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Benham Brothers Condemn Obama's Transgender Guidance: 'It's Leading Us To Absolute Chaos'

( [email protected] ) May 17, 2016 02:31 PM EDT
David and Jason Benham, who famously saw their planned reality show scrapped by HGTV in 2014 due to their Biblical views regarding marriage, have denounced President Obama's transgender bathroom directive to public schools as a "a loophole for deviant men to go in and prey upon our women and girls."
David and Jason Benham spoke to The Gospel Herald in an interview held at the annual NRB convention held in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 24, 2016. (The Gospel Herald)

David and Jason Benham, who famously saw their planned reality show scrapped by HGTV in 2014 due to their Biblical views regarding marriage, have denounced President Obama's transgender bathroom directive to public schools as "a loophole for deviant men to go in and prey upon our women and girls."

Jason Benham said in a video posted on Facebook: "It's leading us into absolute chaos. Here's the interesting thing - you guys remember the movie 'The Dark Knight,' when the Joker is hanging off the building, and Batman is holding onto him, and [asks] 'What do you want?' and the Joker says 'Chaos!' - well that's what we're experiencing right now."

"The issue is the revolution, and the revolution is chaos," Jason added.

"The enemy wants nothing more but to destroy not only marriage, but he wants to destroy the family, he wants to destroy you individually, he wants total and utter destruction, and that's what we're seeing taking place right now."

David Benham shared his thoughts on the controversial issue, stating, "The devil comes to rob, kill, and destroy, but Jesus comes so that we may have life in Heaven to the full. Now is the time that we turn to Jesus as a nation."

In a letter sent to public schools by the Department of Justice and Department of Education on Friday, administrators were informed they "may provide separate facilities on the basis of sex, but must allow transgender students access to such facilities consistent with their gender identity."

The letter also warned schools they could risk losing federal funding or be at risk of lawsuits if they refuse to follow the guidelines laid out in the directive. A number of conservative lawmakers and politicians have condemned the guidance and accused President Obama of overstepping his constitutional authority.

Speaking on Monday, Obama said he issued the new guidance because he wanted to ensure children were being treated with dignity.

"We're talking about kids. And anybody who's been in a school, in a high school, who's been a parent, I think should realize that kids who are sometimes in the minority, kids who have a different sexual orientation or are transgender, are subject to a lot of bullying," he said in an interview with BuzzFeed News.

"They are vulnerable," Obama said. "And I think that is part of our obligation as a society to make sure that everybody is treated fairly, and our kids are loved, and protected, and their dignity is affirmed." 

The Benham brothers made headlines 2014 after their planned HGTV reality TV show was canceled because of their opposition to gay marriage and abortion. Today, the brothers speak around the nation advocating for religious liberty, calling Christians to "reach out with compassion to all people with the love of Christ while resisting with courage the agenda set against our freedoms and faith."

"Christians have not been the conscience of the state," David Benham told The Gospel Herald during a sit-down interview in Nashville, Tennessee in February. "We have turned our lights off. The only way darkness prevails is when you turn the light off. The only reason we're in the condition we're in today is because the church has retreated from culture into the safety of its holy huddle inside of the church building. It's time that we flip those lights back on and lovingly go back out and engage, not from an issues-fighting perspective, but from from the perspective of, 'Hey, if we do it God's way, we're blessed.'"

Added Jason, "Do you know what it would be like if you lived for a week without a conscience? It would be chaos. When the church has withdrawn itself from the public dialogue...then our conscience, our state's conscience, our government's conscience, our nation's conscience, goes dark. When that happens, then we enter God's judgement."