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Kirk Cameron: ‘Liberal press’ took his anti-gay remarks ‘out of context’

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Former “Growing Pains” actor and self-proclaimed born again Christian Kirk Cameron — who last March said that homosexuality is “unnatural” and “destructive” to the foundations of civilization — now says his words were simply a case of the “liberal press” looking for things to twist and take out of context.

In a new interview with the Naples News, Cameron said he had no regrets for what he said in an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan last March, although Morgan “could have eliminated that section.”

In March, after an appearance on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Cameron was thrust back into the spotlight for comments he made about homosexuality being sinful, “unnatural” and “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilizations.”

Even as late as last month, the Huffington Post wrote an article in which Cameron took heat for refusing to meet with LGBT teens during one of his tour stops.

Asked if he had any regrets, Cameron spoke eagerly and openly.

“I’m OK with the way things worked out,” said Cameron. “That’s not to say there’s not a better way of saying something. I think Todd Akin would agree with that.”

Cameron says it was simply a case of the “liberal press” looking for things to twist and take out of context.

“If Piers Morgan were truly concerned about the homosexual community, concerned with people being hurt, he could have eliminated that section, like he did many other parts of our conversation,” Cameron said.

The interview where Cameron’s words were allegedly “twisted” and taken “out of context” is here:

Cameron, 41, best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the ABC television series from 1985 to 1992, is an active Christian evangelist in the ministry he founded, The Way of the Master.

He is currently headlining a 35-city “mass marriage-counseling event” across America called the “Love Worth Fighting For” tour, where audience members can listen to Cameron expound upon traditional marriage values.

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  1. Shut the fuck up, Kirk. Be a fucking man and own your goddamned words. Pussy.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:06pm
  2. Do you have 3 women for me this evening or what? I mean reslwomen.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:07pm
  3. like what this has-been has to say matters at all.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:08pm
  4. Umm, wasn’t that interview on TV?

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:09pm
  5. Listen Ted Haggard Jr. shut the fuck up no one cares about the shit that is flowing out of your mouth.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:11pm
  6. I actually just wish the media would stop giving this asshat their time. Speaking as a lesbian, I could care less what these people say or believe. I’m suppose to take to heart what some childhood actor who believes in an invisible man who created laws, ie marriage, says? Please! It just shows me how uneducated many people are.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:14pm
  7. Whether his anti-gay comments were taken out of context or not, they’re still anti-gay. Duh..

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:14pm
  8. Who is Kirk Cameron?

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:15pm
  9. So Kirky … how DO you feel about Gay people?????

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:16pm
  10. If he’s too stupid to understand the existence of Video Tape, why would anything he says MATTER?

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:16pm
  11. No Kirk, the Liberal media didn’t take your words and twist them around. I’ve seen the interview. You said what you said. It was mean spirited, hateful and pretty close minded for a “Christian.” Sir, you are not a Christian…in my opinion.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:17pm
  12. Stuff it Kirk

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:18pm
  13. Homophobic buttwipe.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:18pm
  14. Unless this is a fake interview and Kirk wasn’t there, not ONE thing he said was taken out of context!!!

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:20pm
  15. How is there any better way to say “I’m a bigot”?

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:20pm
  16. Sara is right….I shouldn’t, we shouldn’t even acknowledge what this “has-been” says.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:20pm
  17. How about he shuts the fuck up and no one can twist his words. Go away with your ignorant hate. Jesus wouldn’t appreciate your brand of fuckery in his name.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:20pm
  18. He had his 15 minutes. Make him go away by not giving him additional publicity. Please!

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:21pm
  19. Kirk Cameron has and always will be a used douchebag of a schnook.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:22pm
  20. Liberal press- took his anti gay remarks out of context. You sound like a Romney puppet- a conservative who can’t take responsibility for his actions.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:23pm
  21. You cant take anti gay remarks out of context

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:23pm
  22. @ Andy He’s just trying to back pedal because NOW his words are coming back to bite to bite him in his self righteous judgemental Christian Ass!! :/

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:24pm
  23. Go back to Canada and keep you views to yourself!

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:24pm
  24. No his comments were all in context, he’s just a Bigot.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:31pm
  25. “[Cameron] is an active Christian evangelist in the ministry he founded, The Way of the Master.”
    Wait, what? WAY OF THE MASTER? Really? That has to be one of the worst names for a thing that isn’t a kung fu movie EVER.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:34pm
  26. Kirk who? Go back to the 1950′s hole you crawled out of. No one cares about you.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:38pm
  27. Sounds to me the classic size 12 foot in mouth syndrome.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:39pm
  28. Im a lesbian, and I wasnt offended by his words because honestly ive heard and seen worse. If he lives by love thy neighbor then hes better than over half of the “christians” out there… per what ive seen his ministry Living Waters has preached and protested thats not the case but either way I pray for his awakening… I would be intested to see him and Jay Bakker have a debate… I would pay to see that!

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:40pm
  29. he needs to just shut up!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:47pm
  30. He’s a putz!

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:52pm
  31. Rusty Attinger, as a Canadian and a queer woman, I can tell you WE DON’T WANT HIM!!! We are proud of our legal same-sex marriages and human rights which include persons of various sexual orientations… we don’t appreciate, in general, close-minded asshats like this homophobic coward.
    Thanks!;)
    Maybe we can ship him elsewhere? You know, somewhere suitable… say, an iceberg that’s melting fast in the Arctic (which he probably doesn’t believe in, as the Liberal Media has surely made up the climate changes and so on…)??

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:52pm
  32. I don’t know who this is, but the posture alone tells all you need to know. This dude is kinda SCARY!

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:53pm
  33. If he doesn’t speak antigay then there wouldn’t be any thing to take out of context

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 5:57pm
  34. People like Kirk really can’t believe why people get upset when he speaks. I do really believe he thinks himself full of love, and Jesus, and spewing wonderful words of faith. Kirk – if the people you are talking about are getting upset, you might want to takwe that as a “social cue” that maybe you should shut the hell up and listen to what those people are actually saying.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:05pm
  35. I’ve seen the interview, nobody twisted anything, his own words made him sound closed minded and homophobic. Blaming others for what he said is bullshit.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:08pm
  36. oh Kirk Cameron, you ARE a douche. Just accept it and shut up if you don’t want people taking your remarks in anyway shape or form.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:12pm
  37. So, it was not taken out of context. There is no middle ground; either one is for or against equal rights. He knows where he stands on the issue. If he does not want his views repeated or “taken out of context”, he can shut up, or man up and reaffirm his convictions. Either way, he looks like a coward.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:12pm
  38. In what context would they be good???

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:18pm
  39. I watched his interviews there was nothing to take out of context, the dudes a bigot

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:19pm
  40. So it’s Pierce Morgan’s fault that you said hateful things? Pierce should have edited them if he cared Kirk? Now there’s a guy all about placing the blame anywhere but on his own prejudiced wording….Way to go….And this makes you look like a better guy? Think again!

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:20pm
  41. I fail to see where CNN was biased or presented Cameron’s views out of context. He was asked a question, which he answered, and he was given time to expand upon and clarify is answer. CNN then aired the discussion on that particular topic in full, no edit other than the usual switching the cameras back and forth.

    Taking something out of context means taking a word or sentence and representing it as something so different as to ot have the same meaning as when it is presented with the rest of the statement. It means taking a single requirement or rule you happen to agree with, and applying it to everyone else, while you yourself determine you don’t have to obey the other requirements or rules in the same list.

    Airing part of an interview you agreed to, in full, is not taking what Cameron said out of context. That’s a lame excuse presented by Cameron to protect his public image and sales profits for his various works. If I had to guess, I would bet Cameron is hoping those who would typically buy his products will ignore the interview and believe his lies that CNN was somehow biased and edited the discussion to take it out of context (lying violates the 9th Commandment, Mr Cameron, just in case you forgot).

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:27pm
  42. It is sad to see anyone who the christian extremest have brain washed.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:36pm
  43. Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell always said the same thing, “what I said was taken out of context” – another way to lie out of what was said.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:42pm
  44. hmm…1 man and 1 woman…hmmm…interesting the Bible discusses concubines, *wives* (plural), etc..so please don’t cherry pick what you decided *God* says

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:48pm
  45. Eh. Still a douche.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:59pm
  46. Always thought he was an asshole*** back then and he didn’t disappoint!

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 7:02pm
  47. I’d like to take him out to the woodshed. He’s still a brat.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 7:04pm
  48. If you said them, now eat them.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 7:04pm
  49. Is he trying to play all innocent?! And how he’s trying to turn the tables about his own views and how it makes HIM the victim… disgusting. I can’t stand those people that say things like, “I’m against gay marriage, but I’m not a bigot.” Um… yes you are; you think you’re entitled to a privilege that someone else is not for no other reason than they are gay. Bigot! People who say smut like this are bigots and this guy is a bigot. And… he also said those words on public TV, now he has to eat them!

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 7:15pm
  50. Kirk is a class A nutjob …. he failed as an actor, now he’s out to prove that he his the ultimate dumbass.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 7:36pm
  51. The biggest homophobes are usually the biggest closet cases. Case in point.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 7:37pm
  52. Oh, barf!

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 7:42pm
  53. Thus saith the holy apostle Kirk.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 7:49pm
  54. Who cares what this ‘has been’ thinks.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 7:52pm
  55. Now trying to change his story! ” Quirk” Cameron made himself perfectly clear the first press announcement. He is nothing more than a Bigoted Homophobe who has some serious problems with his own latent homosexuality.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 9:04pm
  56. idiot

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10:02pm
  57. Hehe… “Christians” upset bout shit being cherry-picked or taken outta context. Good stuff.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10:21pm
  58. Kirk, if you’re worried about being taken out of context, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. PROBLEM SOLVED.

    Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11:15pm
  59. I doubt he is playing innocent because he’s worried or backpeddling – this is a simple case of marketing. The majority of bigots who haven’t seen the interview or care about seeing it will believe his story of being taken out of context because they want to. The bigots of America are being all fired up in preparation for the next election, and anyone who thinks otherwise is just burying their head in the sand. Now is the time to understand all the big shot bigots are marketing to their existing and potential customers – it’s all about ticket sales, book sales, and building their fanbase. Nothing religious or family values about that at all. Dollars are ruling their thoughts.

    Posted on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 12:04am
  60. I love the way conservatives like to express their hate and blame you for noticing!

    Posted on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 12:48am
  61. he was VERY clear….”roll th etape”

    Posted on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8:06am
  62. Context makes ALL the difference for intolerance.

    Posted on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8:16am
  63. I agree with Kirk. End of story.

    Posted on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 10:39am
  64. You said it BITCH! And you keep saying anti same sex marriage things. It’s all on YOU!

    Posted on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 12:41pm
  65. Kirk you’re a suka, just admit it.

    Posted on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 2:16pm
  66. What a joke. He was very clear with what he said and no one took it out of context. Then he has the audacity to think that Piers Morgan is suppose to rescue him when he says something idiotic. Wow! What a waste of breath?

    Posted on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 5:47pm