Queen Elsa must have taken a vacation from Arrendelle, and gone down to visit Satan, because Hell just froze over. Notorious homophobe fundamentalist Christian, Kirk Cameron, has actually said something about homosexuals which doesn’t blame them for all the ills of society. I admit, Growing Pains was before my time, so my experience with Kirk Cameron is mostly limited to the awful condemnation that he bestows upon gay people, under the guise of unwavering Christian sentiments. I did watch him in Left Behind, which was mostly a crappy movie, but based upon a series of novels that I LOVED! So for that, he always retains a quarter of a point in my books.
In an interview with AL.com, Kirk Cameron once again graced us all with his opinion on marriage and the problems that it faces. However, seemingly for the first time (at least in ages) he actually says something incredibly logical about the issue by arguing that the redefinition of marriage is not the greatest threat that marriage faces… rather, it is the actions of “fornicators and adulterers.”
When people get too focused on redefining marriage, you’re distracted from the bigger problem – fornicators and adulterers.
If the people sitting in the pews are fornicators and adulterers, the church will destroy marriages much more quickly than those outside the church. When God’s people mock marriage, God doesn’t take that lightly.
I think the greatest threat to marriage is not other people’s definition of marriage… The church isn’t taking God’s definition of marriage seriously. It’s not other people sabotaging marriage that’s the problem.
To be 100% honest, I’ve become so accustomed to hearing nothing but ridiculous – and sometimes just plain crazy – statements come from Kirk Cameron, that I’m not sure how to process this bizarre change in circumstances. Mind you, based on the technical biblical definition of “fornicator”, I’m not really in agreement that that’s a threat to marriage, but I’m entirely behind his assigning blame to adulterers (i.e married cheaters) for a fair portion of destroyed marriages.
I so cannot believe that I’m typing this… but bravo to Mr. Cameron for calling on people – and I’m going to extend this beyond heterosexuals, to homosexuals as well – to take a look at their own relationships, and scrutinize the shit that they pull which could jeopardize their marriages. Blaming someone else, or trying to convince everyone that the legalization of same-sex marriages will bring about the impending and inevitable doom of ‘traditional marriage’ doesn’t make your marriage any more stable, and it certainly doesn’t make the sins that you commit magically become non-existent.