“Alright, on three everyone say, ‘Our butt sex is killing America!’”
After facing criticism for his remarks on homosexuality during an interview with Piers Morgan, Kirk Cameron has issued a statement to ABC News where he literally plays the “I have a black friend” card but for gays after wrapping himself in the American flag and pretending his freedom of speech has somehow been infringed upon:
“I spoke as honestly as I could, but some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community. That is not true. I can assuredly say that it’s my life’s mission to love all people.”
“I should be able to express moral views on social issues,” he said, “especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years — without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach ‘tolerance’ that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I’m in the public square.”
He concluded, “I believe we need to learn how to debate these things with greater love and respect,” and added, “I’ve been encouraged by the support of many friends (including gay friends, incidentally).”
I’m pushing this below the cut because Jesus fucking Christ:
“Some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community. I should be able to express moral views on social issues … without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach ‘tolerance’ that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent.”
1. Kirk Cameron called homosexuals “unnatural” and “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” I’m pretty sure when I paint a whole swath of people as the goddamn destroyers of society as we know it, it’s usually not so much a “loving” response as a blatant attempt to incite others to fire that which I so clearly hate into the sun. For example: The Kardashians.
2. Let’s talk about freedom of speech because clearly Kirk Cameron, along with Sarah Palin and a couple of Constitutional scholars in the comments, don’t seem to understand how it works despite it being a very basic, elementary concept: Freedom of speech does not protect you from criticism. When Kirk Cameron went on television and publicly aired his opinions without the government putting a gun to his face and forcing him to be quiet, he fully exercised his freedom of speech and most of us would fight to defend his right to do so. So Kirk Cameron’s freedom of speech’s virginity was left intact, and more importantly to him, its ass virginity. Now, when I wrote my post yesterday, and others aired their opinions about Kirk’s comments, that was our right to freedom of speech which in no way trampled on Kirk Cameron’s own right. Unless our words traveled back in time, assumed the form of Barack Obama and punched Kirk in the dick before he went on Piers Morgan, his Constitutional rights were used to their fullest. It’s that fucking simple. So remember that the next time you want to burst into a comment thread with, “Whatever happened to freedom of speech in this country?!” We’re all allowed to say stupid shit whether in response to other stupid shit or just for the sake of saying stupid shit. Think of America as a stupid shit orgy open all stupid shit day.
Now, in the spirit of unity, let’s Christian and atheist alike join together in laughing at Kirk Cameron actually trying to say he has gay friends. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, that Mike Seaver. What a stupid shit.