2nd Update, May 16, 2014 – Following a swift and unified outcry by Faith Driven Consumers and fair-minded Americans across the nation, SunTrust today reversed its earlier decision to drop the Benham brothers – citing respect for the fundamental constitutional rights of all Americans. Faith Driven Consumer is grateful to all who collectively raised their voices against religious viewpoint discrimination in a united call for tolerance, fairness, and equality for all Americans. This also applies to those who hold to a biblical worldview, which includes respect for life and natural marriage.

UPDATED May 16, 2014 — Following HGTV’s decision last week to cancel the Benham brothers’ television show, SunTrust Banks has taken the highly unusual step of pulling all of its listed properties with the Benham Real Estate Group—and its franchises spread across four states—apparently based on the brothers’ biblical faith and worldview. By taking this discriminatory action, SunTrust has demonstrated its intolerance toward those who hold biblically  based views and chosen to exclude Faith Driven Consumers from its rainbow of diversity.

Send a message to SunTrust and other companies that it’s NOT OK to discriminate based on religion and deeply held faith convictions by signing our petition at the bottom of the page and continuing to speak out.  Together, we can send a powerful message to corporate America that Christians should be welcomed and respected equally alongside other groups in America.


Dear HGTV and Scripps Networks Interactive,

I am writing regarding your network's intolerant and discriminatory decision to cancel “Flip It Forward” from HGTV's fall 2014 lineup because of the pro-life and pro-natural marriage faith-driven beliefs of stars David and Jason Benham.

The views that the Benhams' have publicly expressed reflect a biblical view of life, sexuality, marriage, and family that have stood the test of time for thousands of years and continue to be held by the majority of Americans and your viewers  – including those in HGTV’s home market of Knoxville, Tennessee.

HGTV’s decision to exclude those who hold to a faith-based viewpoint held by 46 million Faith Driven Consumers who spend $1.75 trillion annually has no place in America’s inclusive rainbow of diversity.

And this decision contradicts HGTV’s stated core values of integrity and diversity, which emphasize “having a strong moral compass which points to character, honesty, ethical practice and accountability” and hold that all are included in the “broad canvas of interests, backgrounds, lifestyles and ethnicities.”

While some members of the pro-choice and LGBT communities may not agree with the biblical view on these particular issues, the notion that free-thinking Americans should be discriminated against simply for expressing a perspective that is in conflict with another is patently un-American and flies in the face of true tolerance and inclusiveness.

As a Faith Driven Consumer, I ask that you reverse your decision and reinstate "Flip It Forward” immediately out of respect for the millions of Americans who share the faith-driven worldview of its hosts.


John Q. Public


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  • I realize that I am years late, but I had no clue about this issue before today. I saw it an issue that needed to be addressed immediately! I personally believe the gay rights activists are winning in a battle in which they have unprovokedly (I know that’s not a word) invented. They are very quickly gaining access and the rights to everything possible on this earth. This is not the problem, the problem is that while they are on their quest to conquer the world they have been very effectively stripping us of our rights! The situation at hand is yet another perfect example of such. I feel there is a very powerful statement and struggle for rights tied to this case. I believe that regardless of any other reasons this decision should be reversed for the simple statement that you will not help strip away rights from any group or sect of people. Be strong and take a stand!!

    P. S.

    The fact that people are still fighting for this cause years later is a powerful statement of its own.
  • Religious discrimination should not be tolerated. Give the Benhams back their opportunity to bless people with homes and inspire generosity. Definitely won’t be watching HGTV until they do!
  • Corinthians 6:9-11New King James Version (NKJV)

    9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,[a] nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
  • This is ridiculous. Stop punishing people for their religious beliefs. Christianity didn’t just pop up over night the same way the degradation of our nation didn’t happen overnight. Even a blind person can see, the more God is mocked, the worse off this country becomes.
  • Any decision to mute the voice of Christians goes against the free speech of this county, especially when the voice of those in opposition to Christian values is so loudly heard. Thank you for hearing me and please reinstate the show.
  • Every time HGTV shows some kind of rainbow “diversity”, I want to throw up. I used to love rainbows.
  • Seen y’all speak at the Verity Banquet in Ft Myers, Fl. Great message, we need links, you tube messages of your encouraging Christians to “take a stand” as y’all did. Thanks ~ Keep up God’s Work
  • Gentlemen, I applaud you for taking a stand for God Almighty. In so doing, you are declaring God’s authority to be paramount to any and all others!! Thank you for advancing in faith and not retreating in fear. C. Witherspoon
  • Sir or Madam I would like to just say to you and try to bring back to your remembrance that these United States of America was founded and grounded in Christianity, everyone is afforded the right of free speech and to believe what you want but not to tell me or you that because i do not believe what you believe you will fire me hurt me even kill me is so very wrong and i employ you to reconsider your decision, our father in heaven will judge all things we have to do what we can do to make a difference in our world.
  • Long time watcher of HGTV. I was looking forward to this new show. Chip and joanna were the only ones i have been watching. Lost interest in most of your other shows a long time ago. Especially house hunters! Ugh!