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National Organization for Marriage to Kirk Cameron: You’re Hired!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hey, remember a few months ago, when the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) got caught in court documents blatantly trying to create resentment between the LGBT community and other minority groups?

Remember how nestled in those court documents, among all their underhanded race-baiting tactics, was the revelation that they were also seeking out “non-cognitive elites” to be celebrity spokespeople for their anti-LGBT cause?

Well they finally got one.

Cameron is right to consider family to be important, but he’s dead wrong to place that importance on only one kind of family.

Kirk Cameron and the anti-gay activists at NOM are making a claim that Americans know to be false,” said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick.

“This rhetoric won’t work anymore. Communities across this country love and cherish their LGBT neighbors, friends and family members. This includes people in families headed by LGBT people. Their implication that LGBT couples can’t create loving and stable homes is not only outdated and irrelevant; it’s designed specifically to hurt those families.”

So sorry to be the bearer of bad news to all you other non-cognitive types who had applied for the “celebrity anti-gay spokesperson” job, but it looks like the position is being filled by former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron. (Better luck next time, I guess.)

Earlier this year thousands spoke out against Kirk Cameron’s statement that being gay was “unnatural,” “detrimential,” and “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization” including celebrities Kristin Chenoweth, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as well as Cameron’s former Growing Pains co-stars Tracey Gold and Alan Thicke.

Cameron’s comments also come at a time when celebrities from a diverse range of faith traditions, entertainment genres and political backgrounds including Russell Simmons, Carrie Underwood, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Alicia Keys and Dolly Parton have stated support for marriage equality.

Cameron has now aligned himself with an organization whose spokesperson and Former President Maggie Gallagher believes polygamy is better than marriage equality: “At least polygamy, for all its ugly defects, is an attempt to secure stable mother-father families for children.” She also compared winning the fight to ban marriage for gay couples with the fall of communism and believes that if it is made legal, it will mean “losing American civilization.” You can read more about NOM’s anti-LGBT statements here.

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20 more reader comments:

  1. NOM, you’re stupid.

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:08am
  2. Kirk who?

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:11am
  3. When actors, especially child actors cannot find work they turn and use

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:13am
  4. He’s only a champion of a racist, misogynist, homophobic, genocidal deity. That’s nothing of which to be proud.

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:14am
  5. God as equity for their abomination. Cameron is a fool. Dangerous fool. He has children. oggg Suffice, Cameron is doing much harm in his words. His actions cause he Cameron Cameron Cameron do you Pray? cameron when you pray does your soul speak to you? Share soy veja antigua cameron comfort with HOLY Words. Wat does you soul share? Jesus Christ? YOU, bigot of hatred claim Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ does not claim your actions unworthy of grace. Grace honored. Amen. Amen! Amen!

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:16am
  6. How is that young Actor he is so, so, so talented. Sad you did not catch any of his talent.

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:17am
  7. Kirk Cameron is a perfect douche.

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:19am
  8. i give up trying to make sense of these arguments!!!

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:21am
  9. Come OUT come OUT where ever you are Kirk. Well known fact that those who publicly hate us are actually one of us. News flash Kirk….we don’t want you!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:35am
  10. Kirk Cameron is a “Z” list celebritie who nobody listens too except the wack jobs that are as brain washed as he is and hope one or all of his what? 24 kids are gay. ;)

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:36am
  11. I’d call him a sell-out if he was important or even heard of…

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:48am
  12. me thinks the man protest too much…. what’s he trying to hide ?

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:54am
  13. he’s one hell of an idiot bigot… there will never be true meaning of love and sharing in this country because of these closed/narrow-minded, ignoramus bigots

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:11am
  14. Way past his prime…Has-Been

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:23am
  15. Ron, who is Kirk Cameron?

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10:43am
  16. Douche. Get the Seaver family to straighen Mike out!

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:02pm
  17. Yeah, like the Dad wants to retake THAT job…

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:02pm
  18. this makes me so sad. I loved Growing Pains!! :’(

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:04pm
  19. No one should be paying attention to a has been, especially the Media

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:05pm
  20. The thing is less and less people don’t even care what they people are saying because they too see them as hateful and bigoted too. Yet they have to had a purpose so they can get up in the morning even if they are so insignificant to the rest of the world.

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:40pm