After uproar, SunTrust chooses not to sever ties with Benham brothers
Just a week ago, HGTV announced that it would not be moving ahead after all with “Flip It Forward ,” a home renovation show hosted by brothers David and Jason Benham. Their crime? Being open about their Christian values. “The first and last thought on our minds as we begin and end each day is; have we shined Christ’s light today?” the brothers wrote in a statement Thursday.
“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,” they wrote.
The Daily Caller reported Friday that the brothers’ faith might cost them even more than a television show. In a statement provided to The Daily Caller on Friday, the Benham brothers confirmed that SunTrust Banks had “pulled all of its listed properties with the Benham brothers’ bank-owned property business.”
Since the story broke earlier today, things have changed. SunTrust said the decision to sever ties with the Benham brothers was made by a third party vendor, and the Daily Caller now reports that Sun Trust has reversed that decision.
After an uproar, huh?
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