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Kirk Cameron + Ray Comfort’s 150th Anniversary Edition of Darwin’s Theory Now Includes … Creationism

Know what’s ruining American schools faster forcibly teaching kids about the homosexual lifestyle? The fact that kids just can’t break out their Bibles anymore during class! Clearly, one-time actor and burgeoning zealot Kirk Cameron didn’t hear about what’s going on in Texas, but we sympathize with Mike Seaver’s plight for America’s education system: Atheist instructors are “brainwashing” America into believing in Darwinism! You know, that theory created by that racist, misogynistic 1800s natural selector whom Hitler liked so much.

You can read all about that in the 50-page introduction to Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species written by Cameron cohort Ray Comfort, distributed this November to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the book’s publication. They’re handing out 50,000 copies of the 304-page rewrite, free, to 50 college campuses around the country, and not just Christian universities.

Think this is not such a big deal? The last media project Cameron got behind, the movie Fireproof, earned $33 million at the box office (and $25 million in DVD sales) on a budget of $500,000.

UPDATE: Commenter AladinSane shares this excellent rebuttal.

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  • 51 Comments
    • vernonvanderbilt
      vernonvanderbilt

      Kirk Cameron has followed the career path of famous –> washed up –> semi-famous and made the most of his name recognition by selling bigotry and ignorance under the guise of “entertainment.” He is a moist, brown stain on the underwear of the world. It’s about time we break out the bleach.

      And yeah, he’s a money-maker, but fundies will buy anything as long as it reinforces their beliefs without asking them to think too much.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AladinSane
      AladinSane

      Excellent and hilarious rebuttal!

      Sep 23, 2009 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vernonvanderbilt
      vernonvanderbilt

      @AladinSane: Thanks for sharing. That was a great clip.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 12:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chopsie
      Chopsie

      If you like creationism, there’s one called SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARVES you’ll really get into.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 12:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Look, he was a spoiled bitchy child star who would have people fired from the sitcom if they didn’t at least pay lip service to his beliefs. He was also an obsessively dieting and never varying off the Pritican routine.

      He is your typical spoiled former celeb. They can’t handle anybody daring to disagree with them. His attitude is the same as Kanye’s (How DARE the pick somebody I don’t agree with?!)

      So this isn’t a surprise.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HiredGoons
      HiredGoons

      @Cam: I find him more akin to Tom Cruise than Kanye.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 1:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lloyd Baltazar
      Lloyd Baltazar

      This man is a FAILED actor. I cannot see him getting any of the good leading role jobs in hollywood.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      Obnoxius little prick

      Sep 23, 2009 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Distingué Traces
      Distingué Traces

      I don’t think you can have a plight “for” something.

      A plight is a bad situation. You can sympathize with someone’s plight. You cannot sympathize with someones plight for the school system or whatever.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob Witeck
      Bob Witeck

      Kirk, Kirk, Kirk — what a public service!

      In gratitude, I plan to rewrite the King James Bible and meld it with Augusten Burroughs’ “Running with Scissors,” and with just a touch of hardcore porn.

      Giving a book the same name as a classic, and filling it with bunkum, is not exactly a gift Americans need or want. It really is the book equivalent of swine flu.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 2:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Timmeeeyyy
      Timmeeeyyy

      Obviously God, not evolution, created the douchebag.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      You know its really easy to make a shit load of money these days, get some publicity bash the gays and the rightwing nuts will flock to you waving fist full of dollars. Kirk Comemyface had no career until he began screaming right wing poo from his mouth, his Left Behind movies are a huge draw for the loonytoons right. Maggie “the cunt” Gallagher reaps millions in donations for her group. Glen Beck was a washed up shock jock who made Howard Stern seem tame by comparison until he began to see the “right light”. Lets all confuse the bejesus out of these scumbags and all declare our hatred for the gays, set up websites, and begin asking for donations to “stop the spread of gayness in America”….we can laugh all the way to the bank…..

      Sep 23, 2009 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason
      Jason

      Kirk Cameron’s existence is proof of the theory of de-evolution.

      I can’t believe that I used to think he was cute!!

      WTF was I thinking!?!?

      Sep 23, 2009 at 3:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeremiah
      Jeremiah

      Oh my F-ing non-god. I LOVE her!

      Sep 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bobspice35
      bobspice35

      @Bob Witeck: Thank you Bob, the first belly laugh on a tedious, grey day.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 3:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rudy
      rudy

      For the record, Charles Darwin was an abolitionist.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/01/books/review/Benfey-t.html?_r=1

      Sep 23, 2009 at 3:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • me
      me

      Darwin actively worked against slavery BUT Darwin, like Hitler, had two legs. Therefore, Darwin was Hitler.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 3:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason
      Jason

      She is AWESOME!!!!

      I want her to do me!

      Sep 23, 2009 at 4:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tim
      tim

      really..no one is going to comment on Kirk’s fivehead?

      Sep 23, 2009 at 5:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stevenelliot
      stevenelliot

      well I think Kirk is cute. Id be happy to convert him to my religion :~)

      Sep 23, 2009 at 5:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rob Moore
      Rob Moore

      The poor boy needs a really good buggering. Perhaps, he should be alone with Ted Haggard a some meth in a remote cabin. Or he could go on a retreat at a Catholic facility for hiding paedophiles.

      AladinSane gives me a smidgen of hope for the future of our species. On the other hand, people like Ray Comfort and Kirk “Pretty Boy” Cameron, provide evidence that when an organism is successful without an energy demanding adaptation such as the human brain, the adaptation becomes vestigial just like parrots on islands with no predators gave up the ability to fly.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 6:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chalette
      Chalette

      Great. I love when even people who don’t live in this country know what a bunch of idiots we have living here, trying to feed us their bullshiiiiiit.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 6:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • simon
      simon

      Kirk Cameron sounds gay.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 7:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      Kirk also thinks women who
      wear too make up are going to hell…go figure….

      Sep 23, 2009 at 7:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blackjack44
      blackjack44

      HITLER WAS “BELIEVER” JUST LIKE YOU KIRK SO WHY YOU BAD MOUTHING HIM??

      “The folkish-minded man, in particular, has the sacred duty, each in his own denomination, of making people stop just talking superficially of God’s will, and actually fulfill God’s will, and not let God’s word be desecrated. For God’s will gave men their form, their essence and their abilities. Anyone who destroys His work is declaring war on the Lord’s creation, the divine will.”

      ( Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Ralph Mannheim, ed., New York: Mariner Books, 1999, p. 562. )

      Sep 23, 2009 at 7:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jake
      Jake

      Now that’s some hilarious irony! Cameron says Atheists and Agnostics are brainwashing an entire generation. What do you think Christians having been doing for centuries. I consider myself a christian and even I can see this truth.

      Cameron and others like him are paranoid and obsessed that others have differing views from theirs about religion and they can’t stand it! It’s their way of thinking or you’re all going to hell. Talk about brainwashing!

      Oh, and I agree with you, Simon. Not only does he sounds gay, he looks gay, is gay!

      Sep 23, 2009 at 8:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Suburban
      Suburban

      Yes, he’s still very cute, and he was my 1st male celebrity crush in the 80’s when he was on Growing Pains, just a shame what he’s turned into. You can practice your religion, just don’t shove it down my throat. I wonder what he’d say if one of his kids come out to him.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 8:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason
      Jason

      @tim:

      How did I miss that?

      I am a mess today…

      Sep 23, 2009 at 9:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe H
      Joe H

      KAH-HA-HA-RAY-AY-AY-ZEE-EEE-EEE!

      Sep 23, 2009 at 9:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DeAnimator
      DeAnimator

      If ever confronted by Kirk Cameron you can silence him with one thing and invalidate everything he says: “Yeah, okay. You were on Growing Pains”. End of story.

      Sep 23, 2009 at 10:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon B
      Jon B

      Best part of Kirk Cameron’s video was the end:
      “We need workers.
      Unskilled workers.
      We need you!”
      I’m totally going to Columbia or NYU on November 19th and picking up one of those bad boys. I wonder if they know that, like me, 99.99% of the people they hand those books to will be reading it for a few simple laughs. It’s like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies… only less flesh eating.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 3:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles Merrill
      Charles Merrill

      At least he is better to look at that stodgy blowhard Ben Stein who make a film “Expelled” promoting ID. The film fell flat and lost money because like this effort, it is full of lies. 93% of members in the National Academy of Sciences are fellow atheists and believe in Darwin’s theory of Evolution and Natural Selection. The uneducated masses just don’t have what it takes to break away from conventional religious thought. Most have to be told what to believe. I am going to the march on Washington, but needless to say I will skip the LGBT religious ceremonies that are planned.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 8:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dk
      dk

      Fantastic rebuttal.. brava…

      Sep 24, 2009 at 9:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chessgames56
      chessgames56

      There are many so brainwashed by both the pro-gay and anti-gay propaganda that they are unable to think independently about the subject. Presently, though, it looks like the pro-gay camp is winning. Ironically, religious nuts are helping them. As for myself, I say live and let live. Why does any sexual orientation (or fetish) need special recognition and acceptance, whether it be considered normal or abnormal?

      Heterosexual marriage can be understood in terms of fostering a stable societal structure (i.e., having and caring for children), which must come from male/female coupling. Not saying this is the only dimension to marriage, but the most socially obvious and arguably important one.

      The foisting of gay images and subtle pro-gay messages in the media is designed to desensitize us and bring us over to certain way of thinking (ditto for anti-gay and/or hate messages). The military-industrial complex does the same thing in the promotion of militarism and the armed forces. Killing is okay as long as we say it is.

      Not telling anyone what they should think or shouldn’t think, but only to make yourself aware of the constant bombardment of propaganda from all sides. If a campaign can get you emotionally involved without thinking, they gotcha. It is my belief as to why this country has become so polarized on so many issues (including gay marriage), and why people are willing to vote against their better interests.

      Turn off the TV, computer, and other noise-boxes, and just sit quietly and watch your thoughts, then you will discover how programmed you really are. This is the fist step in breaking free of it.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 9:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      @Charles Merrill: Yeah. I used to like Ben Stein but then I read more about him. The thing is… Ben Stein is not stupid, so I always wonder, maybe these intelligent peeps who think conversely, are onto something that most people can’t see.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 9:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TI-EL
      TI-EL

      Don’t really get why this is here (or why this is such a big deal) Sure Cameron is a little misguided, but i believe in God(im more of an intelligent design sorta person) and hes not hurting anyone or forcing anything upon people. And btw, just like u look at Cameron’s motives for doing this, supposedly “super-chrisitan”, you might want ot looks at Darwin’s as well; he wanted revenge on God for the death of his daughter.

      just sayin…i do think Christians, a group that i consider myself a major part of, do push more people away from Christ with the judgments, and intolerance ( mainly the gay community) It’s something we have to work on for sure.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vernonvanderbilt
      vernonvanderbilt

      @chessgames56: “Why does any sexual orientation (or fetish) need special recognition and acceptance, whether it be considered normal or abnormal?”

      There is nothing “special” about it. The word you swapped out of that sentence was “equal.” Vocabulary fail.

      “Heterosexual marriage can be understood in terms of fostering a stable societal structure (i.e., having and caring for children), which must come from male/female coupling.”

      Why must it? You offer no facts or reasoning to back up that ludicrous statement. There are plenty of studies available that clearly indicate that having two same-sex parents is no more destabilizing than having two opposite-sex parents. Knowledge fail.

      “The foisting of gay images and subtle pro-gay messages in the media is designed to desensitize us and bring us over to certain way of thinking (ditto for anti-gay and/or hate messages).”

      What “certain way of thinking” is that? That people should all be treated equally and fairly? Nice attempt at hiding the bigotry with your little “anti-gay” add-on at the end, but it didn’t work so well. Semantic fail.

      “Not telling anyone what they should think or shouldn’t think, but only to make yourself aware of the constant bombardment of propaganda from all sides.”

      While this is true, it has nothing to do with the struggle for equality. We’re the good guys in this war. The homophobic bigots are the villains. It’s seriously that simple. Morality fail.

      “If a campaign can get you emotionally involved without thinking, they gotcha.”

      In the case of GLBT equality, it’s not the campaigns that get us emotionally involved. It’s the realities of our day-to-day situations that do that. The campaigns are borne of our emotional investment, not vice versa. Logic fail.

      “Turn off the TV, computer, and other noise-boxes, and just sit quietly and watch your thoughts, then you will discover how programmed you really are. This is the fist step in breaking free of it.”

      Another statement that has nothing to do with the issue. Relevance fail.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      That young woman is wonderful! Bravo!

      Poor Kirk Cameron must be feeling mighty foolish about now. No, he’s too stupid to feel foolish.

      Cameron makes me yearn for the good old days (when I was in school, in the 60’s) when we were FORCED to read the Bible every morning in school, and as a consequence everyone hated it and mocked it. The best way to kill religion would be to try to force it on all classrooms again.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob Witeck
      Bob Witeck

      Given the steady stream of condemnation (albeit well deserved) for Kirk Cameron’s oddball crusade — which sounds to me as though it has legs to achieve their purpose, i.e. distribution of thousands of these books on college campuses — I have a recommendation to take or leave. I hope some will take it.

      I fundamentally oppose all book burning and political destruction of most worthy print materials, and think that act is itself heinous. Especially so in my eyes since this is one of the masterpieces of modern science (despite the objectionable adulteration).

      Instead of tempting more publicity for their misguided goal — to “re-educate” college kids about creationism — I strongly suggest that students generously and quickly accept each of these gift books.

      However, when the book is in their hands, each individual might consider taking a razor blade or sharp x-acto knife and excise the 50-page prologue and, naturally, leave the original Darwinian content preserved. Then keep the book, or donate it to a high school or college library or science program as a genuine contribution to knowledge.

      That would be a gift horse of another color, and one worth preserving and sharing.

      With the discarded pages, which actually degrade the sum total of human knowledge, they might consider transforming into air wars and aim their paper airpline projectiles at the original mis-messengers who are trashing “The Origin of Species.”

      Sep 24, 2009 at 2:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      Kirk Cameron is just like Stephen Baldwin – their wives caught them sucking dick and they brought them to Jesus. Jesus won.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 3:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill
      Bill

      Do we really need any more crazy today?

      Sep 24, 2009 at 9:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hominy Grits
      Hominy Grits

      KIRK AND WILLIE AAMES will make their own race of super-bigoted jesus-loving, cretins to the rile the world with stupidity and zero critical reasoning skills.
      waaa haaaa haaaaaaa

      Sep 25, 2009 at 3:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • freedom4all
      freedom4all

      Kirk, I am quite considerably older than you so here are some facts. Going to school in rural Indiana in the early 60’s, we never prayed in class, we never opened the bible in class, there was no religion taught in the public schools – that is FACT! If, you want the bible read in the schools, then fine, but also allow the quran to be read and any other religious fictional book that is out there, including the book of mormonism. This is not a pick ‘n choose deal young man. You are spouting ignorance in the face of scientific fact speaking in ignorance of public education and how religion is taught when it never was unless you attended a parochial school. So Kirk, open your eyes, open your mind and stop spreading your fairy tale beliefs which cannot be supported by factual information. And by the way Kirk, the bible which you so adamantly believe in, well, the first book wasn’t even written until about 50 years after JC was on the cross – hhhmmmmm, first hand accounts, I doubt it seriously.

      Sep 25, 2009 at 5:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rudy
      rudy

      It’s sad to have peaked as a teenager.
      His entire adult career consists of “Left Behind” movies and “Growing Pains” reunions.

      Sep 25, 2009 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chessgames56
      chessgames56

      You’re clearly part of those who would promote the gay agenda. If you cannot see the difference between gay marriage and heterosexual marriage with respect to the origin of family and society as a whole, you simply do not want to. Gays, strictly staying with their partners do not produce–would not have PRODUCED–offspring (some might say that is presently desirable given the population situation, but that is a different matter). I do not need to justify any ‘argument’ to you, and besides any logic can be justified given a faulty premise. If homosexuality had been the orientation nature had intended for the human species (or any other male/female species on the planet), extinction would have ensued, given that there was no technology to produce offspring by other means. Try to escape that logic. Homosexuality can and will never be the ‘norm’ for any species. Even though human beings can circumvent the mechanics of producing offspring, does not change it’s natural origins, physically or psychologically. Personally, it is none of my business if you are homosexual or not, unless you MAKE it my business. And just because you have a certain agenda does not mean I must embrace it. But many in the movement wish to slander those who do not. If you believe that the homosexual lifestyle is wholesome, natural, and otherwise perfectly okay, then that is your right, but it does not make someone else a bigot or intolerant because they feel differently. I must hand it to the movement, though, they’ve been enormously successful with their clever arguments and questionable studies in confusing and deceiving many. And here again, I may be wrong, but it seems that there is something more than a little unbalanced in building one’s whole identity around a sexual orientation; there is so much more to any individual than just that. So forgive me if I refuse to accept the lifestyle as being just fine and dandy; I simply cannot. Call me what you will, but that’s just way it is, politically correct or not. Enough said.

      Sep 25, 2009 at 5:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Suburban
      Suburban

      @ CHESSGAME56,that’s sounds look an educated and articulate argument, but it’s a crock of s**t. Your assuming that every married heterosexual couple is able to ‘produce’ children. Fertility clinics exist because straight couples can’t get pregnant. My brother’s sister-in-law is married but she can’t have kids due to a blood disorder, they would have to adopt or hire a surrogate mother, which they’ve chosen not to do as of yet. You should spend less time worrying about someone else’s ‘lifestyle’ and live your own life.

      Sep 25, 2009 at 6:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vernonvanderbilt
      vernonvanderbilt

      @chessgames56: I wrote a long and lovely response to you, pointing out how you are pretty much 100% wrong in every assertion you made, but my internet went out as I was posting and I lost it. I’ll try to remember to come back and rewrite it later when I have more time.

      The gist of it? You’re a liar, an asshole, and a bigot. I’m guessing you already knew that, though. Please go commit suicide right now.

      Sep 25, 2009 at 7:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris Cruz
      Chris Cruz

      @AladinSane: You. Are. Fabulous!

      Sep 27, 2009 at 4:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      that rebuttal was REALLY, REALLY, good.

      love her. She’s sexy, smart, and sassy!!!

      Sep 27, 2009 at 9:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Clark Griswold
      Clark Griswold

      I think this was a great idea. Give students the creationists side of the story, followed up by the truth. Once they read the truth they will never have to bother with this creationist nonsense again.

      Nov 12, 2009 at 7:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James Lucas
      James Lucas

      I think they should cut your ugly little shriveled prick off and feed it to the sharks as bait.

      Mar 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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