To promote a new film about Jesus's Second Coming™ or his impressively anti-Christian interpretation of the Bible or whatever, Kirk Cameron has embarked on a national media tour. Fortunately for us, the refocused spotlight provides more insight into Kirk's purported "gay friends" and why oh why he thinks they are so unnatural and damning the entire country. Your daily dose of dumb-foolery, after the jump!
First of all, Kirk was just trying to "protect" us when he called us unnatural. Appearing on Fox & Friends, the Growing Pains star said:
"I don't change my feeling about the comments. What disheartens me (is that Piers Morgan took) "some answers, reduce[d] an important and personal and sensitive issue to a four-second sound bite and toss[ed] it into a community to start a political bonfire. [To] really upset people you're saying you're looking to protect...is disingenuous."
Then, in an interview with the Daily Beast, Kirk tells openly gay writer Ramin Setoodeh that he is not a homophobe (and teases those supposed "gay friends" he's been calling his own):
Ramin: I have to tell you, as a gay person, what you said was very hateful. I’m sure it was painful for a lot of people to see it on TV.
Kirk: That pains me in my heart to think that someone who is gay would think that I don’t love them and care about them. Like I told you with my buddy, there’s nothing you could do or say—you’re my friend and I care about you. But I’m a man of convictions. If you press me about how I feel about an issue, you’re going to see my convictions. My convictions run deep, as I’m sure yours do. What I love is to sit down and have conversations about our convictions without calling people names. I’m assuming you’re not a heterophobe. Neither am I a homophobe. We have different convictions on an issue, and we could learn from each other. I think that’s awesome. I think that’s healthy.
Kirk is just the latest in a long line of devout bigots hiding behind an interpretation of the Bible who say: I may be homophobic but I'm not a homophobe.