Kirk Cameron, a former child star, is now all grown-up. When he's not doing Christian themed movies, he works for a ministry whose promotion of creationism included distributing copies, on college campuses, of a creationist version of Darwin's "Origin of Species." In addition to being a scientist, Kirk's historical acumen is now being showcased in his recent movie, "Monumental," which is about the awesomeness of the Founding Fathers (no mention of native American genocide) and how this country is on the road to perdition due to the policies of the evil Obama administration. Recently, he emerged from obscurity when he caused some controversy over a comment that he made, on Piers Morgan's show, about how homosexuality is "unnatural...detrimental and destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization." While *gay groups and many in the Hollywood community objected, he was defended by the homophobic hate groups, "The American Family Association" and "Americans for Truth About Homosexuality." Cameron claims that his free speech is being infringed upon. So it's not surprising that Fox & Friends, a show that specializes in persecuted Christians, offered him an opportunity to defend himself as well as promote his movie.
It was all happy talk on this morning's Fox & Friends where most of the discussion was about Cameron's movie which features Cameron's fellow bogus and revisionist "historian," David Barton. Cameron became almost orgasmic (but in a chaste and very heterosexual way) over a monument, in Plymouth Massachusetts, which tells the story of what the Pilgrims did and "how we sustain a free and just society."(A monument which one of Cameron's fellow evangelicals thinks is pagan because it was dedicated the Freemasons!) Towards the end of the fluff piece, Brian Kilmeade asked Cameron about his comment that "gay marriage is destructive to society." Cameron accused Morgan is "reducing a personal and sensitive issue to a four second sound bite and toss it into a community" (Kilmeade said "right") "political bonfire" (Kilmeade said "firestorm") and "upset people that you're looking to protect is disingenuous." When he whined that the interview was supposed to be about his movie and not about social issues, Kilmeade validated him: "That's where he took it cause no one was watching that show anyway."
Factchecks - Kilmeade altered the quote. Cameron didn't say "gay marriage was destructive to society." He said, as quoted above, that homosexuality was "destructive" to society. Big difference! And it wasn't just a four second soundbite. It was part of Cameron's pontification on his belief in the sacredness of heterosexual marriage. But Perez Hilton says it best: "So sad. It's clear that despite his attempt to soften his opinions with some serious politician-esque dodging of questions, all he's taken from his religion is outdated bigotry and hatred for those who are different. We'd say that those qualities are far more "destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization" than homosexuality could ever be, wouldn't you, Kirk?" As Hilton so astutely notes, it's attitudes like Cameron's that result in, at best, bullying and, at worst, the murder of Matthew Shepherd. Cameron obviously has a right to his opinion. But if you believe that others are intrinsically evil or who, according to the Catholic Church, commit intrinsically evil acts, bad things can and do happen. Nice to see Fox & Friends providing a warm and supportive place for a person who holds these hateful opinions.
*GLAAD has a petition that urges Kirk Cameron to "grow up."
Anyones who don’t shows up fer ma movie is tramplin’ on ma god givin’ right ta force ma psychotic views on a nation.
Additionally, Kirk could use a history lesson when it comes to the “Pilgrims.” They weren’t as “free and just” as he may seem to think. As long as you followed THEIR religion, everything was hunky-dory. But, if you dared to think that God would understand your missing a church service one morning (as long as you said all your prayers and read a few verses of scripture), you were liable to find yourself spending a day or two in the stocks. And let’s not even talk about what happened if you were a Catholic (take that, FoxNoise!) or a Jew. And he might want to remember what happened when those wonderful Pilgrims decided that some of their neighbors were witches and other servants of the Devil. Where was the religious freedom for THOSE people, Kirk? (You want to talk about being your rights being “infringed upon,” sweetie, read some REAL history and you’ll read what it was like for people whose rights were REALLY “infringed upon”—often by people with your mindset.)