Christian Evangelical Anti-Gay Activists Say They Look Forward to Achieving 'Life-Long Dream' and 'Totally Dominate Those Ladies' in WNBA
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David and Jason Benham, known simply as the "Benham Brothers," have posted a video to Facebook lamenting the passage of an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance by the Charlotte, North Carolina city council Monday night. The anti-gay activists, along with their virulently anti-gay father, Flip Benham, and four of their sons, had protested the ordinance Monday before David, Jason, and Flip spoke at the hearing.
The brothers, whose greatest claim to fame is having an HGTV show canceled before the pilot even finished filming – thanks to word getting out about their anti-gay activism – said in the video that they object to the ordinance, which extends public accommodations protections to LGBT people. Jason called the ordinance the "Charlotte transgender bathroom bill."
They also say North Carolina Republican Governor Pat McCrory will fulfill his threat of ensuring the legislature overrules the city council and nullifies the ordinance.
But, if not, the brothers, speaking in front of their four sons, announced that the passage of the Charlotte nondiscrimination ordinance will have one upside for them.
"It would actually enable David and I to fill a life-long dream we had of playing in the NBA," Jason said. "Now, we never got to ply in the NBA because we were never good enough, but, when the WNBA came out," he said, speaking of the women's professional basketball league, "I thought, 'Man, I could totally dominate those ladies.'"
"But if we just declare ourselves women, we can then join the NBA, and even at 40 years old I could go out there and dominate, I know I could."
Earlier in the video, David somehow manages to equate the passage of the ordinance which extends to LGBT people simple, basic protections in restaurants, stores, and restrooms, to abortion and same-sex marriage. He cited a biblical passage to do so, saying, "I believe that this ungodly ordinance is a direct result of the innocent blood that we've shed."
Image: Screenshot via Facebook