By Joseph Farah
How severe has political correctness become in America today?
Actor Kirk Cameron is getting blasted by the media and the entertainment industry for making two public comments recently that reflect the attitudes of most Americans.
He told Piers Morgan on CNN that homosexuality, in his view, was “unnatural” and that same-sex marriage would be “detrimental” to society.
“Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve,” said Cameron. “One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.”
Here’s what actor Alan Thicke, who played Cameron’s TV dad on “Growing Pains,” said:
“I’ll address Kirk’s comments as soon as I recover from Rush Limbaugh’s. … I’m getting him some new books. The Old Testament simply can’t be expected to explain everything.”
George Clooney, Brad Pitt and others piled on with words of condemnation.
The entertainment press was equally harsh. eOnline characterized Cameron’s comments as “spewing anti-gay rhetoric.”
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (which should be more accurately called the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Criticism) issued a statement:
“In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character,” wrote Herndon Graddick, senior director of programs at GLAAD. “Cameron is out of step with a growing majority of Americans, particularly people of faith who believe that their gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be loved and accepted based on their character and not condemned because of their sexual orientation.”
Let’s get real.
Cameron expressed no hate. He condemned no one. He succinctly and respectfully reflected the views of a majority of Americans and the vast majority of Bible-believing Christians.
That means the media, the entertainment industry and the homosexual lobby are no longer tolerant of mainstream American and Christian views being publicly espoused.
Think about that.
That’s where we are in America right now.
Just 10 years ago, the idea of same-sex marriage would have been considered a joke. It was an idea no one was yet promoting. It was an idea that had never been tried anywhere in the history of the world. It is still an idea rejected universally by Americans every single time they have been permitted to vote on it. Yet, a simple public comment expressing objection to the idea based on the Bible is considered heretical to the secular priests of the Big Media. It’s now dangerous to do what Kirk Cameron did on CNN—dangerous to careers, dangerous to reputations, even potentially dangerous to one’s well-being.
Not many have rushed forward to support Kirk Cameron.
So let me do that.
I agree 100 percent with Kirk Cameron.
For those like Alan Thicke who discredit the Old Testament, let me point out that the Apostle Paul’s condemnations of homosexuality in the New Testament (Read Romans 1) are just as forceful as Leviticus 18. The Bible is unambiguous about homosexuality. The practice of it is clearly characterized as a sin—more precisely, an abomination.
Ask me if I care more about what the Bible says or what George Clooney and Brad Pitt say: It’s not even a close call.
I want to thank Kirk Cameron for standing up so boldly to proclaim the truth. It takes guts. He probably didn’t realize how much flack he would get. But Jesus warned believers about the times we’re living in.
He said, in Matthew 5:11, “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.”
Blessings, indeed, to you, Kirk Cameron.
Kirk Cameron stood strong—will other Christians do the same? • Baptist Press
Kirk Cameron Responds to Critics of Anti-Gay ‘Hate Speech,’ Says His ‘Mission Is to Love All People’ • IBTimes
Kirk Cameron irks liberal Hollywood with homosexuality comments • Christian Today
Homosexuality: The Christian Perspective • Bible.org (Lehman Strauss)
What does the Bible say about gay marriage / same sex marriage? • GotQuestions.org