Kirk Cameron Would Prefer To Remain An Ignorant Homophobe Than Meet With Gay NJ Teen

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Former "Growing Pains" star Kirk Cameron's douchebaggery apparently knows no bounds -- after saying in March that homosexuality was "unnatural and destructive," he has now declined an invitation from a gay New Jersey teen who wanted to sit down with the former "Mike Seaver" and politely explain that loving a fellow dude would not bring on the apocalypse.

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.
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TS3
TS3

Obviously, Kirk has some religious difficulties. I believe that people should be able to marry as long as they are both old enough to consent. But I have no religion, so it's easy for me. There are people in my life who do have religion and also oppose gay marriage and that is alright with me too. I cannot imagine a life where I would feel compelled to live and judge according to anything but my own yin and yang. I have the kind of spirit that just creates it's own values, my own determination of right and wrong. I feel sorry for people like Kirk, who can't read between the lines and find their own interpretation of doctrine.  But I also feel sorry for the kid that he rejected and I feel the only positive thing I have to offer Corey is this; In the larger scheme of things the religion addled don't mean shit to your life. You, Corey Bernstein and the kids like you are more like me than they are like Kirk.  It is our responsibility as the cool, unbroken ones to hear Kirk out, give a polite smile...and then forget him. You don't have to curse him, feel threatened by him or quietly loathe him. He's the one who's really fucked up.

pattie
pattie

We live in the United States of America where we are all entitled to our opinions.  Kirk is entited to his.  Why are you demonizing him.  We must learn to respect each other even when we don't agree.

plumeria
plumeria

 Kirk is living out the tenet's of his Christian beliefs.  He would be the first to say he didn't make up the rules of Christianity, but is following it's principles.  Christianity is not unique in its disavowing of homosexual behavior,  other major worldwide religions such as Judaism and Islam also prohibit it.   I find it interesting that the author would use the word "hate" in his picture caption of Kirk, as that is the very thing homosexuals say they are against.

lamanlvr
lamanlvr

It's kind of hard to look a child in the eye and condemn them to eternal hell because of their biology, huh, Kirk?

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

 @pattie no stupid pattie-we live in a country where we  protect those who are oppressed. Kirk has claimed that gays-millions of americans and their children-are destroying the country-that is a lie and shaemful and leads to self hatred and violence. It will not be tolerated

RobertAllenFirth
RobertAllenFirth

 @plumeria You're right, his behavior is very much based on Christian beliefs.  However, it is NOT based on Christ-like behavior and/or beliefs.  Jesus would not recognize his followers if he returned today; most likely, he would found amongst the poor, the down-trodden, and scorned, and, yes, bullied gays and lesbian teenagers and young adults.  And you can bet he would pass on Kirk's honeymoon bus tour.

smallchange
smallchange

 @plumeria So you believe in slaves and giving up sons for sacrifice? If you don't, then you don't believe in the tenets of the bible either. You just want to pick and choose which you like.

kimobrien1
kimobrien1

 @plumeria then i sure hope he does not eat shellfish or touch the skin of a pig cause that shit is in the bible too. Plus ..i have it on good authority that his wife likes it up the ass so i guess sodomy is only OK for straight people . 

kimobrienisntsmart
kimobrienisntsmart

@RobertAllenFirth @plumeria You are right that Jesus would be with them. But much like the woman caught in adultery, he would not act like what they do isn't wrong. Jesus loved people, but he also called a sin a sin. He told the woman he does not condemn her....and to go and sin no more.

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