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Kirk Cameron: Homosexuality “Destructive To Foundations Of Civilization”

by David Badash on March 5, 2012

in Bigotry Watch,Discrimination,News,Religion

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Former “Growing Pains” teen star Kirk Cameron told CNN’s Piers Morgan Friday that homosexuality “is destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization,” and added it is “destructive” and “unnatural.”

“Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve,” Cameron told Morgan. “One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So 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.”

Cameron, who is now 41, is married to actress Chelsea Noble, and together they founded the Firefly Foundation that gives terminally ill children and their parents a week’s vacation at Camp Firefly. Cameron became a born-again  Christian Evangelist and most of his work is focused around his religion.

Cameron’s conversation with Morgan is straight out of NOM’s talking pints. He calls homosexuality a “behavior,” and says “just because you feel one way doesn’t mean we should act on everything we feel.” (Sounds eerily familiar to Marcus Bachmann’s comments, doesn’t it?)

Cameron also cams that telling LGBTQ youth and teens that homosexuality is destructive is itself destructive, and, right on cue, Cameron moves to the “morality” argument, ignoring the fact that his “morality” is killing our kids. In Cameron’s world, morality trumps facts — and that’s why religious zealots are so dangerous.

Fortunately, GLAAD responded immediately. They have a petition at, and released this statement:

“In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character,” said Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD. “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.”

“With an increasing number of states recognizing marriage equality, Americans are seeing that marriage is about committed couples who want to make a lifelong promise to take care of and be responsible for each other and that gay and lesbian couples need equal security and legal protections. That’s not ‘redefining’ anything,” said Graddick.

GLAAD also notes:

GLAAD will be monitoring Cameron’s media bookings and roles with film and television studios to ensure the news and entertainment industry is aware of his outrageous anti-gay views.

Kirk Cameron joins former TV stars Victoria Jackson and Chuck Norris in desperately trying to remain in the public eye by using anti-LGBT rhetoric. Last year, Jackson described a kiss between ‘Glee’ characters Kurt and Blaine as ‘sickening’ and Norris wrote on anti-LGBT site WorldNet Daily that the public education system has devolved into “progressive indoctrination camps” that train students to “forcefully defend issues like abortion and homosexuality, as well as become cultural advocates for political correctness, relativism, globalization, green agendas and tolerance for all.”

GLAAD’s action concerning Kirk Cameron’s anti-gay comments has sparked an important conversation about attitudes of people of faith, particularly Christians, about LGBT people. While some may believe that the only true attitude toward LGBT people is condemnation, it is patently not true. Christians have increasingly found scriptural and doctrinal support for LGBT people, including marriage equality.

“The need to take care of and be responsible for the person that you love is as true for biblical figures as it is for gay and lesbian couples seeking equal security and legal protections today,” stated Ross Murray, GLAAD’s Director of Religion, Faith & Values.

Finally, Huffington Post put together an awesome slideshow of 31 reactions on Twitter from celebrities and (former) Cameron fans about his homophobic comments. Watch it here.

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keithpatrickdunn March 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

MAN! Still…I always thought he was gay and jumped to Jesus when he realized it as a teen. I'm sure he can be found in bathhouses and lavatories all over the US.

MarkVA71 March 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm

What a sad old little bigot he is.

tat0010 March 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Homosexuality is a abomination in the eyes of God.
repent now and turn to God. Hell is no place for anyone.
I bet this gets removed. No freedom of speech here, unless they like what you say.

David Badash March 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Thanks for visiting. We really don't care what you have to say. I'm not going to remove your post because it will just serve to prove what a bigot and a hater you are. Have a nice day.

tat0010 March 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Said the guy calling me names. Yea you are a not a bigot. After looking at you site I see you guys are very muchhypocrites.S.TODDFrom: notifications@intensedebatemail.comTo: tat0010@msn.comSubject: David Badash replied to your comment on Kirk Cameron: Homosexuality “Destructive To Foundations Of Civilization”

bgryphon March 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Thank you for sharing your personal opinion. I am happy if it brings you peace in this life; just don't expect me to believe the same mythology.

tat0010 March 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I do understand. It goes against the unnatural life you choose to live. Just don't expect me tobelieve the myth that you were born that way.S.TODDFrom: notifications@intensedebatemail.comTo: tat0010@msn.comSubject: bgryphon replied to your comment on Kirk Cameron: Homosexuality “Destructive To Foundations Of Civilization”

bgryphon March 6, 2012 at 9:14 pm

As for "natural" – gay sex occurs in nature about as often as life-long monogamy; in each case they are merely ome of many "natural" possibilities. I have not said what mythology I live by so please take your assumptions and your proselytizing elsewhere.

tat0010 March 6, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Monkey see Monkey do?The femalepraying mantis devours the male as they mate. Hope people don't start doing this.Before I found Jesus or he found me, I lived a very unnatural life. Thanks to the merciful Lord above who healed me of my Ignorance and freed me from my carnal life.I just wish the best for you and yours.S.TODDFrom: notifications@intensedebatemail.comTo: tat0010@msn.comSubject: bgryphon replied to your comment on Kirk Cameron: Homosexuality “Destructive To Foundations Of Civilization”

SearchCz March 7, 2012 at 10:06 am

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT KIRK CAMERON SHOULD HAVE SAID! Thumpers look like idiots when they fabricate "facts" to support their bigotry. Just be honest and say "cuz the bible says so" and be done with it. Why pretend like homosexuality was just invented, when it has been part of civilization throughout history? Why call it "unnatural" when occurs throughout nature? Why call it "destructive to the foundations" when its far more likely that it is "essential to the foundations" – God or nature made it for SOME reason, after all.

colibriverde March 5, 2012 at 11:06 pm

One man, one woman? That's not what it says in the bible. There are lots of instances of polygamy in the Bible. There are some teachings regarding marriage that most people, including Bible thumpers, would find morally repugnant. The way a man's obligation to marry a woman he has raped (Deuteronomy 22:28-30) or the unquestioned right of heroes like Abraham to exploit their slaves sexually. The way wives are just chattel. I wonder: Have the "biblical family values advocates" actually read their Bibles?

X_MPOE_X March 6, 2012 at 12:02 am

if a representative from any organization, got on national TV and said that Christianity is “Destructive To Foundations Of Civilization” (which I believe is true), there would be a national outcry. Christianity has become HATEFUL and INTOLERANT

bgryphon March 6, 2012 at 7:11 pm

It is way past time to let this story die and move on to fighting people with real power and means to thwart our progress to freedom.

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