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GLAAD Could Probably Leave Kirk Cameron Alone With His Homophobia

By Alyssa Rosenberg  

"GLAAD Could Probably Leave Kirk Cameron Alone With His Homophobia"

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I’m sure there are some people out there who feel a nostalgic affection for Kirk Cameron from his time on Growing Pains. Or who are as crazy as I am and got brainwashed through repeated viewings of Listen To Me, the goofiest debate-team-solves-the-abortion-debate-romantic-comedy-that-Roy-Scheider-did-for-the-paycheck ever. But no matter which category we fall into, I think we can all agree that Cameron, an evangelical Christian who’s increasingly chosen to make niche movies for that audience ranging from Left Behind to Fireproof, has largely retreated from the mainstream conversation. So I wonder if it might have been wiser for GLAAD to save its energy when Cameron declared, predictably of equal marriage rights that “I think that it’s unnatural. I think that it’s detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” It’s one thing to push back when major figures in the mainstream conversation give credence to views that are on their way to permanent residence on the fringe. It’s another thing to elevate someone who has specifically dedicated himself to a niche to the national conversation by condemning him.

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