Oh here we go!!
Kirk Cameron has released a statement in response to the backlash given over the homophobic views he expressed to Piers Morgan.
Throwing it back on everyone, because ya know, he definitely shouldn't be held accountable when he says homosexuality destroys society, Kirk says those who judge him are just as bad as he is for judging homosexuality.
Welp! He's right when he says everyone is judging him too (for being narrow-minded). But here's the thing - the judgement thrown back on him won't hinder his civil rights. It's the judgement he and others spew that keeps gay Americans from enjoying certain freedoms.
His statement reads:
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. 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.
As long as his views are hindering civil rights — such as the right for consenting gay adults to marry — he should prepare for all the raised eyebrows that come his way.
Those kind of views breed negative actions: bullying, violence, and worse.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, sure. But if those opinions hinder the rights and lives of those who haven't done anything to warrant such hate, then yeah, you're most likely gonna be thought of as an a$$hole!
*That being said, nobody should ever mimic homophobes and physically act on their opinions of Kirk.
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