Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Kirk Cameron wins the award for the tackiest anti-gay Grammy outrage statement

Kirk Cameron
I've believed for quite a while that the lgbt community must be careful not to have our desire for fairness and equality be portrayed as being the opposite of religious beliefs.

Not only do many lgbts consider themselves people of faith, but there are also many heterosexual people of faith who correctly do not believe that homosexuality is a sin. And if I can take the argument further than that, the lgbt community can live in harmony with those who do believe that homosexuality in fact is a sin even when demanding and receiving equality treatment under the law.

The problem lies in the fact that there is a number of organizations and spokespeople who exploit the fears, egos, and beliefs of those do regard homosexuality as a sin. These instigators, if you will, spread the false message that since homosexuality is a sin, then naturally almost everything negative about lgbts can be believed, from the false notion that we recruit children to the ridiculous idea that we actually want to put Christians in jail.

The goal of these anti-gay groups and spokespeople is not to uphold Christian values, but to build their reputations and gain access to money and power on the backs of naivety. Christianity is merely a prop for them to attain this goal.

A perfect example of this is none other than former child actor and now "born-again Christian" Kirk Cameron.

Recently, Cameron became one of the many anti-gay spokespeople to register outrage at the recent Grammy performance of artists Macklemore & Lewis in which 33 couples - both opposite and same-sex - were wed onstage.

But Cameron's statement was rather odd. According to the Huffington Post, he made the following statement on his facebook page:

 In the post -- which has since been deleted from his Facebook but saved in a screen grab by The Wrap -- Cameron wrote, in part:
How did you like the Grammy's all out assault on the traditional family? As a husband and father, I am proud to announce the release of my new family movie, MERCY RULE. Last night, the lines were drawn thick and dark. Now more than ever, we must work together to create the world we want for our children. I'm hoping that just as Fireproof restored marriages, MERCY RULE will strengthen families.
The Huffington Post points out:

The post was, undoubtedly, a means of self-promotion for the 43-year-old's newest flick, "Mercy Rule," which co-stars his wife and is apparently about "family, faith and baseball." Self-promotion drenched in homophobia, that is.

More like drenched in homophobia and extreme tackiness.

Since when is being tacky a Christian value?


Anonymous said...

Is it me or does he look kinda like the dog in the Doge meme in that image.

Unknown said...

" I'm hoping that just as Fireproof restored marriages, MERCY RULE will strengthen families."

Yeah Kirk Cameron, your crappy made for TV looking movie was a regular marriage counselor, and I'm sure your upcoming baseball(?) will repair all sorts of damaged relationships. You'll be putting therapists and counselors out of business.

Anonymous said...

Oh my - and to think I used to lust after the ass on that boy. Ah well - maybe that's what he needs to knock him off the Jesus kick, a good fuck!

JCF said...

This whole post is made of WIN, BT!

Unknown said...

Nothing but a shameless plug for what likely is a shameful production.

And LOL @ what Telegram Samo said about putting therapists and counselors out of business.

Unknown said...

"the lgbt community can live in harmony with those who do believe that homosexuality in fact is a sin even when demanding and receiving equality treatment under the law." Ummm...Just speaking for myself, my harmony tank is feeling pretty empty right about now.
There's a split in the use/meaning of the word "sin". In one use, we all sin and are in need of redemption; economic injustice is a sin; remarriage after divorce is a sin; being Buddhist is a our current culture, most Christians regard these sins with equanimity if they think about them at all. No big deal.
But the other sense of "sin" is the one currently in use against LGBT people: selectively used to justify a culture war against equality. Scripture is cherry-picked and invoked over and over; outrage is provoked; LGBT people are denounced in church and out; voters support anti-LGBT politicians; parents kick their children out of their homes, kids get bullied; organizations are created and funded to spread lies, etc.
So anyone in our culture right now who even *bothers* to talk about the 'sin' of homosexuality, no matter how honestly, innocently or naively, is laying the rhetorical foundation for the hatred and inequality that they know others will build. And I hold every person who refers to the 'sin' of homosexuality responsible for knowing that.
This is the same principle which caused the Christian mainstream to abandon the rhetoric of Jews as sinners after the Holocaust. Instead, they even created a vocabulary of unity: "Judeo-Christian".
In every generation, there's a social change which 'christians' respond to with the rhetoric of 'sin'. Otherwise, the other thousands of pages of legitimate Biblical sins lie mostly unmentioned. LGBT people are in the hot seat this generation. It's nice to say that everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, but I'm in no more 'harmony' with homosexuality-as-sin Christians today than I would have been with Judaism-as-sin Christians in the 1930's.

Anonymous said...

if your marriage was saved by anything having to do with Kirk Cameron, it probably wasn't in that much trouble to begin with, and if you go on you tube and watch the trailer for "Mercy rule" you will notice that the comments section has been disabled...