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.
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.”