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National Networks Invite Anti-Gay Bigot Kirk Cameron On A Softball Morning Media Blitz

Gay-hating Kirk Cameron went on a softball media blitz this morning while promoting his movie, [redacted], and nobody took him to task for failing to apologize for his backward comments on homosexuality being “unnatural.”

Ann Curry went with all softballs for Cameron on NBC’s Today show, despite being given a wide-open shot after Cameron gleefully told her just how amazing his life is with his wife and six children. Remember, that’s a life that would be “detrimental to humanity” if it happened to be made up of two fathers (or mothers) and six kids.

Said Cameron: “We’re doing things we love to do, and you think—how is it that others just are struggling to find their way?” Well, Kirk, it’s kind of weird that not everyone was born in a nice L.A. suburb and landed some plum TV gigs as a kid, isn’t it? Isn’t it also weird that some kids are born gay and have to be called “unnatural” by parents like you.

But no matter, the Growing Pains actor continues: “I’m able to help people with the things that are important to me, new projects on marriage and family. These are the things that I kind of look back on and say, ‘Thank you.’ ”

C’mon, Ann, you couldn’t question whether there were other types of marriages and families that are just as worthwhile and good as heterosexual ones?

UPDATE: Ann did actually ask Kirk about the gay controversy, we tuned in too late to see that part. We stand by the fact that Ann chose not to mention that other families could be equally valid and beneficial to humanity, and that her questions on the debacle were softballs without followups. Here’s Kirk’s response to Ann:

Nobody should mistreat anybody. Homosexuals should not be mistreated. Heterosexuals should not be mistreated. Bisexuals should not be mistreated…[My views] are informed by my faith. I’ve found that to be a compass for me… I was surprised that people were surprised by the things that I said.

The Kirkster also went on Fox & Friends, where the gay question was addressed by Steve Doocy (see video below).

Cameron said, “I don’t change my feeling about the comments,” and went on to call Piers Morgan “disingenuous” for hitting him with the question. Said Cameron:

“What disheartens me… is that when you’re sitting across the table from someone who knows what your perspective is on issues—and I’ve been very consistent, I don’t think anything I said surprised anybody as a Bible-believing Christian—but to then take some answers, reduce an important and personal and sensitive issue to a 4 second soundbite and toss it into a community to start a political firestorm and really upset people that you’re saying you’re looking to protect, I think it’s disingenuous.”

Oh please, Kirk. Jimmy Carter is a Bible-believing Christian, too, but he’s come around on gay marriage, and he’s freaking 87 years old. You’re 41. Grow up!

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Mar 20, 2012
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  • 23 Comments
    • Jason Sidherd
      Jason Sidherd

      Uh, actually Ann Curry did ask Kirk about his homosexuality comments. here is his response:

      “Nobody should mistreat anybody. Homosexuals should not be mistreated. Heterosexuals should not be mistreated. Bisexuals should not be mistreated…[My views] are informed by my faith. I’ve found that to be a compass for me… I was surprised that people were surprised by the things that I said.”

      I loathe this douchebag and hate that the media is giving him attention, but c’mon, guys. A little fact checking? How could you get the fundamental subject of your entire article so wrong? Jeez, Queerty, grow up.

      Mar 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MKisNE
      MKisNE

      Why is he getting a national platform to promote a movie that was probably made with a video camera in his backyard?

      Mar 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair
      WillBFair

      @MKisNE: Because his movie excludes gay people’s massive contributions to history while featuring the heartless people and selfish values that will promote consumer culture.

      Mar 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mexico City Pedro
      Mexico City Pedro

      Kirk is as sexy as he was on tv in the 80’s. He is white and can get away with saying negative things about gays. Only if he were black could something be done about it. No matter what he says or does, I love Kirk. He is the hotness.

      Mar 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim Hlavac
      Jim Hlavac

      “Nobody should mistreat anyone,” he says, eh?

      “Gays are unnatural,” he says! Ooh, that is not mistreating me, no. Perhaps maltreating me? Calling me and us liars?
      “Gays are detrimental to society” — that is not mistreating either, no. Maltreating, not treating with decency, disrespectful, and delusional, too.

      By his statements about his “faith” on gays he clearly shows he wants us gone — but I suppose a little extermination or incarceration or forced curing or whatever he thinks should be done with us is not “mistreating.”
      — egad, this man is a loon. A cute one, but a loon nonetheless.

      Meanwhile, I find it ironic that the Crazed Right keeps saying the “Lefty” media is so gay friendly when the Crazed Right might say anything they want about us or against us on same said media — and even get paid for it. And I find it utterly disgusting that the media feels need to give these anti-gay, NO GAYS! forces a platform for “balance,” when they barely ever have a gay guy on the shows giving our point of view. They can attack us, but we can’t even defend ourselves in this “balance” on teh “gay friendly” media.

      Mar 20, 2012 at 2:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jimmy Velvet
      Jimmy Velvet

      Pedro, what are you smoking, dude? Must be good, send some this way…

      Mar 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      “”
      went on to call Piers Morgan “disingenuous” for hitting him with the question. Said Cameron”
      _________

      Yes, how DARE an interviewer ask him…stuff.

      As for him being on TODAY. The sickening thing is that the ONLY reason they even asked him on is because his name became recognizable again. So he becomes well known for homophobic comments and then his career gets a boost out of it? The networks can go fuck themselves!

      Mar 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GOD (gay old dude)
      GOD (gay old dude)

      We can expect the entire world to be okay with us only when we show tolerance toward the rest of the world, and judging by most of the comments made on this website, very few of you are tolerant toward those with whom you disagree.

      Mar 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GreatGatsby2011
      GreatGatsby2011

      @GOD (gay old dude): So tolerance will only be tolerated when the tolerant tolerate intolerance? I don’t follow that logic.

      Mar 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      @Mexico City Pedro: That’s pretty crazy, but I have to admit, I like this “cool cocksucker” picture of Kirk that Queerty runs every time.

      Mar 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dennis
      Dennis

      Why did NBC and other networks give him air time?

      Mar 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChrisC
      ChrisC

      @GOD: Intolerence doesn’t deserve respect. A mindset that helps fuel violence doesn’t deserve respect. We’re just trying to live our lives when along comes a fucking Kirk Cameron who is trying to make the lives of complete strangers even more difficult than they already are.

      Mar 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      Why does anyone care what a washed up child star turned evangelical closet case thinks? Stop giving this idiot press.

      Mar 20, 2012 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair
      WillBFair

      @Dennis: Because the media have been using us as a distraction from financial corruption for decades. It’s called scapegoating. It’s the oldest trick in the scroll. And our leaders are too incompetent to fight back.

      Mar 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @GOD (gay old dude): There is no excuse for tolerating intolerance. This man and those like him are using their public influence as a platform to promote hate. This is much more than simple disagreement.

      Mar 20, 2012 at 6:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Farquart
      Farquart

      Glaad once again dropped the ball on this one. Instead of creating a brouhaha in the media, the correct response to a has-been loser should have been to ignore him. Now, they have given him a platform and an entree to the national media once again.

      Mar 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      Someone should interview Kirk the next time he visits Griffith Park.

      Mar 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      After reading this, I am convinced that Kirk Cameron is not just a bigot. He is also a sanctimonious self-righteous hypocrite.

      Of course, that is not so unusual. Many the people who call themselves “Christian”, are also sanctimonious self-righteous hypocrites. They are very willing to call out what they see as “sin” in others, but are absolutely blind to their own.

      Mar 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete n SFO
      Pete n SFO

      I can be tolerant of anyone… but that won’t bring me respect or equality.

      I demand respect & equality, & when someone shows me something less, I waste no further time on them & keep moving…

      In the case of the networks & this dweeb, I simply shut off the TV & went on with my day.

      This guy understands the equation completely & he and the networks are using one another until it no longer works for either of them. Same-old. Same-old.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 9:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @GOD (gay old dude): said..


      We can expect the entire world to be okay with us only when we show tolerance toward the rest of the world, and judging by most of the comments made on this website, very few of you are tolerant toward those with whom you disagree.”
      _______________

      Talk about a burned out, disproven rhetoric. You are completely blaming the victim. Yes, because of what gays think of Cameron…THAT is why Pentacostals hate us. Do rapists only attack women because women don’t think well of rapists? Will the Taliban only start to tolerate women when the women tolerate them? This reminds me of the old theory’s that bully’s were these lonley sad people and if you walked away they would stop.

      Well after about the 100th study said that no bully’s were very often popular, confident, and had many friends, somebody finally reported it. The same with what you said. It sounds like something to be said in theory but something that has no basis in fact.

      We have BEEN tolerating people like Cameron for decades, hasn’t made them love us. And the issue is…it is irrelevent whetehr they love us or not. However, they need to get out of our way and stop trying to live our lives because something is missing in theirs.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 11:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      Why is anyone giving this d-lister a second look. Hasbeens are just that, has been. There is no need to reprint nor discuss. Best to ignore.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kawneekwa
      kawneekwa

      What he doin’ on the Today show. Yeah dats right, I get up this morning in time fo da Today Show. They is a bunch of douche bags having that weenie azz on TV.

      Mar 21, 2012 at 10:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FunMe
      FunMe

      Ah … we’ve moved on to the next CLOSET QUEEN (Jason Russell).

      Kirk: The 80s are ovah. Time to exit stage right and back to Griffith Park!

      Mar 22, 2012 at 3:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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