Remember David and Jason Benham? They’re the twin brothers who were all set to host a reality show on HGTV before their anti-gay bigotry became public and the show got canceled.
They’re still trying to capitalize on their notoriety. Yesterday, at a convention for National Religious Broadcasters, David Benham told the story of a gay man who contacted him from Chicago:
“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,” David Benham told the crowd during a panel discussion about religious liberty. “But I simply responded in love.”
And that positive tone went well beyond merely listening and speaking with kindness.
“After a little conversation back and forth, I found out he loved baseball … and I got him tickets to a Cubs game,” Benham continued. “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.’”
Just like that, he stopped being gay? Wow… Who knew Cubs tickets were the cure for gayness?!
(Though, if you live in Chicago, you know that Wrigley Field is just blocks away from Boystown, so the Benhams were really just teasing the poor guy…)
I would love to know the name of this anonymous ex-gay guy from Chicago who magically changed his sexual orientation at the drop of a hat, just to verify the story. Whoever you are, get in touch!
(Thanks to Dan for the link)