Every time Kirk Cameron speaks I want to punch him in the mouth while the Growing Pains theme songs plays in the background. A few weeks ago Mike Seaver’s evil twin poked down from his exalted spot in heaven to let us know that he thought being gay was unnatural and destructive for civilization as we know it. And considering the fact that a Roman ruin crumbles every time a gay couple says “I do,” he might be onto something. (Then again I read that on TwistingHistoryToSupportYourOwnBeliefs.Org/teenidolgonebad, so it might not be super accurate.)
However everyone who is not Kirk Cameron totally disagrees with what he said and thinks he’s a horrible person. Including his TV sister Tracy Gold who tweeted: ”I am a strong supporter of the #LGBT Community, and I believe in equal rights for all. #NOH8 #LOVE.” When a fellow Seaver calls you out on Twitter, you know it’s time for “a rewind and a back pedal” interview on national TV. To put on a little PR band-aid if you will.
So today Kirk Cameron went on The Today Show to explain what he really meant by what he said. And all he really explained was that he’s still a homophobic asshole who can’t understand why people are mad that he thinks gay people are the worst.
He starts off on an almost positive note by explaining that he doesn’t hate gay people:
“Absolutely not, of course not. I love all people, I hate no one and, you know, when you take a subject and you reduce it to something like a four-second sound bite and a check mark on a ballot, I think that that’s inappropriate and insensitive…Nobody should mistreat anybody—homosexuals should not be mistreated, heterosexuals should not be mistreated, bisexuals should not be mistreated. All of us who really think deeply about social issues like gay marriage and abortion and homosexuality have convictions on issues, and and we all have our convictions formed by different things, and mine are formed by my faith, they’re informed by the word of God, and I found that to be an anchor for me, a compass and a guide for me.
Then hops right back on the express train to Crazy Town and says:
“I was surprised, frankly, that people were surprised by the things I said. I have been consistent for 15 years as a Christian. I’m a Bible-believing Christian. What I would have thought was more newsworthy is if I had said something that contradicted the word of God, if I had contradicted my faith.”
Let’s translate that real fast to non-PR lingo:
“Guys, remember that time God called me and told me being gay was unnatural and sinful and dirty? Yeah that was years ago and I told ya’ll years ago. So I don’t get why you’re all acting surprised that I still think they’re ‘unnatural’ and gross. Wouldn’t it be weirder if I came on this show and said ‘Gays are awesome, rainbow flags for everyone!’ I’m not saying you should like stone them, but I am saying you should stay away so you don’t get dragged to hell with them. Okay?”
So yeah, Kirk Cameron still sucks. It’s a shame, you know? The Seavers seemed like such good parents!