Text Disappearing with Render HTML

Ok, i have a dynamic text box and the variable for the text is in the root. The only html tag I am using is <br>. If the text is displayed without html it works fine, but as soon as i enable Render as HTML, the text field goes blank. how do i fix this problem?

Current Format for variable is:

faqContent = “this is the content<br>of the faq.”;