments back in 2013 and many of those supporters have now taken a stand against HGTV. Many people feel that having certain religious beliefs should not interfere with your success in life. For instance, the Benham brothers don’t believe in homosexuality (and neither does Phil Robertson) — but why should their beliefs interfere with their chances of being on television and having success in their careers?
Chris Stone, of Faith Driven Consumer explains:
“Whether people agree or disagree with the Benham’s faith-driven perspective is beside the point. The Benhams have a right to have those views and to be treated equally with those who hold to other viewpoints. This is the very definition of tolerance.”
Duck Dynasty has gone through several bumps in the road because some of the cast members don’t agree with “society” as a whole. Despite the Phil Robertson thing essentially blowing over in just a few days, people still get into heated debates about Phil and what his beliefs are. As previously reported by Inquisitr.com, the cast of the show is being boycotted by some Alaskans who don’t want the family anywhere near their annual fair. Will it ever end?
The situation with the Benham brothers isn’t proving to be much different. The twins brothers explained their position on CNN. They believe that HGTV got “bullied” and was forced to pull the plug on their show because of “America’s agenda.” Do you think they are right? Did HGTV get “bullied” into canceling Flip It Forward or did HGTV do the right thing?
The Benham brothers said the following in a statement released after their show was axed:
“With all of the grotesque things that can be seen and heard on television today, you would think there would be room for two twin brothers who are faithful to our families, committed to biblical principles, and dedicated professionals. If our faith costs us a television show, then so be it.”
Are you a Duck Dynasty fan/supporter? How do you feel about Flip It Forward getting cancelled?