Skip to comments.SunTrust Reverses Decision On Conservative Benham Brothers
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 didnt 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.
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Sounds like they were Cracker Barreled!
Thanks for the update K
Lot of gibberish, mumbo-jumbo in the article from SunTrust—Of course, it’s difficult to backpedal and be articulate at the same time.
Too late. I’d still cancel my relationship with them immediately. I know where their ultimate loyalties lie.
They backed off (this time).
If I was the boss of the person who decided this, I would be quite upset.
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.
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.
Since Suntrust didn’t say who they fired their reinstatement gesture is pretty empty.
The brothers weren’t using them as a bank. Sun Trust was using the brothers business to sell houses.
Ah, going to Chic-fil-a for dinner tonight.
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!
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
So they said they didn’t do it but an unnamed 3rd party did ?