Former HGTV reality show star to speak at Lake Park Pavilion

| October 21, 2014

COSHOCTON – Community members will have the opportunity to hear from David Benham of the Benham Brothers during a special event planned for 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Lake Park Pavilion.

Twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, are former professional baseball players and nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs. Their business success earned them a reality show with HGTV set to air in the fall of 2014 – yet the show was abruptly cancelled because of their commitment to traditional/biblical values.

The sponsorship team for the event said, “The Benham brothers were told in no uncertain terms that they needed to silence their beliefs – to apologize for having a moral position, and stop declaring the word of the Lord. They did not do so. They were punished financially. Their TV show was cancelled. Banks distanced themselves from their business. In short, the Benham brothers are Godly and spiritual leaders in the nation who have experienced the backlash of having faith in Jesus Christ and the principles of the Bible, and for voicing that faith – the culture has punished them for having and voicing an opinion based on their beliefs. Their experience has given them a platform to speak to spiritual leaders and people of faith across the nation about how vital it is to stand firm in shaky times.”

David will speak to pastors, their wives and other key leaders in the local church community from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. while they enjoy breakfast. The public is then welcome to come listen to his presentation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This event is free, but those attending the breakfast are asked to RSVP. To make reservations or for more information, e-mail [email protected].

Citizens for Community Values, Tsunami Software and Tri-Valley Family Practice are sponsoring the event and will be on-hand to answer questions regarding issues that are plaguing our community.

“The Benham Brothers are a refreshing, yet rare inspiration to pastors and people of faith,” said Dr. Patrick Johnston, D.O. at Tri-Valley Family Practice. “Since they have suffered the loss of their reality TV show on HGTV and their bank threatened to deny them business loans under pressure from homosexual activists, God has catapulted them onto the national scene. They speak all over the country in front of huge crowds and on television, and share the stage with presidential candidates. Their real estate business is booming. They paid a price for their beliefs, but the reward has been overwhelming.”

Organizers are hoping that David’s presentation will help people of faith, “come out of the closet.”

According to the event’s sponsorship team, “There is an agenda in our culture that asks people of faith and conviction to keep silent. It is okay to have an opinion, but not to voice that opinion. It is fine to have a belief, as long as you don’t try to live it out, or even share that faith with anyone else. We are being asked to be apathetic to our beliefs. The meeting was divided so that we can encourage people of faith and particularly individuals who are spiritual leaders in our community not to be bullied by the media or our culture into silence. We need to exercise our right to faith and speech. The second part of the meeting is intended to primarily appeal to all good people of our community to stand for good old fashioned community values. ‘And the second (commandment) is like unto it: ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.’(Matthew 22:39)”

 

 

 

 

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