Kirk ‘Gays are Unnatural’ Cameron Accuses YOU of Being the Bigot
Yeah, that’s right! I’m talking to all you out there who are offended by his comments that homosexuality is “unnatural, detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many foundations of civilization.” You have some nerve voicing dislike of his opinion! Jerks!
Blatant sarcasm aside, let’s have a discussion about Kirk Cameron. He became famous from a starring role on the 80s sitcom “Growing Pains,” and somewhere between then and now became an evangelical Christian and is very vocal about his religion.
While that’s all well and good, we didn’t really care what he had to say–that is, until Piers Morgan interviewed him last Friday on his CNN show. And boy, do we care about him now.
For those unfamiliar, I’ll give you a link to the segment of the interview that caused the general underwear-bunching:
Cameron: I believe that it’s unnatural. I think that it’s detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.
I gotta give Piers credit for keeping after Kirk when he questioned him about how he’d respond to one of his kids being gay. And Cameron’s response? “Just because you feel one way doesn’t mean you should act on it?” Heard that one before, and we’re not buying it.
So over the past few days, this story’s really been blowing up. People are outraged that he would make comments like that in a day and age where we’ve heard so many stories of LGBT youth being bullied and committing suicide. Not just any people, but his co-star and a fellow once-was-a-child-star are speaking out against his remarks.
Neil Patrick Harris, (gay)world renowned foodie and partner of David Burtka weighed in on Cameron’s remarks, almost casually dismissing them.
That Kirk Cameron is hilarious!
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) March 5, 2012
Cameron’s “Growing Pains” co-star Tracey Gold took it a step further, hashtagging LGBT, NOH8 and LOVE in her equality-advocacy tweet that came shortly after Cameron’s appearance.
— Tracey Gold (@TheTraceyGold) March 5, 2012
So, we’ve got co-stars and high-profile LGBT people speaking out against Kirk Cameron for his offensive remarks. Good for them/us, right? WRONG, apparently.
Cameron has been on the
offensive defensive since his comments made news, and he’s annoyed that you’re annoyed! So cut it out!
“I should be able to express moral views on social issues, especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years — without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach ‘tolerance’ that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I’m in the public square.”
Cameron added that he has been encouraged by the support of gay friends.
First, let me throw out there that any member of the LGBT community that is supporting and/or encouraging Cameron’s diatribe about homosexuality being unnatural has some serious ‘splainin to do. Really, how could you support a friend who essentially said that you and your lifestyle were destructive to civilization?
I also highly doubt it’s his life’s mission to love all people. You don’t demonize an entire population if you want to love all people. That’s like saying marriage is a universal human right as you campaign against marriage equality.
Real talk: Kirk Cameron is a bigot. His ways of thinking are dangerous and antiquated, along with people like Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann. He does not want us to have equal rights, and let’s be honest: If it’s his life’s mission to love all people, he’s doing a pretty poor job.
Let’s hear what you guys have to say! How do you feel about Kirk Cameron’s dissing of the entire LGBT community? Should we even care what he thinks?
(via NY Daily News)