Kirk Cameron Would Prefer To Remain An Ignorant Homophobe Than Meet With Gay NJ Teen
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Cameron currently is on a 35-stop "mass marriage-counseling" tour to let the world know how incredibly fucking awesome he is because he managed to find a bride. The tour will make a stop in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, tonight, where the co-chair of the Youth Caucus at Garden State Equality, the state's organization for LGBT civil rights, offered to meet with Cameron to discuss gay marriage -- which Cameron strongly (read: obnoxiously) opposes.
In an email sent to Cameron's manager, 17-year-old Corey Bernstein explained that he was brutally bullied for being gay, and offered to take the former child star out to lunch with other members of Ocean Grove's LGBT communities.
"In a kind, respectful and constructive way, we'd like to talk to you about the pain your words about being LGBT have personally caused me and other LGBT youth," Bernstein wrote in the email, first obtained by the Huffington Post. "Your statement that being LGBT is 'destructive to our civilization,' when millions of LGBT people like me try our very best every day to make our world a better place, was like a knife in the heart."
Rather than take Bernstein up on his offer -- and possibly learn a thing or two about the people he claims are destroying civilization as he knows it -- Cameron declined.
In an email to Bernstein, Cameron's manager, Mark Craig, writes "I promise you [Kirk's] goal is not one of trying to hurt people in any way, in fact it is just the opposite. He has a concern for their well being- not only now, but eternally."
Just to translate, Craig's response is the polite, Christian way of saying gay people are going to hell.
So, there you have it: Kirk Cameron would prefer to remain an ignorant prick than have a dialogue with the people he thinks are destroying society.