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Exclusive: SunTrust Cuts Business Ties With Benham Brothers After Conservative Views Attacked
dailycaller.com ^ | 5/16/14 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 05/16/2014 9:22:00 AM PDT by ColdOne

First they lost their television show. Now the Benham brothers say they are losing their business.

SunTrust Banks is cutting ties with would-be reality stars David and Jason Benham after liberal activists attacked them for their conservative views on abortion and gay marriage, The Daily Caller has learned.

In a statement provided first to TheDC on Friday, the Benham brothers confirmed that SunTrust Banks has pulled all of its listed properties with the Benham brothers’ bank-owned property business, which includes several franchisees across four states.

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KEYWORDS: 911hijackersbank; benhambrothers; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; suntrust
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1 posted on 05/16/2014 9:22:00 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

I am sick and tired of this vocal minority of terrorists along with the Gay Mafia going after Conservatives and Christians based on their believes, time to start fighting back.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 9:25:14 AM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: ColdOne

The war against the right to peaceful assembly continues under the gay euphemism of gay love and marriage.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 9:25:38 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: ColdOne

And it continues. The vicious fascists are determined to persecute and crush the normal people. There is no freedom of speech in the USA.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 9:28:00 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: ColdOne

The Brothers should sue the living crap out of them...

Might as well paint a Juden star on the brother’s business....


5 posted on 05/16/2014 9:30:59 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: ColdOne

I’m glad I pulled my SunTrust accounts last year—if I needed a reason to keep from going back, this would be it.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 9:31:11 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: ColdOne
So much of this comes from the "Human Resources" departments in companies. HR departments claim to drive corporate culture and values, but they are so disconnected from the real drivers of the business.

And I spent most of my career in HR, but in the Compensation side of the business, connecting pay and performance.

7 posted on 05/16/2014 9:31:45 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: ColdOne

“Crystal Night” starts. WE get on board and scream about this - back them up - or it will spread.

The Clueless who think the gays just want ‘equal rights’ are in for a hard lesson.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 9:32:08 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: ColdOne

Well, you know what they say, “Once a c********r, always a c********r!”


9 posted on 05/16/2014 9:33:09 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: ColdOne

Time for retaliation against SunTrust.

They operate in the South?

Evangelicals and conservatives abound.

Let it ring out from the pulpit and the street corners...SunTrust is in pocket of the pedophiles, the perverts, the people who want to tear apart the society that SunTrust depends on for their middle class values.

Maybe they could re-locate to the Castro, see how far that gets them.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 9:33:16 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: ColdOne

Looks like I need to call my bank.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 9:36:01 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: FatherofFive

I’ve been in HR also. You stated your job was “connecting pay and performance”, which s/b business main concern. HR has devolved into a day care center for employees.


12 posted on 05/16/2014 9:38:03 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: ColdOne

Hate crime!


13 posted on 05/16/2014 9:40:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: FatherofFive

I happen to know someone who is very high up in SunTrust HR. The company is quite conservative, so I do not believe this decision was born internally. They probably received outside pressure.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 9:46:57 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: FatherofFive

I got out of HR because it became “Government work” 25 years ago. ..and i was in high tech


15 posted on 05/16/2014 9:47:12 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: ColdOne

So, is SunBank in business to handle money for profit, or to police political views?

Are they willing to lose money they could have made because they disagree with a customer?

What happened to defending everyone’s right to have their own opinion? Does it make their money somehow worth less to the bank?


16 posted on 05/16/2014 9:49:29 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: FatherofFive

They took the “person” out of Personnel and renamed it “HR.”


17 posted on 05/16/2014 9:51:40 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: ColdOne
I realize that Suntrust can do what they like with their business.

But that does not change the fact that their craven corporate behavior is abetting this steady erosion of our liberties and that will eventually effect their business far more dramatically negatively than they can imagine.

18 posted on 05/16/2014 9:53:08 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Mr. K; Regulator; Trueblackman

Time to start fighting back....

Mr K has an excellent starting point with these questions...

So, is SunBank in business to handle money for profit, or to police political views?

Are they willing to lose money they could have made because they disagree with a customer?

What happened to defending everyone’s right to have their own opinion? Does it make their money somehow worth less to the bank?


19 posted on 05/16/2014 9:54:07 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: ColdOne

This is almost reaching the level of an old style Soviet Progrom, or “purge”.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 9:55:08 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Hoodat
The company is quite conservative, so I do not believe this decision was born internally. They probably received outside pressure.

In other words they have no spine.
When the going gets tough ... fold.

21 posted on 05/16/2014 9:55:54 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: ColdOne

SunTrust can be easily targeted and frozen, unlike some other enemies. Aren’t they all over the south?

People can liquidate their accounts and go somewhere else.
Organize a boycott.
Southern attorneys general can investigate the business practices of the company.

Start treating the fascists the way they treat us.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 9:58:51 AM PDT by crusader71
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To: Hoodat
I happen to know someone who is very high up in SunTrust HR. The company is quite conservative, so I do not believe this decision was born internally. They probably received outside pressure.

Banks are heavily regulated. It could have been unofficial pressure from government.

23 posted on 05/16/2014 10:00:02 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Hoodat

Then they aren’t very conservative


24 posted on 05/16/2014 10:01:07 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ColdOne

Cowards! We need to do the same thing, bring pressure to stop this. It can succeed even more than the other side. We’ve shown that with Chick-fil-A and Duck Dynasty. Fight to win!


25 posted on 05/16/2014 10:01:44 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Jane Long

I just wrote them an email telling them their correct response to the gaystapo should be:

“We are in the business of handling banking transactions for the profit of our shareholders. We are required be law not to discriminate against any one person or group. It is not our business to police or enforce any political viewpoints”


26 posted on 05/16/2014 10:02:07 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: chajin

“”I’m glad I pulled my SunTrust accounts last year””

I wish I had some Sun Trust accounts to close! Hopefully, those who disagree with their decision and do bank there will do the same as you have!


27 posted on 05/16/2014 10:04:58 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: ColdOne

This is pure fascism. Support of the homo agenda is the Mark of the Beast I guess.


28 posted on 05/16/2014 10:05:21 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Trueblackman

I don’t understand what happened to free speech. I thought we were all entitled to our own opinions and could voice them. I hear opinions from the liberals and do not always like or agree with what they say but I do not boycott them.

Am I supposed to take offense if someone offers me a senior discount? I mean, aren’t they applying a label to me?

Someone tell me what I am allowed to think and say! I miss the forties and fifties. Am I allowed to say I miss Joe McCarthy. Does that put me on an enemies list? Oh this 21st century is so confusing to me!!!


29 posted on 05/16/2014 10:06:37 AM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: Mr. K

Good deal....they need to be pummeled with calls/emails. This is downright scary, what is happening.


30 posted on 05/16/2014 10:08:14 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: ruesrose

Pretty soon it’ll be on employment forms

- I support the homo agenda

or you don’t eat


31 posted on 05/16/2014 10:08:41 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ColdOne

The only way to stop this kind of crap is for Christian, and true Americans who believe in choice, to pull all of their business from SunTrust.


32 posted on 05/16/2014 10:08:45 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Regulator

No one will sing it from the pulpits. That would be separation of BANK AND STATE and the churches can’t have that.


33 posted on 05/16/2014 10:10:48 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: FatherofFive

You get these things when colleges started handing out master’s degrees in “human resource management.” Products of said masters programs are where you get numbskull policies like not having a job disqualifies an applicant for employment.


34 posted on 05/16/2014 10:14:24 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog

” Products of said masters programs are where you get numbskull policies like not having a job disqualifies an applicant for employment.”

That’s right up there with getting a loan is easier when you can prove you really don’t need it.

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35 posted on 05/16/2014 10:17:35 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Moonman62

“Accept the mark of the communist-Islamist-administered Beast, or you will not be allowed to buy and sell.”

It’s very Scriptural. And it’s here.


36 posted on 05/16/2014 10:25:25 AM PDT by butterdezillion (Note to self : put this between arrow keys: img src=""/)
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To: Mears

I have developed a very low tolerance for HR asshattery. The thing that pushed into the anti HR camp was several years ago when the company I’m with now wanted to put me on the payroll after I had been on contract. They had me submit my resume to HR for the job posting. A week later they sent me back a form letter a week later telling me that I didn’t meet the qualifications for position. Never mind that I had been doing that job as a contractor for the past two years or that I helped build the group at this company ten years ago. It took a manager a week to get the HR morons to pull their heads out of their asses.


37 posted on 05/16/2014 10:28:02 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Moonman62
Banks are heavily regulated. It could have been unofficial pressure from government.

Wouldn't be the first time for the Obama administration.

38 posted on 05/16/2014 10:28:50 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: ColdOne

They need to be honest about it and put up “No Christians Allowed” signs on their front doors.


39 posted on 05/16/2014 10:45:59 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: ColdOne

So a gay man can force a photographer to do business with them otherwise it is discrimination.

So surely, if a business cuts ties to somebody because of religious beliefs that is also discrimination. Right?

We need to start suing based on religious discrimination.


40 posted on 05/16/2014 10:50:03 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: fuzzylogic

How dare they refuse to do business with someone because they aren’t gay!

equality??


41 posted on 05/16/2014 10:51:42 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Trueblackman

SunTrust could have a backlash. It’s a southern bank.


42 posted on 05/16/2014 10:52:57 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: fuzzylogic; All

I hope someone from the ACLJ is paying attention to this story. Jay Sekulow should eat SunTrust alive. This is akin to banks closing accounts of gun manufacturers. Blah.


43 posted on 05/16/2014 10:54:44 AM PDT by PenguinM
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To: ColdOne

The witch hunt continues ...

And the Left accuses US of “McCarthyism ...”


44 posted on 05/16/2014 10:56:34 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: ColdOne

This vicious gang of fascists start the Brothers down the road to destruction and the Daily Caller has the gall to refer to them only as “liberal activists?”


45 posted on 05/16/2014 10:56:42 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: ColdOne

https://www.suntrust.com/AboutUs/InvestorRelations/ContactInvestorRelations


46 posted on 05/16/2014 11:02:05 AM PDT by jeannineinsd
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To: ColdOne; All
Statement from the Benham Brothers Website:

SunTrust Statement

David and Jason Benham today confirm that SunTrust Bank® has pulled all of its listed properties with the Benham brothers and several franchisees across the US. This came without warning or explanation from SunTrust and took place over a 15 minute period on May 15, 2014. The Benhams, as well as several of their franchisees, have enjoyed a mutually productive working relationship with SunTrust for many years, even holding “preferred broker” status. SunTrust was contacted but declined to explain why they fired these brokers.

David Benham explained, “We were caught off-guard with this one. Keeping us off television wasn’t enough, now this agenda to silence wants us out of the marketplace.”

The Benham’s recognize SunTrust’s right to hire or fire any real estate broker they choose, but do not support the decision of SunTrust to fire independent franchisees that are associated with the brothers, many of which do not hold the same beliefs the brothers do.

David went on to say, “As Americans we find ourselves at a crossroads and are forced with a decision to either stand up or sit down. Evidently, SunTrust’s longstanding commitment to diversity must not include our historic Christian values. ”

Jason Benham added, “If our faith costs us our HGTV show and our business, then so be it.”

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Benham Real Estate is a full service real estate company that specializes in selling bank owned properties. The real estate division, Benham REO Group, has about 100 offices in 35 states across the US.

SunTrust, Member FDIC, is a federally registered service mark of SunTrust Banks, Inc.

47 posted on 05/16/2014 11:09:52 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

Mark of the Beast

Worship Sodomy or Starve


48 posted on 05/16/2014 11:11:15 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Hoodat

I don’t care where they got pressured from!!!!!!!!! This stinks. It should be illegal!!!!!!!!!!!!


49 posted on 05/16/2014 11:15:03 AM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: ColdOne

I wonder how long SunTrust would last once they are boycotted due to their “anti-Christian policies?”

Since they are a public company, seeing a big dip in their stock price would also light a fire under them.


50 posted on 05/16/2014 11:22:54 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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