How About That for a Load of Bizarre Bigotry?
We all know what Kirk Cameron thinks about gay marriage -- it's "destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization," and it's "unnatural" and "detrimental," and if one of his sons was gay, he'd just tell him that "just because you feel one way doesn’t mean we should act on everything we feel" --but what you might not know is how far into the wacky hole he's willing to go to spread his homophobic message. Because in this new video for something called Alliance Defending Freedom, Kirk is begging for money so that he can help all the poor people who are shunned for being bigots. No, really, that's what this is about.
It's OK, you don't have to watch the whole thing, you can protect your brain cells and your sanity. But if you skip ahead to around 20 minutes in, you can get the gist of it. The gist of it being that there are real people who believe that when people promote gay rights (or, you know, civil rights, because that's what they are) and when people fight for equality, those people are being "anti-Christian" and indeed, even anti-American, and they need to be stopped. When college campuses hold gay pride events, they are "indoctrinating" their students, and when those same campuses try to discourage students from being intolerant to others, well, that's just the worst thing that ever happened.
It's just bizarre, it really is. Kirk is complaining about getting persecuted for persecuting others. It's mind boggling. If Kirk and all the people who are backwards like Kirk have the right to preach their beliefs -- which they most certainly do -- then the rest of us have the right to call them out on it. We don't need to get into all the specifics, like about how colleges also have the right to the kind of groups that form on campus, but let's just say that freedom of speech works both ways. And let's all just thank the heavens that we have the freedom to call Kirk Cameron an offensive, hateful jackass.