It's time for Kirk Cameron to say something outrageous, he's got a new film

kirk cameronKirk Cameron, the 80’s heart-throb of the sitcom “Growing Pains,” has been a champion of right wing Christians for many years. He’s produced and starred in Christian films, appearing on talk shows to promote them. During these junkets, he comments on gay marriage, Freedom of Speech, and/or the role of women, creating a firestorm of controversy, just to bask in it.

On a 2012 appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, when asked about gay marriage, Cameron responded:

“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. I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage, and I don’t think anyone else should, either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.”

Piers Morgan pushed a little further, asking Cameron if he thought homosexuality was a sin. Cameron replied, “I think that it’s unnatural, that it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” Huh. So much for judge not lest ye be judged, huh, Kirk?

alan-thicke-tweet-2Alan Thicke, Cameron’s television dad on Growing Pains weighed in on him via Twitter, “I’m getting him some new books. The Old Testament simply can’t be expected to explain everything…I love Kirk but I may have to spank him…’tho not in a gay way!” 

Earlier this year, Cameron backtracked a little. Without addressing whomever he might have affected with his dogmatic thinking he said:

“I think the greatest threat to marriage is not other people’s definition of marriage. The church isn’t taking God’s definition of marriage seriously. It’s not other people sabotaging marriage that’s the problem.

The only way to properly answer these kinds of questions is to begin the discussion with another question: Is life and sexuality sacred, or are they not? If they are, then God has something to say about these things. If not, then everyone is entitled to their own opinion on the matter.  

I believe that freedom of speech and freedom of religion go hand-in-hand in America. 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.  

Best I can figure, Kirk’s saying he should be allowed to say whatever he wants without consequences. That’s not how Freedom of Speech works at all. I would love to hear what God has to say about him.

kirk cameronIn 2013, Cameron produced and starred (of course starred, he loves to be in front of the camera) in the film “Unstoppable,” an odd project filmed at Liberty University. This is a very, very Christian conservative universityThe trailer was so unsettling that it was temporarily blocked from YouTube and Facebook.

Cameron then called on his followers to get the ban lifted. Besides the controversy, which died out quicker than Kirk would have liked, I heard nothing further about the film. That suited me fine, I had no interest in seeing it regardless. I did view the trailer, which consisted of scary looking masked men. Ho-hum. No wonder Kirk had to try and drum up some heat. Bo-ring.

Fast forward to November of 2014. Cameron has another movie coming, “Saving Christmas.” This time around Cameron is putting the burden of the responsibility of the holiday on women. Some of Cameron’s statements during promotional junkets for the film are outrageous. Examples? Sure. Here:

“The joy of the mom is her children’s strength, so don’t let anything steal your joy … Let your children, your family, see your joy in the way you decorate your home this Christmas, in the food that you cook, the songs you sing, the stories you tell, and the traditions that you keep.

Wives and mothers need to be baking cookies, singing carols, staying in the kitchen, unless they’re bringing him sandwiches. Okay, I made up that last one, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. I haven’t seen the movie so it could. Kirk Cameron in “Saving Sandwiches?” That’d have a better shot.

Anyway the synopsis says that Cameron has a brother named Christian (you put the “B” in “subtle,” Kirk) who has a case of the bah-humbugs.  Somehow, through the magic of Christmas, Kirk Cameron does something.. uh… Christmas-y or whatever, to make Christian a believer in Christmas again. All signs point to some sort of religious epiphany in warm glowing lighting with a choir singing in the background.

Like in Home Alone, but without the deep commentary on society’s obsession with materialistic appearances over their own family; how that leads to ennui which can only be alleviated with un-killable foils; upon which you may vent your inner frustrations and rage at the hopelessness of your station in an acceptable family-friendly manner. Maybe I’m over-thinking that one.

mercyrulekirkcameronBut back to Kirk Cameron. Here we have a judgmental Evangelical Christian, happily contradicting himself. On one hand, Cameron wants to be a follower of Christ with the Bible taken at its literal word. Then he says that women should be in the kitchen, baking Christmas cookies, singing Christmas songs with their children, and roasting chestnuts. Oh wait, some of that is the Bible’s literal word. Guess it’s easy to contradict yourself when you follow a book that literally contradicts itself, but I digress.

Reality check, Kirk. Any time I have celebrated Christmas the entire family was involved, not just me. I didn’t put up Christmas lights. I did not cut down and carry a Christmas tree in my home or put those lights on either. We also didn’t bake cookies or roast chestnuts.

Living in Southern California, just like Kirk Cameron, my family has actually barbecued on Christmas because it was too warm to turn on the oven. Kirk’s mandatory Christmas customs aren’t compatible with all climates, you know. Where was he roasting his chestnuts? Maybe at his multi-million dollar cabin somewhere in Utah or Colorado? Bologna.

Cameron is on the front line of the so called “War on Christmas.”  He doesn’t want people to say, “Happy Holidays,” they must say “Merry Christmas.” He does not approve of schools that do not have Christmas productions or plays. Never mind that Freedom of Religion states that you may believe or not believe as you choose, to Kirk, it means you must believe his religion. Period. To not flatter his beliefs is to draw his condemnation. Uh, period again!

Last week I wrote a story called My Personal War on Christmas. I considered mentioning Kirk and his views about women there, but it’s better to write a separate story illustrating how much of a media whore he is. Any time he has a new film, he does the same junket tour that any other celebrity does, and says something controversial to bring more attention to the project, just like the others do. Except he justifies it with his religion.

No matter how much he denies it, Kirk comes from Hollywood, not the Bible Belt. And using his platform to spew hateful crap in his God’s name is blasphemy of the worst kind. I don’t know why this arrogant jerk thinks he is an authority on Christianity, Christmas (secular or religious) and women, but he’s getting steadily worse, alienating himself from most of society.

Unfortunately, Kirk Cameron is so egotistically grandiose he actually believes his own bullshit. And that’s what his belief system is really about. Himself. That’ll be his next project.

Kirk Cameron’s “Believe Your Own Bullshit,” coming in 2015!

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  1. OK — to sum tings up

    Traditions – good — women being feminine/mothers, Christmas being well traditional

    THE USA– an anglo-saxon Christian nation — “endowed by your Creator”

    The 1 true religion — Roman Catholic Christianity — established by Peter , “the rock upon which”

    Atheism — A Faith for the dumb, just look around

    homosexuality — something people are born with that Christ was ok with, –“The disciples said to Him, “If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.” 11But He said to them, “Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given. 12″For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.”

    If you know what words mean and translation back then etc….. you know Jesus acknowledges the fact the some people are born different. Get over it. So Kirk has to get over the homo crap and just about everyone has to learn a lot more about the subjects they yap about.

    The reason I even bothered to read this is because I have always admired/appreciated Kirk’s taste in Women. His wife was one of the prettiest of the 1980’s.

  2. Freedom of speech as listed in the Constitution means that you have the right to criticize the government without repercussions. It does not say (or imply) that you can say whatever you like about whomever you like without repercussions. Just like I can fire my employees for telling customers they don’t want to serve them (for whatever reason), I can tell Mr. Cameron that he’s being a jerk. He doesn’t get any more protection in the private sector than anyone else. Sorry you missed that part of your US Government class in high school.

  3. Christianity is in crisis, is dying but the Bible says it must happen, (a great falling away from this faith to reveal the anti-christ in every single person, yes, we are born with him in us which is why it says we are born into darkness or spiritually dead): Antichrist is anti-TRUTH which is the only thing that will set mankind free; Now Christianity had 2000 years to get it right and hasn’t gotten it right, meaning most people have not yet become ONE with Christ and become a LIGHT for this world, but that is why the ‘wrath’ is coming first on them. Yet when push comes to shove, they will be saved first in this judgment before Christ because they are believers who will not be put to shame after Christ kills the antichrist in their nature. It is after this that the world will be judged for the same antichrist but without trust in Jesus Christ, what will the world do when their ‘spiritual death’ is revealed to them and in them? Christ is the light of the world that is also the LIFE of MAN: if Christ were taken out of the world (which will happen as Christians are judged and take out one by one I Cor 15 because each man in his own order is made alive in Christ) then you will see what part he played to keep us all blessed. Sometimes you have to see what you had when it is suddenly gone before you can appreciate it. Many people are not interested in Christianity anymore because they don’t see anything changing, but it will surprise the world how much faith in Jesus Christ actually helped EVERYONE even if they don’t see it till those who had faith in him are no longer here. Is Christianity just for this world? Actually it is not just for this world but it is to be raised to a higher level of consciousness, God consciousness. It says there is only one way for that to happen and that is Christ; but why ? Christ is the mediator between God and Man; if you saw God directly, you would immediately die because he is pure Spirit and to see him is to loose your own sense of self. Christ is the mediator that allows you to be in touch with God and still be a person or MAN. Those who want to be God conscious and think they can just be in the presence of God will get their wish to their dismay: For them it is written the Spirit goes back to God who gave it and the body returns to dust: This is nature who recycles but doesn’t give us a soul. A soul is the result of the mediator and this allows our spirit to be separated from God and have a life apart from him but stay connected to him through Christ who is always connected to God: It’s like a filament between the negative and positive charge in your light bulb. IF they touch, they burn each other out. Yet the filament can touch both sides and bring light: It isn’t that hard to grasp if anyone explained it right. Christ is revealed in all of nature but for those who don’t see nature and most people don’t see her at all, Christ is hidden and not necessary; When the filament is removed from this world you will see the truth of the negative and positive forces and how they influence without a mediator. Anything that touches God directly will die immediately which just means your spirit goes back to him; if you want a FORM of some kind you need a mediator and Christ is not only your mediator even if you don’t think you need him, but he is a means to getting home without loosing your soul (identity) in the process. When the spirit goes back to God who gave it, your identity is over and your body returns to dust which doesn’t leave much left. Yet if you have an identity apart from your FORM, then you will move on and evolve spiritually into a new body in the next level that does not wear out. Its your choice. Christmas is really Christ being born IN YOUR OWN HEART to give you consciousness of God: A part of your heart is called the ‘good ground” (Mark 4) and the seed or Christ has to find that good ground so you can become a new creation while you are still in this body; that is the meaning of transformation; like a worm becoming a butterfly; A worm doesn’t just return to God but he enters death and in death is transformed because of a second “kind” of DNA in his making. We either become like the worm for transformation or we remain bugs and get squashed:

    • There is over *450* different translations of the Bible in English.

      There are *41,000* different types of Christian religions in the United States alone.

      If you believe in Christian ideas. The odds your reading the right Bible and going right church (faith not building) is *1 in 18,500,000* at best.

      In the United States that’s only 13,000,000 about the population of Illinois. This means that *222,000,000 Christians* are still doomed to hell.

      Are you certain you chose correctly?

      *Twice*?

      The Bible says Jesus ascended to heaven …..

      Luke 24:1-51 – Ascended on the *same* day
      Mark 16:9-19 – Ascended on the *same* day
      John 20:26 – Ascended at least *8 days* after his resurrection
      Acts 13:31 – *Many days* after the resurrection
      Acts 1:2-3, 9 – *40 days* after the resurrection

      Which one is true? Why are the others wrong? *But remember they all can be wrong*!

      Your Bible is just claims, it is not -proof-. 

  4. Michelle,

    It’s become very apparent to me after reading this article that you are either 1) a devout atheist, 2) against all organized religion, or 3) both. Now, even though I don’t know you I’ve learned a good deal about you from your scathing words and well (ironically) judgmental attitude, so I’m going to make a (gasp) judgment call here: you are, in fact, both. That’s fine but make now mistake about it: I had to make a simple judgment call and I’m calling you both a devout atheist and anti-religious woman unless of course you can provide me with any further information to prove otherwise.

    That being said, you also foolishly (feel your blood boil there, did ya?) condemn countless other Christians when you condemn Kirk Cameron who is (despite his somewhat overbearing behavior) in fact, saved by the blood of Jesus Christ as I am. So, don’t think you can simply judge one Christian without judging us all. Or as my fellow Marines and I would have not-so-nicely told you to your face in my previous life, “Mess with one Marine, you mess will ALL Marines!”

    And for the record, YES, homosexuality IS a sin, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Can it be forgiven?Absolutely! But to deny that it is a sin is basically to call God a liar and I really don’t feel like calling the Creator of our universe a liar… Does that offend you? Not my problem because Christians have been trying to say this for centuries in a loving manner and past generations got it and understood it. Yet, this current generation doesn’t get it. Nevertheless, if what I send offends you Michelle then that’s on you because it’s your responsibility alone for how YOU choose to respond…

    Lastly, do you ever take into consideration that the reason behind Mr. Cameron’s apparent “crazy” antics is because he’s merely a father who is tired of seeing people such as yourself bend over backwards to NOT offend religious people like Muslims and yet, very hypocritically do not do the same for other religions, namely Christianity???

    Food for thought, although by your already bias article and all-out-feminist attitude I can clearly see a long lecture coming my way (yawn). Just remember this: what’s good for the goose is good for the gander (Google it, if you must).

    -hakebomb

    • Hey hakebomb, please don’t lump all Marines in with the mentally handicapped hyper right wing church 5 days a week crowd, because YOU are the minority, not us. You have the freedom to believe in your loony tunes fairy tales and you we (the non-religious) have the freedom to laugh at you for it. Enjoy your HOLIDAYS!

      Semper Fi

    • First if all, thank you for your service to the United States. Let me clarify, I am devout Lutheran who was baptized at three weeks old. I am calling out Christians who make the rest of us look bad. I must confess, I don’t believe the whole Bible but just believe that if we all just followed the 10 Commandments and the actual words (whatever language interpretation that you want) of Jesus, that would at least civilize extremists such as yourself. Also, if you read my article from last week, you will see that I take the birth of Jesus with reverence. So much so that I am calling out the ugly wolf in sheep’s clothing. Especially those who try to make a prophet on Christianity.

    • hakebomb, what level of moron are you? What loving manner was the Inquisition? How about the Crusades? You ignore history and the actual world to put out your own twisted tainted view to support your own corrupted beliefs.

    • Hakebomb…. I couldn’t have said this better myself. My husband is a Marine and he would 100 % agree with you too. I am sick of it that as Christians, we are called judgmental if we don’t agree with (for instance) homosexuality and speak out about what the bible (God’s word) says and try and teach that. Why is it that the judgment card is pulled when we stand up for our believes, but everyone else and all other religions or atheists are free to state what they believe? (Media whore, arrogant jerk, egotistically grandiose, mentally handicapped hyper right wing church 5 days a week crowd.) You can’t have it both ways Mr. Dodson and Ms. Simmons. Freedom of religion and free speech is for everyone including the Christians. I’ll pray for you both.

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