Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hey Everyone, Kirk Cameron is Supposedly Being Slandered and He's Got Gay Friends

'Kirk Cameron' photo (c) 2012, Gage Skidmore - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/


Earlier this week, I wrote about Cameron's appearance on the Pierce Morgan. Cameron had the nerve to call "homosexuality unnatural". He then went on to say:
I believe that marriage was defined by God a long time ago. 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. So, I would never attempt to redefine marriage and I don't think that anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No I don't.
In a press release sent to The Huffington Post, Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD said "In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character. Cameron is out of step with a growing majority of Americans, particularly people of faith who believe that their gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be loved and accepted based on their character and not condemned because of their sexual orientation.”

GLAAD spokesperson Herndon Graddick added, “Cameron has the right so share his views, but as a result of GLAAD’s work, people of faith who support LGBT people are making sure their voices are louder. Thousands, including many people of faith, have shared the campaign and spoken out against Cameron’s remarks.” [source]

Well, surprise surprise, it turns out that Kirk can dish out the hate speech but cannot deal with the consequences.
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. 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).”
Of course the little homophobe has gay friends.  Yes, this is me rolling my eyes. Of course this just affirms everything I have always believed about him. Not only is Cameron a homophobe, he is not smart enough to figure out that no one buys having friends of X marginalization, as an excuse to be a bigot. Calling this man a homophobe is not slandering him, it's using the appropriate label.