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.