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Kirk Cameron brings the crazy


I’ve been writing Celebrity Soup off and on for four years now, and I’ve seen my fair share of celebs that do and say the most reckless, idiotic and irresponsible things.

The bowl of soup has grown into something more like a huge swimming pool, full of ingredients and additives so crazy that most of us would think twice before taking a swim. Taking a dip in the water after the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian have just been there is probably ill advised.

As much fun as it is to poke fun at the Lohans and Kardashians of the world, when you boil it all down they really aren’t hurting anyone. You could easily argue that they’re doing a poor job of representing themselves as role models to young women, but that’s about it.

Since launching Celebrity Soup in 2008, I have never, ever seen a celebrity quote that both shocked and disturbed me as much as this upcoming gem from the most unlikely of people – Kirk Cameron - good old sweet Mikey Seaver from Growing Pains.

In case you missed this one, Kirk appeared on Piers Morgan’s show on CNN and shared his views on homosexuals. Ready for this?

This kind of crazy is so offensive you’ve got to see it to believe it.

And here’s his pitiful excuse for an apology, which he released yesterday to ABC News:

“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).”

First of all, I respect everyone for his or her religious beliefs. As long as they’re not inciting or inflicting harm upon others, we all have the right to our beliefs.

However, Kirk Cameron just called homosexuals “unnatural” and “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

Correct me if I’m wrong, but if I decide to go on national TV in front of millions of people and paint a large section of our population as the ultimate destroyers of society as we know it, it’s probably not coming from a “loving” place.

Is this or is this not hate speech? Homosexuals, despite what those like Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum will try to tell you, were probably born that way. Some may have made a choice to be homosexual, but that’s their choice (and right).

What if someone showed up on national TV and accused handicapped people as being “ultimately destructive to so many foundations of civilization?” What’s the difference?

This is more alarming and frightening to me than anything Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, the Kardashians, and even Mel Gibson has ever done or said. I hope you feel the same way.

So, in the spirit of religious harmony, whether you’re Christian, Jewish, atheist, Muslim or any other, let’s all end this somber edition of the Soup with one big giant laugh:

Kirk Cameron says he has gay friends! Bahahahahahahaha!!!!!

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