Fired anti-gay HGTV hosts: Teaching evolution is Satan’s ‘toehold’ in the classroom

By David Edwards
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:23 EDT
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David Benham speaks to The Blaze
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Jason and David Benham, the two brothers who were recently fired by HGTV after their anti-gay views came to light, recently argued that Satan’s “toehold” in the classroom went back to the so-called “Scopes Monkey Trial” of 1925, which legalized teaching evolution.

“Satan comes to rob, kill, & destroy (John 10:10), so he generally starts his path to destruction with a simple toehold,” the Benham brothers wrote on their website earlier this month. “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.”

“There are other strongholds in America as well,” the column continued. “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.”

They argued that the “result” of children learning about evolution was the legalization of abortion with the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision in the 1970s.

While speaking to conservative host Glenn Beck last week, the brothers said that Satan was also behind their television show being cancelled.

“What we’re talking about right now on one of our talking points is that fact that we are Americans. This polarizing in which we live is being operated by a demonic agenda to suppress the truth,” David Benham opined at the time.

“We must remember that although Satan will bruise our heel we will crush His head in the end,” the brothers insisted on their website.

Watch the video below of the Benham brothers speaking to Glenn Beck.

(h/t: Good As You)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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