Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Former working actor recites Biblical theory instead of dialogue
I can't believe I had such a huge crush on Kirk Cameron when I was a kid.
I used to glue myself to the TV to watch Growing Pains each week. After the episode was over, I'd walk down to Boots Drug Store and haunt the magazine rack for at least an hour, poring over every single teen publication with even a blurb about Kirk Cameron.
Then the years go by and POOF!.. he's a bigot!
Getting current, remember back in March when Cameron appeared on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight and spewed a bunch of hatred and bullshit about gays and the effort to attain equal marriage rights?
Well, he's kind of at it again. Kirk Cameron now appears in a new video from the National Organization for Marriage. In the video, of course, he only refers to marriage in the context of a man and woman.
WATCH the evil unfold here: http://youtu.be/39WtiYcG9y0
It's amazing to me some of things he says in the video:
“...society and civlization is really held together by the glue of families ... this is where the next generation of human beings are incubated and nurtured and matured in homes, in families.”
“When a man and a woman come together and say 'I do'...”
“I want people to know that there is a way out of wilderness living. There's a way to get off the path that leads us toward seperateness and move us toward togetherness.”
Hey Kirk, what say YOU come out of wilderness living?
How about YOU get off the path of separateness?
Why don't YOU model a move toward togetherness?
He's so self-absorbed in his own narrow, bigotted definition of marriage, family and togetherness that he doesn't even realize that as he talks about those ideas, he's refusing to acknowledge that families are also made up of parents that are mom and dad, mom and mom, dad and dad.
Not to mention all the single parent families out there, with a gay or straight man or woman heading up a family structure that is loving, supportive and challenged everyday... just like any family.
One of the first gay bars I ever went to had a framed poster of Kirk Cameron from his teen idol days, hanging by the pool tables. It was a camp decor choice and quite funny.
That poster is long gone from that bar because smart, compassionate, tolerant people know that eventually, with his hatred and bigotry, he'll hang himself.