Giving Credit Where it is Not Due

Why do people say someone is brave for expressing a bigoted view? Kirk Cameron, the Growing Pains actor, appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight and said he does not support gay marriage and when it comes to homosexuality in general he said, “I think that it’s … unnatural. I think that it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” Piers Morgan has said he thinks Kirk was brave to voice his opinion.

I’m going to voice my opinion now.  It is Kirk’s right to believe whatever he wants to believe, but it is not right to deny rights to people because he doesn’t agree with their life style. What Kirk is doing is trying to prop up his already fizzled out career by using anti-LGBT ignorance. He says that he is a Christian, but he is for inequality. Those two things do not line up for me.

Kirk should focus on his own family. Instead he is going around flinging paranoia about gay marriage and homosexuality destroying civilization. If you aren’t living like Kirk then he is against your way of life. His actions are indicative of a person who has no idea what it means to be Christian. Maybe Christianity has a different meaning nowadays, especially since the Republican Party has hijacked it.

Kirk was also in attendance at CPAC in February to promote his new documentary about how to get back to the foundation of America’s success. He believes teen pregnancy, drugs, and alcohol are now normalized in public schools and celebrated on television. Kirk said if only he could go back in time and talk to the men and women who made this country so they could tell us what we are doing wrong and how to fix it. What the hell would the founding fathers know about what’s going on in 2012? I don’t want to hear from people of 1770 who believed if you got sick the cure was for your doctor to bleed you with leeches or that the touch of a king could heal you.

It is not brave to express views promoting inequality. Bravery is standing up for all people regardless of their religion, sexual orientation, or race. Come back to the 21st century Kirk and grow up. Seriously.

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