Kirk Cameron sat for an interview with Ann Curry this morning. Currry asked him to comment on the firestorm that followed his recent comments about homosexuality during an interview with Piers Morgan. You can watch Cameron’s full response above, but this part stuck out to me:
I was surprised, frankly, that people were surprised by the things that I’ve said. I have been consistent for 15 years as a Christian. I’m a Bible-believing Christian. What I would have thought was more newsworthy is if I had said something that contradicted the word of God, if I had contradicted my faith.
Cameron is on to something here. Our culture is not threatened by those who abandon the Christian faith, but by those who uphold it. It is not newsworthy that liberal mainline churches have abandoned Christianity’s 2,000-year-old sexual ethic or that Roman Catholic politicians routinely take stands that contradict their church’s teaching. What is newsworthy is that there are still some Christians who will not change their beliefs in order to accommodate the ever-shifting sexual mores of the prevailing culture.
It’s not Christianity that has changed. Our culture’s tolerance of it certainly has.
I have really been impressed with Cameron through all of this. In spite of being unfairly tarred and feathered as a hateful bigot, he somehow keeps coming back with a smile and a gracious word. Good for him.
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I’m really thankful for his faithfulness on this issue and hope he’ll continue to remain strong, as he has.
Works fine now! Thanks.
It’s curious to me that she asked, “Why do you keep saying these things?” Perhaps it’s because people keep asking the question. Piers asked the same question to Mark Driscoll and then tried to bully him into the same corner he did Kirk. And that is tolerance?
As long as they keep asking the question to Christians, they should continue receiving the same answer whether they like it or not.
First: don’t know how I’d do in his shoes.
Second: hope I wouldn’t be so defensive. I’d have commended a graciously on-offense approach.
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due.
…..Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity; wisperers,
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding,….” Rom. 2:26-31
I wonder if Kirk would have read the Word from this portion of the holy Writ, if that would have shown forth to the interview, and those watching, what the truth is?
I have had a brother die from AIDS. Sin is wicked. And some sin is even more wicked; in this life. All sin is wicked, and is under God’s holy wrath and hatred. But for two men to hold hands in “marriage”, (which is impossible BTW), is very tame compared to what they will be doing.
“But God…..” Eph. 2:4
Thanks for the good post. Lord bless Kirk, and fill him with Your Spirit and boldness and compassion in humility. Amen.