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Kirk Cameron Responds To The Backlash Over His Outdated Homophobia!

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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.

Yawn.

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.

Thoughts?

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127 comments to “Kirk Cameron Responds To The Backlash Over His Outdated Homophobia!”

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  1. 101

    Re: Wrenn – I'd like to point out you've made the textbook 'religious-nut-circle'. I couldn't have formed it better myself.

    You first show your disdain for the lifestyles you don't understand.
    You are rightly called a bigot for doing so.
    You then (not joking) attempt to use THE BIBLE as evidence and justification to create bigoted legislature.
    You are then pointed out (again) that this country is founded upon the separation of church and state.
    You then immediately (this one's my favorite) jump forward to completely ludicrous examples to try and prove your point even though they are not even slightly related. (Marrying your mom?? Really??)

    You've gone completely full circle and start all over again. Since you don't have logic, compassion, and rationality on your side you people have adapted to using this strategy to effectively never truly answer a question. Go back and look at your comments, Not once have you ever answered someone's rebuttal. Seriously! Go look! You're simply sacrificing all credibility in order to save face, which you are more than okay with. If I'm right, you won't even acknowledge this, either. Prove me wrong.



  2. 102

    Re: joethehobo – What do you think Kirk should have done when he was asked about gay marriage? Lie? Change the subject? Pretend to be somebody he is not? Completely go against everything he believes just because a lot of people don't agree with him and think he is totally wrong and even disgusting for his views? If you don't think gay people should do that, then why should Kirk have to do it? He was not being malicious or rude or hateful. He was answering a question based upon what he believes. He was being true to himself. And you think he was wrong for doing so. So I am not sure why you think my freedom of speech reference is so way off base. This country is full of millions of different people who all are going to disagree about every topic known to man. That is why we elect officials to make the laws and the rules that they think is best. That is the way our government works. It doesn't always work out the way we want, but if we don't like it then we should get out there and try to get people into office that support our views. And whether you are famous or not famous or influential or not influential it doesn't matter. There are just as many influential people who tell the national media that they are FOR gay marriage. Do you think that is wrong that they are using their influence in that way? Or is it okay, as long as the celebrity happens to be talking about something you agree with?



  3. 103

    Re: Moose&Goose – NookiesWA has explicitly stated his disdain for black people multiple times on this website. I'd try another example. I wish I was joking.



  4. 104

    Re: Christina80 – That's actually a good question. I'm not sure what Mr. Cameron should have answered with while on Piers Morgan's show. I'm sure it is very similar to what it must have been like for people who were still for segregation when the opinion was becoming unpopular in the 60's. I think he knew there would be backlash for what he said and he was willing to face it. It's hard for rational and compassionate people to empathize with people who take a bigoted mindset, so I'm not sure if I am able to answer for you. I guess what I'm trying to say is if you are going to spread intolerant messages about homosexuals in this country, you should know that some people (in this case most) will not take the message kindly. No matter the tone or language Mr. Cameron used to express his feelings, they were still intolerant and bigoted nonetheless.
    If he wanted a compassionate response for his opinion he should have had a compassionate opinion in the first place.

    Again, you are so hellbent on the free speech thing, and unnecessarily so. No one is challenging free speech.



  5. 105

    Just because he doesn't agree with you doesn't mean he's an asshole. It's a free country. Freedom of speech.



  6. 106

    It always puts a smile on my face when im compared to hitler. Hey Neo-Nazis are called "wanna be hitlers" I actually get compared to him. HOOZAH TAKE THAT NEO NAZI LOSERS.



  7. 107

    Re: joethehobo – I am pretty sure Kirk is not looking for a compassionate response to what he said. I never got the impression that he was afraid of upsetting people. If he was, then he never would have said it. I am not here so much to defend him. He is a big boy, I am sure he can take care of himself. I am here because I cannot stand hypocrisy. I don't think you are trying to be hypocritical. I just don't think you see that you ARE being hypocritical. And if I appear to be hellbent on the free speech thing, its only because you brought up how much you care about people's CIVIL rights, but you don't seem to give a damn about their right to speak their mind. Granted, he is not facing government persecution, which is what the actual Free Speech right is referring to, but still….you seem to be a very tolerant person who is very intolerant of people who don't agree with you. And that doesn't make sense to me. If he was a total asshole who had a hateful agenda, I could see why people would be so angry. I would speak out about that and call him an asshole and a bigot with every breath I had. But that isn't what he was doing. He was just telling the truth about how he felt and I have to respect that, even if I don't agree. I love it when people speak their mind…even you….but that doesn't mean that I don't feel a strong tug to point out hypocrisy when I see it.



  8. 108

    Stop hating on people who don't share your views Mario! I don't agree with him at all but he has a right to voice his opinion.



  9. 109

    Re: Christina80 – I see what you're saying. Though I have not shown it at all today, I really am a very open-minded person and usually can put myself in other people's perspectives very well. It seems these days people confuse the term 'open-minded' with 'liberal' and that is just not the case. I can see why people on my side can be seen as victims, or quick to throw out words like hate, discrimination, and bigot, but it's difficult for us to wait for years and years for equality in this country and even more difficult to see people speak out against our rights and have their sometimes intolerant and bigoted views be protected by people fighting for free speech, not necessarily Mr. Cameron. I think people see the gay marriage debate as a non-issue during the lull before voting, but we don't have equal rights in the meantime.
    I know same sex marriage is well on its way to being a win for this country am pleased with the compassion people have given my community even within the past few years.



  10. 110

    He has a right to express his opinions! Hey i totally agree with everything he said!!!

  11. Rossi says – reply to this


    111

    I hear his wife likes it up the butt.



  12. 112

    He's entitled to have and voice his own opinions, with no BUTS, Mario. The minute you put that "but" in there, YOU are trampling on HIS civil rights, you hypocritical asshole. Gay marriage is as unnatural as screwing another man in the ass. Is there gay out there? Yes. But what you do with your tiny peen has nothing to do with civil rights, so STFU already.



  13. 113

    LOVE KIRK CAMERON.
    I whole heartedily believe in the bible, which stands against the gay community. I like Kirk would never be rude or disrespectful to anyone just because they choose a different life style then myself. I won't even tell you what I think, but if you ask my opinion I will give it honestly.
    I thought the word marriage came from the bible, so how can gays ever be married when the bible doesn't support it. Gays have equal rights, they can marry someone of the opposite sex just as the rest of us. Marrying someone of the same sex should and can never be right, you can't undefine a word. So when gays come with there own bible maybe then can then find what it is called when 2 people of the same sex try to be husband and wife.



  14. 114

    this is what "has beens" do… they say some of the stupid things and then everybody is talking about them… who cares what this guys said? just drop it already and don't give him more publicity…



  15. 115

    I respect Kirks right to free speach, but my opinion is, sometimes when you have a secret yearning, you suppress it, and speak out against it! I am not saying Kirk is gay, I am just saying, Why is he so passionate about his views? It could be, Kirk is deep in the closet, I might be wrong, but then I might be right!



  16. 116

    Hey Perez believe it or not people want to believe what they want to believe. We live in a country where we are able to express it. Some may not be on the same page with certain things like religion and life style choice, but we are able to express freely. I don't agree with him, but not gonna hate on his opinion.



  17. 117

    @jen'z opinion and @jildo! are right. The intolerance you have for those who disagree with your views is disheartening. I support gay rights with every fiber in my being, however, it should be hard for someone who openly wonders "why we can't all love each other equally" to use the word "hate" so easily. Just because someone does not agree with you, doesn't mean they are a bigot, old fashioned, and homophobic. His beliefs have been around for centuries, simple as that. There are many MANY others out there who share similar views but are too afraid to voice them because people like you bully them. What's worse is that you have a very well known public place that you could use to truly preach love and tolerance for all. Instead you choose to openly hate people who disagree with you. It's sad, it really is.



  18. 118

    This is quite irritating. Kirk Cameron has a right as does EVERYONE in this country to speak his/her mind. I consider myself a moderate and am a Christian. I wouldn't say i'm a die-hard Christian like Cameron, but I tend to like to follow values of Christianity. HOWEVER, do I believe that gays should have the right to marry? Absolutely! Do I hate Kirk Cameron because he follows his religion and believes and stands by every word? Absolutely not! It's more prejudice to go against him for thinking that way, actually. Think about it. Remember when our country was defaming the Muslim religion because we couldn't understand it?? We asked ourselves, "why would the terrorists blow themselves up as well as innocent civilians in order to get 11 virgins at the golden gate (or whatever)" As Americans, that makes no sense to us. BUT, it makes sense to them and they're entitled to believe in anything that they want. That being said, Perez and those you do not agree with Cameron—you're entitled to disagree. You're entitled to fight for the rights that you feel that you deserve. As for Cameron, he's also entitled to have this opinion. This doesn't make him an a-hole and it doesn't make him hateful. Perez, I really wish you would stop being so one-sided about everything. I notice this in your political articles and it's not fair. Not every republican is a bigot. Not every republican hates gay people and are racists.

  19. @v@ says – reply to this


    119

    Cameron is a decent sort, but telling a segment of the population who were born that way that they're not 'natural' isn't loving, no matter how you couch it. It sounds like he hasn't learned a thing.

  20. @v@ says – reply to this


    120

    *Unnatural.*



  21. 121

    I'm all for gay marriage…I think everyone should have the right to be as miserable as I am.



  22. 122

    These religious freaks do not just blab their FREE SPEECH, they pass laws on these religious beliefs, thus denying people their human rights.



  23. 123

    Re: pollopicu – yes, i read perez's comment and i am not denying his use of the word asshole may not have been a tad out of line, but he is entitled to free speech just as well. You on the other hand were way out of line with your responses and I just though you should know I, as trying to stay as unbiased as possible to whatever realm of life I fall into, found great hurt in you mean excessively mean responses. I don't see how they had any light of showing your feelings without a direct action to cause hurt. I simply thought you should know as hopefully not to offend again. I sure your mean best of love :-)

  24. Alfar says – reply to this


    124

    KONY 2012



  25. 125

    Gay marriages were legal and frequent in Ancient Rome for both males and females. Even emperors often married other males. There was total acceptance on the part of the populace of homosexual attitude and behavior. There is absolutely no conscious effort on anyone's part in the Roman world, the world in which Christianity was born, to claim that homosexuality was abnormal or undesirable. There is in fact no word for "homosexual" in Latin. "Homosexual" sounds like Latin, but was coined by a German psychologist in the late 19th century. No one in the early Roman world seemed to feel that the fact that someone preferred his or her own gender was any more significant than the fact that someone preferred blue eyes or short people. Neither gay nor straight people seemed to associate certain characteristics with sexual preference. Gay men were not thought to be less masculine than straight men and lesbian women were not thought of as less feminine than straight women. Gay people were not thought to be any better or worse than straight people-an attitude which differed both from that of the society that preceded it, since many Greeks thought gay people were inherently better than straight people, and from that of the society which followed it, in which gay people were often thought to be inferior to others.



  26. 126

    Wow! That was classless! Kirk has the right to express himself and say what he feels AND KNOWS about this issue. I do not under ANY circumstances hate/dislike/bully gay people. I think you should know that the person I cry for every day for the past 5 years was gay. My uncle Andres, my very gay uncle whom I still adore with all my heart, whom I had the most beautiful relationship with. But that fact doesn't mean that I have to agree with for ex. gay marriages because I am a Christian. You and the press have started to spread with no control that Kirk/Christians have no tolenrence or hate people and I say to you and all those people SHAME ON YOU. We believe in God, we believe in Jesus, we believe in the bible which clearly talks about this topic. But the bible also says that "lies", "adultery", etc are also sins. The bible doesn't talk about "levels" of sins but it does say that if we are guilty of one we are guilty of it all. The bible says, "we have ALL fallen short the Glory of God" So we are ALL sinners. You that have this big platform (blog) use it to bring peace. Love your neighbor as yourself is what we ALL should be doing.



  27. 127

    BTW- IT'S FUNNY HOW PEOPLE GET INSULTED BY THE WORD KIRK USED: UNNATURAL. REALLY??? THAT INSULTED YOU? THEN YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT GOD SAID ABOUT IT. SEE IF YOU THINK KIRK WAS BEING NASTY ABOUT IT.

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