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Kirk Cameron Feels Like He’s Been “Stoned” and “Crucified” for His Anti-Gay Remarks

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Oh heavens, bless his little heart! Kirk Cameron‘s feelings are still hurt because of that time a lot of people disagreed with him seven months ago. This poor man probably has nightmares over our impassioned words. Shame on us, friends. Shame on us.

Just as a reminder, here’s what Kirk originally said:

“[Gay marriage is] detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization. … Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part.”

And here’s Kirk bringing it up again:

Kirk Cameron has once again defended the controversial comments he made about homosexuality on Piers Morgan’s CNN program back in March – this time to a crowd of students, RadarOnline.com is reporting.

The 41-year-old actor, best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the TV comedy Growing Pains, addressed a group of college kids at Virginia’s Liberty University where he spoke about the scandal.

“Sometimes, when a Christian is asked a question and has a conviction about not backing down and wussing out…it can get you into some hot water,” Cameron said.

Cameron also claimed he was “drug out to the public square” and “stoned so to speak” and “crucified” after he had “blasphemed the God of Political Correctness” with his anti-gay views.

Did you get that? He was “drug out to the public square,” “stoned,” and “crucified.” Sounds like somebody’s a drama queen, right? Ugh, cry me a river, Mike Seaver.

Look, I definitely believe in respecting one’s religion, but there’s a line between having religious beliefs and believing that certain people shouldn’t have basic civil rights. There just is. If you’re a Christian, that’s wonderful, it truly is, and you definitely have the right to believe whatever you like. But so do I. And if you believe that an entire group of people, including people that I love dearly, don’t deserve equality or are in any way destructive to civilization, then you can promptly go f-ck yourself. And that’s a commandment from the Church of Real Talk.

But by all means, Kirk, keep complaining about how hard your life is as a straight white Christian man. Oh, and sorry for the crucifixion. Loved you on Growing Pains (but still go f-ck yourself).

New BFF Alert: The Duggars and Kirk Cameron!

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From Radar:

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are so famous that when they went out with Kirk Cameron a fan of theirs didn’t know who he was and asked him to take their picture with the Duggars!

In this sneak peek of the upcoming episode of 19 Kids and Counting, the Duggars were in Washington DC with the Growing Pains star and his son, Jack, and even though they’re all republicans they actually went to one of President Barack Obama’s favorite restaurants, Ben’s Chili Bowl.

“I heard that Ben’s Chili Bowl is one of President Obama’s favorite places to go, it’s one of our favorite places to go, we have that in common,” Jim Bob said about their connection with the President.

Kirk said it had been four years since he’d seen the deeply religious family. “The last time I saw the Duggars was at the San Antonio International Christian Film Festival.”

Kirk has weighed in frequently on conservative political issues, recently supporting Rep. Todd Akin after his  controversial “legitimate rape” statement but he apparently isn’t as famous anymore as the Duggars are.

“We walked in and people recognized us and one lady asked if she could get a picture with Jim Bob and I and she handed the camera to Kirk Cameron,” Michelle recalled about their visit.

Kirk happily snapped the picture but it wasn’t until Jim Bob told the woman that he starred in the sitcom Growing Pains that she finally recognized him.

Fun fact: Kirk starred in Growing Pains from 1985 to 1992. Only 4 Duggar Kids were alive during its TV run.

Oh man, I bet Victoria Jackson is just so bummed that she didn’t get an invitation to this dinner! She could have sat with Jim Bob, Michelle, and Kirk and told them all about how DNA works, and it would have just been the best time. Kirk could have braided her hair while Michelle told them her innovative ideas about the world’s overpopulation problem, and then they could all talk about how adamantly opposed they are to an entire group of people having a basic right that doesn’t affect them whatsoever.

Aren’t dinner dates with friends just the bee’s knees?

Kirk Cameron Is So Concerned for Your Well Being

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Is it just me, or has it been way too long since Kirk Cameron last graced us with his startling stupidity? Personally, I’ve been on pins and needles for months, just waiting for Mike Seaver to tell me more about the things that are destroying our civilization, and I’m sure at least some of you feel the same way.

Well, don’t get your hopes up too high, because today we’re only going to hear from darling Kirk through his manager, but still, I think it’s worth it. See, a 17-year-old boy named Corey took it upon himself to invite Kirk to the Garden State Equality’s Youth Caucus so that “in a kind, respectful and constructive way,” they could discuss Kirk’s public statements and so that they could explain to Kirk how hurtful his words have been to them. You can read the letter in full here, but essentially, it’s a very friendly letter from a bunch of teenagers who wanted to have a civil discussion with Kirk about the issues he’s spoken about so hatefully. They heard that Kirk was going to be in the same state on the weekend of their event, and they took a shot.

Here‘s the response from Kirk’s manager:

My name is Mark Craig and I am Kirk’s manager. His schedule is quite hectic with his movie Monumental and working on a new one at the same time, as well as his Love Worth Fighting For events.

He usually flies in the day of the event and after the event is actually traveling to the next one. Because of this intense schedule, there is not time to set up extra meetings like you are suggesting. That being said I would normally just write a simple reply, “Thanks for your invitation, however Kirk’s schedule will not permit,” but because you have taken some time to share some of your feelings, Kirk asked me to personally thank you on his behalf for your kind invitation and is very sorry he can not attend because of the schedule that weekend. I also want to thank you for taking the time to write and share your heart in your letter.

For this reason, I want to share this thought with you, from someone who sees and works with Kirk almost everyday of the year – I promise you his goal is not one of trying to hurt people in any way, in fact it is just the opposite. He has a concern for their well being – not only now, but eternally. He goes out to share a positive message through events like this weekend and I assure you he will only be presenting a positive/ inspiring message.

I would like to suggest if you really are interested in Kirk’s thoughts on the matter, you can listen online to the interviews and comments Kirk has shared where he was given ample time to communicate his heart and thoughts. I hope you can attend the event and see for yourself.

Silly kids, Kirk Cameron isn’t trying to hurt you! He loves you, and he just wants to make sure that you don’t burn in the fiery pits of hell! Oh, and instead of talking to him about how hurtful his comments have been for you, why don’t you just go ahead and listen to those comments again! Problem solved! You ol’ sillies!

But seriously, Kirk Cameron is the worst.

Watch This: Former Child Stars Hate Kirk Cameron, Too!

As I’m sure you remember, Kirk Cameron is not a fan of the gays. He basically thinks that they’re all going to ruin our society, and that they’ll be the end of our civilization. I think, and I don’t want to put words in Kirk’s mouth or anything, that he believes that if gay people are allowed to marry just like straight people, then dark clouds will permanently block the sun from the earth, and there will be earthquakes and floods and all sorts of natural disasters, and dragons that have lied dormant in caves for years will spring forth into the land and wreak havoc on us all. You know, something like that. Those selfish gay people, bringing back the dragons just so they can have equal rights. The nerve!

But a bunch of Kirk’s fellow former child stars disagree with Kirk’s totally valid viewpoints. Enough that they all got together and made a Funny or Die video to make a stand against him.

I’ll admit it, I did giggle a couple of times. But then I remembered that Kirk has such a tender soul: remember when he got so upset when not everyone agreed with his statements? He was sad that we couldn’t “debate these things with greater love and respect,” and wanted people to know and trust that his “life’s mission is to love all people.” I can’t even imagine what this video is doing to him right now. He must be beside himself.

Why can’t people just let this go? Shame on you, child stars! Kirk has never been anything but loving and kind while explaining why gay people are detrimental and destructive to society, and you have to go and make a video like this? For shame!

We Really Hurt Poor Kirk Cameron’s Feelings This Time

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We really did it this time, you guys. Man, us and our big stupid mouths, always getting us into trouble. What a big bunch of goofs we are, huh? A regular bunch of squares.

Ok, this whole mess started when Kirk Cameron said this:

“[Gay marriage is] detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization. … Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part.”

Then a bunch of us got real disrespectful and hateful towards Kurt. We called what he said “hate speech,” even though Kirk’s original comments came from such a loving and respectful place. There was nothing at all offensive or hurtful about what Kirk said, but we had to go and start something where there was nothing, and that was wrong of us. Kirk chastised us good though, when he said this:

“I should be able to express moral views on social issues,” he said, “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.”

He concluded, “I believe we need to learn how to debate these things with greater love and respect,” and added, “I’ve been encouraged by the support of many friends (including gay friends, incidentally).”

I know, I got in a tizz over what he said there too. I said that Kirk was wrong, that he wasn’t being loving and respectful at all, and that if he couldn’t stand hearing differing opinions, he really shouldn’t make public statements like this. In my defense, I think I was on my period when I wrote that. And you know how us folk with uteruses can be: downright crazy and nonsensical!

But you guys. It turns out that this whole thing is still weighing heavy on Kirk’s mind. He still has a bunch of feelings inside about it, and we owe it to him to hear him out:

“I was surprised, frankly, that people were surprised by the things that I’ve said,” he explained. “I have been consistent for 15 years as a Christian. I’m a Bible-believing Christian. What I would have thought was more newsworthy is if I had said something that contradicted the word of God, if I had contradicted my faith.”

So, given his comments, does Cameron, who had also come on the show to discuss his new documentary “Monumental,” actually hate gay people?

“Absolutely not,” he said. “I love all people, I hate no one. … When you take a subject and reduce it to something like a four-second soundbite and a check mark on a ballot, I think that that’s inappropriate and insensitive. … To edit it down to that, it certainly didn’t reflect my full heart on the matter.”

See there? We were being “inappropriate and insensitive” to poor Kirk Cameron with all of this. I can’t believe us, you guys. We’re so mean.

Kirk Cameron Isn’t Sorry

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A couple of days ago, Sarah shared with you a lovely little quote that Kirk Cameron gave about gay marriage. Do you remember it? Here, let me refresh your memory and show you exactly what Kirk said:

“[Gay marriage is] detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization. … Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part.”

Sarah referred to Kirk’s homophobic words as “ass-hattery,” and I think that’s pretty accurate. A lot of other people thought the same thing, because Kirk had to go ahead and make a statement about what he said. Spoiler alert: it’s not an apology, and in typical Kirk Cameron style, it’s actually pretty absurd. Ready?

“I spoke as honestly as I could, but some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community. That is not true. I can assuredly say that it’s my life’s mission to love all people.”

“I should be able to express moral views on social issues,” he said, “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.”

He concluded, “I believe we need to learn how to debate these things with greater love and respect,” and added, “I’ve been encouraged by the support of many friends (including gay friends, incidentally).”

Where to start? There are so many problems I have with this statement, I’ll just go ahead and make a list of thoughts, ok?

- Kirk thinks his original statement is loving towards those in the gay community.  Right, because when people speak in a loving way to you, they tell you that you marrying the person you love is destructive to civilization as a whole.  That’s so loving.

- Sure, his life mission is to love all people.  That is, if his idea of love is calling someone’s basic rights detrimental to society. Yeah, everyone’s really feeling the warmth of your love here, Kirk.

- He should be able to express moral views on social issues, absolutely.  He should be able to express whatever he wants. But if he does that, he should also be able to take the backlash.  If he’s getting upset that people are upset over upsetting things that he said, then he should probably either stop saying those upsetting things to save his own tender feelings or just take it.  If he wants to express his views on social issues, to make his own points, then he should be fine with people making counterpoints.  Basically, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

- Likewise, if he wants to “debate these things with greater love and respect,” then ideally he should be able to actually debate things, and also use love and respect while making his own points.

Here’s the thing though:  I don’t really think there’s any way to debate Kirk Cameron’s viewpoints with love and respect.  Sure, he sounded perfectly nice, and I’m sure he’s a swell guy, and you know I loved me some Growing Pains, but I just don’t believe that there’s a way to respectfully say “hey, you know how you want to marry that person that you love?  Sorry, according to my religion, that’s disgusting, and also, you’re destroying civilization.”  I could put on my sweetest voice and a big ol’ smile, but if what I’m saying is full of hate and bigotry, then it’s still not all right, is it?

Quotables: Guess Who’s a Raging Homophobe!

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“[Gay marriage is] detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization. … Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part.”

You know, there is one thing that you can do (OK, that’s a lie: there’s a bunch of things you can do, but this one just about tops the list) to make me instantaneously not like you, and that’s “be a gay-hating bigot.”

As far as I’m concerned, it’s guys like these who give Christianity a bad name, and I seriously mean that. I don’t care how you feel about that particular comment, because it’s my own, but you’d think that someone who’s got such an obviously strong opinion about others’ sexual preferences, of all things, might keep that kind of dumb ass business to themselves.

Anyway. Ugh. Are you ready to see the ass-hattery in live action? Here’s a video clip of Cameron, who appeared on Piers Morgan’s show this past weekend.

I don’t know. The biggest insult I can heap upon Kirk Cameron? “You’re the ugly, unwanted stepbrother of Neil Patrick Harris, fool.”