Christian twin brothers David and Jason Benham lost an HGTV reality series about their real estate business earlier this year when many of their anti-gay statements surfaced.
According to RightWingWatch.org, the Benham brothers spoke at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority conference last week where they compared themselves to U.S troops dying during D-Day and the 1995 film "Braveheart," which was about Scottish men who died in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England (audio below).
“We just remember June the 6th, 1944. We know what happened at D-Day," stated one of the Benham brothers. "We know what happened on Omaha and Utah beach. There’s something about those men that our dad taught us when we were kids. And he said: ‘Boys, don’t you ever run from bullets. You run toward the bullets.’"
"There are cultural bullets flying all over today, especially religious liberty. And what’s happening right now is many spiritual leaders, elected leaders, they are running from bullets. But there’s a remnant of people that are ready to stand and say: ‘I’m not running from these bullets any more. I’m gonna take this beach.’”
One of the brothers then invoked Mel Gibson’s film “Braveheart.”
“Just like in the movie Braveheart, when all the Scottish Army was standing there, and they all had their gear on, and they were lined up and they were unified, and they were ready to fight, but not a single one of them wanted to fight," added one of the Benham brothers. "And then as William Wallace and a few men rode in on horses with blue face paint on, they were ready to pick a fight. And what I see before me right now are a bunch of people with some blue face paint on, so let’s go get it!"
Before they spoke at the Faith and Freedom Conference, the Benham brothers expounded further on their courage with The Christian Post (video below).
“Freedom isn’t the ability to do get what you want; it’s the willingness to let go of what you have,” said Jason. “When you are willing to release that back to God, what God has so graciously given to you, and you give it back to Him, then you have been set free, and on the foundation of freedom, you can be as bold as a lion.”
David added: "We have to be willing to let go of what we have, whether it’s a job, an elected position, a big ‘ole church, whatever it may be. We have to be willing to let it go, and when that happens, then absolutely we’re back on the right track in America.”