March 5, 2012

1980’s "Growing Pains" Actor Says Homosexuality ‘Unnatural’ & Gay Marriage 'Destructive'



It’s No Wonder He's Been Out Of Substantive Work For Over 20 Years
This story to me is really a non-story. I’m posting it primarily because it’s so funny. Kirk Cameron, who found fame as a child actor while working on the situation comedy Growing Pains in the 1980’s, sat down for an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan that aired last Friday, March 2nd. Michael Sheridan wrote in the New York Daily News:

Kirk Cameron fears homosexuality will destroy the world.

The one-time sitcom star who went from atheism to conservative Christian during the 1980s slammed gay marriage as "destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization" and called homosexuals "detrimental" to society during an interview Friday.

"I think that it's unnatural," Cameron told Piers Morgan on CNN.

In terms of gay marriage, the "Fireproof" actor said, "I believe marriage was defined by God a long time ago... One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage."

Cameron then added, "So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don't."

I think Kirk Cameron is stupid and ignorant, and really a non-entity, with very little influence in the world. He isn’t really a working actor, and his thoughts and opinions carry very little weight. His “acting” work consists of primarily Christian-themed direct to video projects. The fact that he thinks homosexuals are detrimental to society, just reflects how little gray matter is resting between his ears. I would have challenged Cameron to cite how Leonardo Da Vinci and his art were detrimental to society. I would ask him why he’d say that about the late Roman Catholic Priest Mychal F. Judge, OFM who was the chaplain of the Fire Department of New York, and lost his life at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001.

Saying “homosexuals are detrimental to society” suggests that he thinks heterosexuals  are better. Wouldn’t that be a lovely debate that I would love to have in a public forum any day of any week.

More disturbing to me is the fact that Piers Morgan said Cameron’s comments were “brave.” The New York Daily News also reported:

“I felt he was, you know, honest to what he believes,” Morgan said in a video on TMZ. “And I don't think he expected the kind of fury it’s created.”

“I think he was pretty brave to say what he said,” he added.

There is nothing brave about displaying your stupidity and ignorance on national television. He might have been honest about what he thinks, but he’s also wrong and misguided.

Adolph Hitler thought that Jews and the LGBT community was detrimental to society, and sent them to death camps. If that’s what Cameron is suggesting, he should really make an appointment at his local mental health facility as soon as he possibly can. (What an asshole!)

Two of Cameron’s more successful former co-stars, Alan Thicke and Tracy Gold, addressed his inane remarks.
Kirk Cameron has earned a spot in my Hall of Shame. Will rehab be next? So what - who cares.


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