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SunTrust Reverses Decision On Conservative Benham Brothers
The Daily Caller ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 05/16/2014 2:20:32 PM PDT by kristinn

After an uproar from conservative customers, SunTrust Banks announced Friday afternoon that the decision to end its relationship with real estate entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham had been reversed.

Earlier Friday, The Daily Caller reported that SunTrust Banks had pulled all of its listed properties with the Benham brothers’ bank-owned property business.

The move came just a week after HGTV announced it was canceling a planned home renovation show hosted by the Benhams because of their conservative views on abortion and gay marriage.

By Friday afternoon, SunTrust released a statement saying the decision had been reversed. The bank didn’t go into detail about why they originally cut ties with the Benham brothers, though said the decision was made by a third party vendor. TheDC reported earlier Friday that the vendor had told a Benham Brothers franchisee that the bank itself made the decision.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benhambrothers; flipitforward; gaystapo; hgtv; homosexualagenda; suntrust
One of the Benham brothers will be on the Doc Washburn Show on WBT tonight between 6 and 8 p.m. EDT. Listen live here.
1 posted on 05/16/2014 2:20:32 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Sounds like they were Cracker Barreled!


3 posted on 05/16/2014 2:24:43 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: kristinn; maggief; WildHighlander57; crosslink; LucyT

Thanks for the update K


4 posted on 05/16/2014 2:25:19 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Arm_Bears

Lot of gibberish, mumbo-jumbo in the article from SunTrust—Of course, it’s difficult to backpedal and be articulate at the same time.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 2:26:27 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: kristinn

bump


6 posted on 05/16/2014 2:27:00 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: kristinn

Too late. I’d still cancel my relationship with them immediately. I know where their ultimate loyalties lie.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 2:27:27 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

bump


8 posted on 05/16/2014 2:28:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kristinn

They backed off (this time).


9 posted on 05/16/2014 2:31:30 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: kristinn
It was a very stupid business decision, if a lot of your revenue comes from customers in the south. I was about to email this story to my friends and family in the south.

If I was the boss of the person who decided this, I would be quite upset.

10 posted on 05/16/2014 2:39:51 PM PDT by Moorings
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11 posted on 05/16/2014 2:44:31 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: kristinn

One wouldn’t even need to share the beliefs of the Benham brothers to decide that SunTrust is an unworthy business partner. Apparently, once in a while, your business lifeline will simply be pulled with no explanation.

The evasive non-explanation and probably rehearsed finger-pointing between SunTrust and its putative “third party vendor” gives you no assurance at all that it won’t happen again.


12 posted on 05/16/2014 2:47:18 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: kristinn
I haven't been keeping up with this situation, but ...

Conservatives and the Benham brothers should pull everything out of SunTrust.

If a company is that easily swayed by Leftist/Lib crap, they will continue to be in the future.

There are other banks, many of which would be elated to have the customers/clients SunTrust would lose.

[Recall how some of his advertisers abandoned Rush, and then a few months later, they were begging for him to take them back?]

Companies should stay out of the politics of personal destruction.

13 posted on 05/16/2014 2:56:36 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: kristinn
they should quietly find another bank, and then tell the faggot lovers to GET STUFFED!!!
14 posted on 05/16/2014 2:57:38 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Arm_Bears

Since Suntrust didn’t say who they fired their reinstatement gesture is pretty empty.


15 posted on 05/16/2014 3:01:00 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: fwdude

The brothers weren’t using them as a bank. Sun Trust was using the brothers business to sell houses.


16 posted on 05/16/2014 3:18:06 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: SunTzuWu

Ah, going to Chic-fil-a for dinner tonight.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 3:29:16 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: kristinn

The left decried “McCarthyism” until they achieved the power to do the same thing. Our current state of affairs does however prove that McCarthy was right!


18 posted on 05/16/2014 3:30:07 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: kristinn

What idiots

Even if conservative customers don’t pull out, SunTrust has lost any hope of attracting new ones in the future

Should never have flipped to cause the flop in the first place. Now it’s succeeded in alienating everyone

Very poor business practices. Take heed CEOS of what your HR or PR depts are doing. And cut the crap yourself if you approved it beforehand


19 posted on 05/16/2014 3:32:11 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: kristinn

So they said they didn’t do it but an unnamed 3rd party did ?


20 posted on 05/16/2014 3:38:00 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: SunTzuWu
The brothers weren’t using them as a bank. Sun Trust was using the brothers business to sell houses.

Even so. They tried to terminate the relationship over Gaystapo harassment.

21 posted on 05/16/2014 3:43:27 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: kristinn

What slimes. Boycott anyway. They already made a mistake.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 3:47:54 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kristinn
Suntrust, I believe, is based in Florida.

'nuff said.

23 posted on 05/16/2014 4:11:21 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: zot

and who do you bank with? Rhetorical


24 posted on 05/16/2014 4:26:21 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> The bank didn’t go into detail about why they originally cut ties with the Benham brothers, though said the decision was made by a third party vendor. TheDC reported earlier Friday that the vendor had told a Benham Brothers franchisee that the bank itself made the decision.

Thanks kristinn.


25 posted on 05/16/2014 4:27:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kristinn

The fact that it is now legal to discriminate against Christians is very troubling.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 4:40:41 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: kristinn

I would like to know the name of the third party vendor.


27 posted on 05/16/2014 5:05:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: GreyFriar

I bank with SunTrust. I’m glad they listened to the outcry and reversed this decision.


28 posted on 05/16/2014 5:28:01 PM PDT by zot
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To: kristinn

Operation Choke Point.


29 posted on 05/16/2014 5:29:27 PM PDT by dforest
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To: kristinn

It won’t be long before everyone will have to swear to support gays before they can get a TV show.


30 posted on 05/16/2014 6:11:06 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: fwdude

I agree...


31 posted on 05/16/2014 6:21:07 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: fwdude

>> I know where their ultimate loyalties lie.

The company boards aren’t necessarily involved in every decision made by management. Not saying that’s the case with SunTrust.

I can think of only a few extreme reasons a company should act quickly in terms of PR.


32 posted on 05/16/2014 6:32:17 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: redgolum

>> The fact that it is now legal to discriminate against Christians is very troubling.

It’s not legal. And that’s just as troubling.


33 posted on 05/16/2014 6:34:46 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

“It’s not legal. And that’s just as troubling”

Not disturbing that [discriminating against Christians] isn’t legal; disturbing that it’s happening, and the perpetrators are going unpunished under applicable laws.

Gotta be clear, here.


34 posted on 05/16/2014 6:43:44 PM PDT by HKMk23 (The Superior Culture will prevail.)
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To: HKMk23

Worthy clarification. Thank you.


35 posted on 05/16/2014 6:45:16 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Bttt


36 posted on 05/16/2014 9:31:05 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Tzimisce
They backed off (this time).

They will *always* back off on gay-related issues, because they're a southern bank, and the vast majority of its customers are white southerners. (The vast numbers of southern black welfare recipients, who account for much of the surplus of federal dollar inflows vs outflows in the region, mean that most blacks in the south don't have significant interactions with banks). White southerners would literally have driven the bank out of business if this had persisted. Long before that happened, the CEO would have been out on his butt, due to a crashing stock price.

37 posted on 05/16/2014 9:41:20 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

SunTrust hates Christians is the lead story; so, shareholders should take the top dogs to task for throwing away profitable business just to feed the ego and popularity of the top brass. It is stealing from shareholders. The top brass should be fired post haste and pay restitution to the shareholders for the business lost.

Same with Cracker Barrel execs who banned Duck Dynasty products.

Message: Shareholders are pissed because THEIR companies won’t do business with Christians and thereby steal money out of the shareholders’ wallets.

Message 2: I (and many others) don’t like discrimination, so I ceased doing business with Denny’s and Cracker Barrel; and while I do no business with SunTrust, I won’t, and I won’t buy their stock.


38 posted on 05/17/2014 10:11:36 AM PDT by Memphis Moe
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To: redgolum

Indeed . .and illegal

Not just stautory (so-called “Civil Right” legislation

But also Constitutional Freedom of Religion/Association > legislative

No legislation should ever trump a Constitutional right, esp First Amendment ones


39 posted on 05/17/2014 10:24:57 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Sam The Sham . . . Scam . . . Shame)
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To: Arm_Bears

SunTrust is a lousy bank, at least in the Baltimore-DC-NoVA area. They would have been better off to find another partner. Maybe another banker will reach out to them.


40 posted on 05/17/2014 4:21:30 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: redgolum
The fact that it is now legal to discriminate against Christians is very troubling.

It is becoming legal in a number of ways. As for now, it's mostly fashionable.

41 posted on 05/17/2014 4:23:54 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Memphis Moe
I ceased doing business with Denny’s and Cracker Barrel

Did Denny's do something against Christians that I missed? Or are you instead referring to the anti-black scandal that happened a few years ago?

42 posted on 05/17/2014 4:26:57 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: kristinn
So, are we gong to get the real story on this? If a conservative group backpedaled like this, there would be reporters parked outside the CEO’s door. Instead, the MSM is sweeping it under the rug.
43 posted on 05/18/2014 5:26:55 PM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Andy'smom

Is Suntrust part of Merscorp that is clouding americans homeowners deeds?


44 posted on 05/18/2014 6:30:08 PM PDT by mitzirenee
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To: Albion Wilde

The latter.


45 posted on 05/18/2014 8:06:57 PM PDT by Memphis Moe
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