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80s sitcom star applauded for defending the institution of marriage

If you google Kirk Cameron’s name, you will not find a headline that looks anything like the one above.  In fact, you will find out that he is being “slammed” and is “under fire” for his comments on homosexuality and marriage.  Just so you are informed, here are some of the “inflammatory” comments Kirk made on Piers Morgan Tonight on Friday night:

“Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the Garden between Adam and Eve. 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.”

Pretty inflammatory, huh?  I mean, it is obvious if you just google Kirk Cameron’s name that not one person on the face of the planet agrees with him.  Not GLAAD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), not Perez Hilton, not The Huffington Post, I mean NOBODY.  What?  You think that there are people that agree with him?  No way, that’s impossible.  I looked it up, and it’s unanimous – Kirk Cameron is a homophobic bigot.  At least, that’s the only story you will hear from the main stream media.

Of course, I agree with Kirk (at least on the two quotes above, I don’t know if I agree with everything he has ever said in the history of his life).  Most of the people I know agree with him.  And, I would venture to guess, so does at least half of the United States of America.  What do I base that on?  Mainly the fact that no state yet has approved same sex “marriage” when put to a vote.  So, if that’s the case, why does it seem that 100% of the media coverage is slamming Kirk Cameron when probably 50% (at least) of the country agrees with him?  Is it possible that the main stream media has an agenda?  No way!  It can’t be!

My purpose here is not to stand up for traditional marriage, although I do believe in the idea that a marriage is between one man and one woman, FOREVER – period.  I am well aware of the fact that heterosexuals have done more to destroy the institution of marriage than all the media bias in the world can do.  But that’s a story for another day.  My purpose here is to point out what we, as Christians, are up against.  Whether we are talking about the HHS mandate, traditional marriage, or ending abortion, 90% of the media coverage will be against us, even though half of the country will be with us.  So, hopefully we can all have the courage to stand up for what we believe.  We are facing an onslaught on many different fronts, and if we sit by and say nothing we will not like the world that we leave behind (no Left Behind pun intended).

It took a lot of courage for Kirk to say the things that he did, knowing full well that he would be blasted by the Hollywood community that he is a part of.  No one can accuse him of “denying Me before men” as Jesus warned against.  I pray that more of us can show the courage that he did, we’re going to need it.

Category: Media
  • John Zienert says:

    I agree with Kirk. It did take a lot of courage. Media runs this country. Mariage is between a man and a woman for life.


    March 5, 2012 at 10:25 am
    • Matt says:

      Thanks for the feedback John! Who would have ever thought that saying that marriage was between one man and one woman would be considered controversial?

      March 5, 2012 at 8:11 pm

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