It's no secret that Kirk Cameron is a Creationist. Or a Christian. (SuperFundalmentalistCrazyChristian) It's also no secret that he feels homosexuals are deviants and need to reform and be cured of their gayness.
It's also no secret that I can't stand people like this. As long as there have been people and the Bible...there have been arguments on it's interpretation. We have to remember that Kirk Cameron and Westboro and even John Osteen all preach and teach and screech out of the same book.
Nothing gets stuck in my craw like anti-gay speak. Nothing. And when you throw Cameron in the mix.....it's a bonfire waiting to happen. A bonfire that has Kirk Cameron tied to a post in the middle and me holding the matches and gasoline.
I've said it a million times and I'll say it again - the Bible is left to interpretation. The people who tout pros and cons of the Bible all are interpreting it their way. Christians who believe homosexuality is a choice and that it's also an abomination interpret the Bible's passages (especially the story of Sodom and Gomorrah) as instructions that being gay is wrong and needs to be corrected. Going a step further, a lot of Christians will tell people to their face they must repent and change who they are to please their God or go to Hell.
The nerve. Really. Oh, and some say that allowing same sex marriage will lead to people marrying dogs. I cannot fathom the reasonable humans that come to these conclusions. So...gays are dogs? That's the bottom line. And gays are equated to deviants and rapers and child molesters. Kirk Cameron would nod his head in agreement on this part especially I'm sure.
Kirk Cameron is no stranger to anti-gay speech. He goes on television and gives interviews about it all. He doesn't blink, as a lot of Christians don't, because he's just following what he thinks God told him to do.
In the video below, Cameron goes on to talk about marriage. Knowing his views on homosexuals, he really needs a kick to the nuts by yours truly. Hard. Kirk Cameron is the spokesperson for NOM. These people have named themselves the authority of marriage. What's right and how you should do it and all. Ya know...man and woman only though. So don't get your hopes up. This group excludes any man to man or woman to woman marriage....because that's wrong. Ya dig? Their mission is to
to protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it. They're also assuming that if your marriage is not surrounded and grounded by God and faith....you're doing it wrong.
My first marriage was performed in the Catholic church as a mass. A long mass. Blessed by the priest. It ended in divorce due to a cheating husband. There wasn't enough God that could have saved it. And why would I want that saved? To stay in a marriage of a cheater and liar? Both he and I miserable just as long as my kids have both parents under the same roof? I don't think so. That's child abuse and does not make for a happy home, Kirk Cameron.
In the video, Kirk begins by saying, "God makes it really clear that society and civilization is held together by the glue that is families...."
Let me stop there for a second. Regardless of what God 'says'....life is held together by family. Marriage is between two people. Divorce is an option, that us straights use a-plenty. LIFE goes on and is held together and your family. Your support. Your lifeline.
And by family, I mean traditional...mom and dad and kids. I also mean grandparents raising their grandchildren. I also mean a childless couple who can't have children or choose not to. I also mean adoptive parents. I also mean two men raising children. Two women raising children. Blended families of divorce and remarriage. A neighbor looking out for a neighbor child. Family. It's not a black and white. There is no hard definition of family, Kirk. Period. There is NOT. This is why I don't live my life according to interpreting the Bible and it's versus. Because it's outdated. It does not pertain to me. I don't believe in burning bushes. I don't believe that women should be beaten. I don't believe my children should be abused if they don't mind me. I don't believe in the teachings of the Bible. Plain and simple.
Cameron's idea of 'family' is mother and father and children. Obedient and subservient wives and children. Now, saying what God says about civilization, Cameron feels it's his place to say what HE wants it to be a place of joy and happiness. Because we all want to live according to the gospel of Cameron. Right? Cameron goes on to say that our homes NEED to be homes filled with faith. First of all, Kirk, back the truck up. You are not a leader. Certainly not my leader. And while you enjoy speaking in front of crowds, holding a book over your head and have them OOOHH and AAAHHH at you....I'd still have that bonfire in mind. You were better in your sitcom when you were making jokes with Boner.
Kirk...it's ok to have a home not filled with Biblical faith. It really is. There's nothing wrong with that. A happy home is happy in accordance not with the Bible...but with the family. Is my home a 'happy' home? Sometimes. Duh. It's filled with love and creativity and acceptance and laughter. At times it's filled with frustration and despair yelling. Because it's reality, not robot-faith-forced assisted living.
Now, here's the kicker. According to Kirk Cameron - in order to have a happy home.... marriages need to be strong.
I take HUGE offense to that, and so should a ton of others. I raised my children as a divorced single mother for ten years. The lack of their father in the home did not make our family life unhappy and weak. People who need a manual to live, to breathe, to raise their children and to be happy are people who have no self will. It's sad to me. For Kirk to say 'when a man and a woman say 'I Do', they're committing for a lifetime'... it's pathetically sad. Because, no they're not.
The sanctity of marriage is made a joke, not by homosexuals, but by the myriad of straights who marry and divorce as much as they change their underwear.
Kirk - you can't save the world. Not by a long shot. And if you saving the world meant we'd have to adhere to a list of do's and don't-s according to the Bible as you see fit, I want no part of it.
Many parents (and humans) find it a slap in the face for these Christians to tell everyone how to live....how to raise our families. I didn't ask for assistance. We're just fine. Keep your advice to yourself. And it is a fact that the most deviant humans among us....are church leaders.
I don't put on airs for people. I don't act for people. The only humans I did that for are dead....my grandparents. Those are the ONLY people I walked on eggshells for.
Who I am is who I am. I don't care if you're impressed with me. I can be loud. I can be quiet. I can be a bitch. I can be a saint. I'm human. I act in accordance to how I feel given any particular moment. I don't go to church. I don't need to and that's OK. So, Christians....please refrain from 'praying' for me. And also, refrain from saying things like, "You must be a very unhappy person..." because I'm not a Christian. It's really OK that I'm not. Closing my eyes and saying whispers to a man in the sky makes me insane....not better than the non-believers.
The deal is...I accept you as a Christian. I won't 'wish' for you to not be a Christian. I won't 'hope' for you to not see the light and become unsaved. I will judge you because it's a human thing to do. I will judge you if you're an asshole. I'll judge you if you abuse your kids or hit your spouse. You will judge me for loving gays but not call it judging...you'll shroud it in the Bible's teachings. Sly, that is.
And in the end....that makes me better than you.