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Kirk Cameron defends views on gay marriage
March 7th, 2012
02:16 PM ET

Kirk Cameron defends views on gay marriage

By Breeanna Hare, CNN

(CNN)–Kirk Cameron lost at least one fan with his remarks about homosexuality and gay marriage last week, but the former "Growing Pains" actor is standing his ground.

He explains in a statement that he "spoke as honestly" as he could when asked about his views on "homosexuality, gay marriage and abortion" while being interviewed for his film, "Monumental," "but some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community."

Cameron continued, "That is not true. I can assuredly say that it's my life's mission to love all people."

On Friday, Cameron appeared on "Piers Morgan Tonight" to discuss his film, among other topics.

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When Piers Morgan asked the actor what he'd tell his kids regarding gay marriage, Cameron responded, "I'd tell my children what I believe myself...I believe that marriage was defined by God a long time ago. Marriage is almost as old as dirt and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part. I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage, and I don't think anyone else should, either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don't."

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  1. WillieLove

    America's Sin In Forgetting God

    March 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
    • Yo!

      No delusional people like you are a menace to this country because you spread hate, lies not founded on facts. Being gay is NOT a choice, it's NOT a mental illness and it CAN"T be voluntarily changed.

      March 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  2. WillieLove

    AMERICA'S greatest sin and the real cause of the present depression is forgetting God. That means failure to obey God, to listen to His Word, and to bring up our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Godlessness leads to disregard for law, corruption in politics, fraud in educational and state life, and hypocrisy in the Church.

    America has forgotten God! Its parents, youth and citizens as a whole – these have forgotten God. Even ministers, educators and church officials have forgotten God. True, millions of Christians have not yet forgotten God, but the whole tendency in state life, school life, commercial life, and even in religious circles, is to forget God.
    Though there are fifty million church members in the nation and many more Christians who are not church members, yet there are about seventy million outside the churches, living as if there were no God or hereafter.

    March 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
    • WillieLove

      thanks for reading....

      March 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • Yo!

      "AMERICA'S greatest sin and the real cause of the present depression is forgetting God"

      Well DUH...that's why there are gay churches, gay clergy, etc....wow have you've been proven WRONG again!

      March 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      And how exactly did you determine, without a doubt, that your God and not one of the countless others envisioned by man is the correct one? Better be sure you're correct....the other hells await...NOT. Plus if an afterlife does exist and people like you are examples of the company to be shared I'd rather not attend...thank you very much.

      March 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • WillieLove

      Thanks for reading...May God open your beautiful eyes to the truth. Have a great day.. Glad to have you reading and thinking. all I can do is plant a seed.

      March 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • Erik

      "May God open your beautiful eyes to the truth. Have a great day"

      The truth...

      Being gay is not a choice. I hate to burst any bubbles, but science, in fact, is actually not in dispute on this matter.

      All major medical professional organizations concur that sexual orientation is not a choice and cannot be changed, from gay to straight or otherwise. The American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, and European Psychological, Psychiatric, and Medical Associations all agree with this, as does the World Health Organization and the medical organizations of Japan, China, and most recently, Thailand. Furthermore, attempts to change one's sexual orientation can be psychologically damaging, and cause great inner turmoil and depression, especially for Christian gays and lesbians.

      Reparative therapy, also called conversion therapy or reorientation therapy, "counsels" LGBT persons to pray fervently and study Bible verses, often utilizing 12-step techniques that are used to treat sexual addictions or trauma. Such Christian councilors are pathologizing homosexuality, which is not a pathology but is a sexual orientation. Psychologically, that's very dangerous territory to tread on. All of the above-mentioned medical professional organizations, in addition to the American and European Counseling Associations, stand strongly opposed to any form of reparative therapy.

      In my home country, Norway, reparative therapy is officially considered to be ethical malpractice. But there are many countries that do not regulate the practice, and many others that remain largely silent and even passively supportive of it (such as the Philippines). Groups that operate such "therapy" in the Philippines are the Evangelical Bagong Pag-asa, and the Catholic Courage Philippines.

      The scientific evidence of the innateness of homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgenderism is overwhelming, and more peer-reviewed studies which bolster this fact are being added all the time. Science has long regarded sexual orientation – and that's all sexual orientations, including heterosexuality – as a phenotype. Simply put, a phenotype is an observable set of properties that varies among individuals and is deeply rooted in biology. For the scientific community, the role of genetics in sexuality is about as "disputable" as the role of evolution in biology.

      On the second point, that there is no conclusion that there is a "gay gene," they are right. No so-called gay gene has been found, and it's highly unlikely that one ever will. This is where conservative Christians and Muslims quickly say "See, I told you so! There's no gay gene, so being gay is a choice!"

      Take this interesting paragraph I found on an Evangelical website: "The attempt to prove that homosexuality is determined biologically has been dealt a knockout punch. An American Psychological Association publication includes an admission that there's no homosexual "gene" – meaning it's not likely that homosexuals are 'born that way.'"

      But that's not at all what it means, and it seems Evangelicals are plucking out stand-alone phrases from scientific reports and removing them from their context. This is known in academia as the fallacy of suppressed evidence. Interestingly, this is also what they have a habit of doing with verses from the Bible.

      This idea of sexuality being a choice is such a bizarre notion to me as a man of science. Many of these reparative "therapists" are basing this concept on a random Bible verse or two. When you hold those up against the mountain of scientific research that has been conducted, peer-reviewed, and then peer-reviewed again, it absolutely holds no water. A person's sexuality – whether heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual – is a very deep biological piece of who that person is as an individual.

      The fact that a so-called "gay gene" has not been discovered does not mean that homosexuality is not genetic in its causation. This is understandably something that can seem a bit strange to those who have not been educated in fields of science and advanced biology, and it is also why people who are not scientists ought not try to explain the processes in simple black-and-white terms. There is no gay gene, but there is also no "height gene" or "skin tone gene" or "left-handed gene." These, like sexuality, have a heritable aspect, but no one dominant gene is responsible for them.

      Many genes, working in sync, contribute to the phenotype and therefore do have a role in sexual orientation. In many animal model systems, for example, the precise genes involved in sexual partner selection have been identified, and their neuro-biochemical pathways have been worked out in great detail. A great number of these mechanisms have been preserved evolutionarily in humans, just as they are for every other behavioral trait we know (including heterosexuality).

      Furthermore, there are many biologic traits which are not specifically genetic but are biologic nonetheless. These traits are rooted in hormonal influences, contributed especially during the early stages of fetal development. This too is indisputable and based on extensive peer-reviewed research the world over. Such prenatal hormonal influences are not genetic per se, but are inborn, natural, and biologic nevertheless.

      Having said that, in the realm of legal rights, partnership rights, and anti-discrimination protections, the gay gene vs. choice debate is actually quite irrelevant. Whether or not something is a choice is not a suitable criterion for whether someone should have equal rights and protections. Religion is indisputably a choice, but that fact is a not a valid argument for discriminating against a particular religion.

      This is not an issue in dispute. According to modern science: baby, you were born this way.

      March 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  3. WillieLove

    America's History Has Been Phenomenal

    March 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
    • Yo!

      "America's History Has Been Phenomenal"

      Thanks for showing the world you're clueless.

      March 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      Yup...phenomenal hatred. Salem...Prohibition....slavery....all good Christian values...lol

      March 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  4. WillieLove

    From the first there were many immigrants coming to America seeking religious liberty. In godly worship they settled our eastern shores, then moved westward, until they settled almost three million square miles of territory. They built cities, made marvelous inventions, improved everything possible, and now support approximately 124,000,000! For 157 years, God has been the God of this nation, piloting us safely through the pioneer periods, the five wars for freedom of oppressed peoples; and as a culmination, the people following the recent period of prosperity, have turned largely away from God! Then came the events which brought a general depression!

    March 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • Yo!

      "From the first there were many immigrants coming to America seeking religious liberty."

      Yeah, it's why we have separation of church and state because delusional people like you are a menace to society. All you are doing is spreading hate and bigotry towards a minority group – that is NOT American!

      March 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  5. WillieLove

    How Does America Forget God?

    March 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • Yo!

      Cause it doesn't exist idiot.

      March 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      It's more like ignore the silliness. You have to swallow an awful big pile of ridiculous crap to believe in the Bible. I for one am not that gullible.

      March 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  6. WillieLove

    By largely banishing the Bible from schools and by misinterpreting it in universities, criticizing it in theological seminaries and colleges, and scoffing at it among the infidels and atheists of the nation. False cults numbering nearly ten million are sweeping the land with propaganda of denial, deceit and devilish doctrines. Atheists, modernists and communists have formed a deadly alliance against God, Christ, the Church, and the Bible. "But he that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh, the Lord shalt have them in derision."
    Pleasure, newspapers, magazines, business and society have largely taken the pre-eminent place that God and Christian living ought to take. Crime gets the eye, not Christ! Society not salvation, business and not betterment of souls, money and not missions, earth and not Heaven is foremost in thinking. True, there are a few million Christians in America who still adore, worship and serve Him; but they are like salt in a rotting nation.

    March 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • Yo!

      Please keep this negativity up the more delusional and negative you are the more people will run in the other direction. You are nothing like the example your Christ set.

      March 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  7. WillieLove

    Judgment Is Coming

    March 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
    • Yo!

      No it's not.

      March 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  8. WillieLove

    Ancient Babylon, Greece, Rome, Medo-Persia, Assyria, and other empires all forgot God, and have been ruined and forgotten; but only until the judgment!
    Oh, citizens of America! Will you ever learn a lesson from past history, from experienced adversity, from former judgments on the nations, that forgetting God does not pay? Can the professing Church of today continue to exist if she joins the world, praises the communists and denies God's divine rulership?
    Macaulay, the English historian, writing nearly one hundred years ago, said of America, "She will be pillaged and looted in the twentieth century by vandals, and forces within her will cause her destruction." Indications prove him to be right, and unless something can be done by godly people to stem the tide of lawlessness, communism, modernism and immorality, she will go the way of the ancient nations. Will Christians, will governmental leaders, will its citizens awaken in time or too late?

    March 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
    • Yo!

      "She will be pillaged and looted in the twentieth century by vandals, and forces within her will cause her destruction.""

      Yeah all those greed christian wall street boys will do that.

      March 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
    • WillieLove

      but are they really christians?

      March 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • Yo!

      "but are they really christians?"

      You certainly are NOT!

      March 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  9. WillieLove

    What Will Cause America to Return to God?

    March 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
    • Yo!

      Nothing will because your god doesn't not exist. What will make American great is when everyone has EQUAL civil rights and delusional people are put in the nut house.

      March 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • WillieLove

      That is what you chose to believe my friend....between you and God.

      March 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  10. WillieLove

    Only a nation-wide revival of Christian teaching, the preaching of a crucified Christ, the return to the Bible, banishing communism, deposing false cult-teachings, baring worldly and sinful amusements, and all dangerous teachings in our public schools. God must find His rightful place in human hearts, the family altars must be restored, and the Church must cease pandering to worldly aspirations.

    March 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
  11. WillieLove

    The prodigal son "came to himself," and America must come to herself. God's voice calls upon her to repent, confess her sins and return to the God of love and life. Mercy pleads with justice, grace pleads against judgment, truth opposes falsity, and wisdom foresees coming disaster, unless there is a change through national revival.

    March 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
  12. WillieLove

    May God's faithful ones keep crying to God for a revival and "give him no rest" until He hear from Heaven with a mighty power as of old. Let us pay unceasingly, "Wilt thou not revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee?" (Ps. 85:6)

    March 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • Yo!

      Being gay is NOT a sin moron, only prejudice delusional people read that into the scriptures.

      March 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  13. Tina

    I heard nothing wrong with what Kirk said. He handled himself very well and calmly enough while being bated. I heard nothing hateful but I did hear honesty and the way a Christian should, in love. I will stand up for his right to answer those questions presented to him in all honesty and not lie. When Kirk says he makes it a mission to love all people, I believe him. I've never seen or heard anything otherwise from him.

    March 18, 2012 at 12:12 am |
    • Yo!

      "I will stand up for his right to answer those questions presented to him in all honesty and not lie. "

      I am sure those that belong to the K K K feel the same way. Prejudice people always support those that support their own prejudice, time to wake up.

      March 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  14. WillieLove

    Gay is choice. it's a sin against God the creator. Jesus Loves you....the bible tells you so.....Wants all people to come to him and trust him. dont get mad at the voice but get mad at God. It's his Words not man's....Man has tried to translate the Word but man tried to puts his thoughts in it to please himself. you Let the bible study you. We are all sinners, sin is sin. Ever person come short of the glory of God. Sodomite is a choice and not in the DNA. It's a lie from hell. Satan has you confused, and you are in his snare. Ask God to show you the truth. he loves you no matter what, you ask why he lets things happen, man has a free will. Read the whole bible not just what you want to read.

    March 17, 2012 at 3:02 am |
    • Yo!

      "Gay is choice."

      LOL! Yo moron it's not a choice the fact you started with that line is hysterical because the experts have proven you WRONG!

      "Man has tried to translate the Word but man tried to puts his thoughts in it to please himself."

      Again you're clueless because it was a scribe that added the word homosexual to the bible. If you look at the original greek it actually was condemning male prostitution. There is nothing in your bible that condemns a gay person as we know and understand it TODAY! That's the point....in order to get the true meaning of what was written you HAVE to put it into historical context – that part of reading comprehension 101.

      Only prejudice people interpret the scriptures the way you do. What's hysterical is you probably don't condemn the adulterers, greedy, gluttonous people in your community or deny them their civil rights. It's narrow minded idiots like you that just continue to fuel the hatred towards this minority group and your opinion isn't based on REAL facts.

      March 17, 2012 at 10:17 am |
    • WillieLove

      No...you are wrong. This is proven by the nonbelievers. I Gay individual tried to claim he found a Gene in the DNA but lied. they came down on him for lying and he was caught. But you take this issue to God and Ask with a pure heart and honesty. Try it my friend. Take it up with God and read your Bible which is The Word of God. God bless you and may he open your eyes.

      March 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
    • WillieLove

      How do you know the people who translated the bible are sick and liars? Trying to change the bible to fit their beliefs. Like I said, SIn is Sin. the bible is a compass for everyones' life and it's a choice. You are either on God's side or our are not. You follow your heart or you follow god. Jesus said, "every word shall not be destroy"...it will always be with us. You either trust God or you don't . I think you need to reread the Bible and study the context...you are right but you are only reading what you want to read. Let the bible study you. God created Adam and eve....first thing he created was ????? I will wait for your answer. Now, it's God or man...Who will you follow? have you gave your life to Christ? Or have you gave your like to human thought?

      March 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      Sin is a fabrication. So is God, Jesus and most everything written in the Bible. You are trapped in your bigotry by the very words you hold dear. Being Gay isn't a choice anymore than being black is. But they made for good slaves according to your ridiculous doctrine.

      March 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  15. Chad

    Kirk, you did very, very well. You were respectful and handled yourself well despite the baiting from Morgan.

    Well done!

    March 17, 2012 at 12:06 am |
  16. Meathead (of the Word)

    Hey Yo...

    You've really mastered the art of "wresting the scriptures" huh?? Keep twisting til it fits. Good luck with that. NOT.

    March 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
    • Yo!

      "Keep twisting til it fits. Good luck with that. NOT."

      Yo moron I am quoting expert theologians and I am quoting major organization research. DUH!

      March 17, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  17. Meathead (of the Word)

    "Being gay is not a choice".... since about what, 1999?

    March 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      @Meathead

      So you're logic is that it can't be a choice because it was proposed as a biological thing before?

      March 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
    • Yo!

      "since about what, 1999?"

      The fact you don't know why shows you're clueless about what you are talking about. They proved that everything that was written about gays up to that point were done by prejudice and bias people! DUH! Yes...that includes your bible too.

      March 17, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  18. Linda

    First of all I am a Christian and believe the Holy Bible is the inspired word of God written by man. The fact that I believe that Jesus was the son of God who came to earth for one sole purpose and that is to die on the cross for my sins so that I may have the eternal life after I die, then I have peace within my heart. That is all that matters to me personally. All that needs to be asked of any one of us, do you know, without a doubt, where you will spend eternity after you die? If it matters to you, and you want to know the truth about this subject or anything else then find these answers for yourself from the Words that were left behind for us to live our lives by. God will be the ultimate judge for everyone of us. We are all given the choice to either believe or not to believe. This truth has been since Adam and Eve, so those choices are left to each individual person to decide for themselves. Whether you choose to be gay or straight, those choices are yours also. Again, there will be only one judge in the end and the choices we make while we are alive will be recond with at that time. I personnally admire that Kirk Cameron has made the choice in his life to share his faith with the world. If you will read up on his bio, he was raised as atheist, so what he believes now is something he has found to be the truth and continues to seek these truths. That is what God wants from us, to seek the truth. Mr. Cameron does not push his faith on anyone other than proclaiming God's truths and allowing others to make the choices for themselves. Christianity is a faith that is shared personally between us and God through Jesus Christ and not man made or given.

    March 15, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
    • Erik

      "Whether you choose to be gay or straight, those choices are yours also."

      Being gay is not a choice. I hate to burst any bubbles, but science, in fact, is actually not in dispute on this matter.

      All major medical professional organizations concur that sexual orientation is not a choice and cannot be changed, from gay to straight or otherwise. The American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, and European Psychological, Psychiatric, and Medical Associations all agree with this, as does the World Health Organization and the medical organizations of Japan, China, and most recently, Thailand. Furthermore, attempts to change one's sexual orientation can be psychologically damaging, and cause great inner turmoil and depression, especially for Christian gays and lesbians.

      Reparative therapy, also called conversion therapy or reorientation therapy, "counsels" LGBT persons to pray fervently and study Bible verses, often utilizing 12-step techniques that are used to treat sexual addictions or trauma. Such Christian councilors are pathologizing homosexuality, which is not a pathology but is a sexual orientation. Psychologically, that's very dangerous territory to tread on. All of the above-mentioned medical professional organizations, in addition to the American and European Counseling Associations, stand strongly opposed to any form of reparative therapy.

      In my home country, Norway, reparative therapy is officially considered to be ethical malpractice. But there are many countries that do not regulate the practice, and many others that remain largely silent and even passively supportive of it (such as the Philippines). Groups that operate such "therapy" in the Philippines are the Evangelical Bagong Pag-asa, and the Catholic Courage Philippines.

      The scientific evidence of the innateness of homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgenderism is overwhelming, and more peer-reviewed studies which bolster this fact are being added all the time. Science has long regarded sexual orientation – and that's all sexual orientations, including heterosexuality – as a phenotype. Simply put, a phenotype is an observable set of properties that varies among individuals and is deeply rooted in biology. For the scientific community, the role of genetics in sexuality is about as "disputable" as the role of evolution in biology.

      On the second point, that there is no conclusion that there is a "gay gene," they are right. No so-called gay gene has been found, and it's highly unlikely that one ever will. This is where conservative Christians and Muslims quickly say "See, I told you so! There's no gay gene, so being gay is a choice!"

      Take this interesting paragraph I found on an Evangelical website: "The attempt to prove that homosexuality is determined biologically has been dealt a knockout punch. An American Psychological Association publication includes an admission that there's no homosexual "gene" – meaning it's not likely that homosexuals are 'born that way.'"

      But that's not at all what it means, and it seems Evangelicals are plucking out stand-alone phrases from scientific reports and removing them from their context. This is known in academia as the fallacy of suppressed evidence. Interestingly, this is also what they have a habit of doing with verses from the Bible.

      This idea of sexuality being a choice is such a bizarre notion to me as a man of science. Many of these reparative "therapists" are basing this concept on a random Bible verse or two. When you hold those up against the mountain of scientific research that has been conducted, peer-reviewed, and then peer-reviewed again, it absolutely holds no water. A person's sexuality – whether heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual – is a very deep biological piece of who that person is as an individual.

      The fact that a so-called "gay gene" has not been discovered does not mean that homosexuality is not genetic in its causation. This is understandably something that can seem a bit strange to those who have not been educated in fields of science and advanced biology, and it is also why people who are not scientists ought not try to explain the processes in simple black-and-white terms. There is no gay gene, but there is also no "height gene" or "skin tone gene" or "left-handed gene." These, like sexuality, have a heritable aspect, but no one dominant gene is responsible for them.

      Many genes, working in sync, contribute to the phenotype and therefore do have a role in sexual orientation. In many animal model systems, for example, the precise genes involved in sexual partner selection have been identified, and their neuro-biochemical pathways have been worked out in great detail. A great number of these mechanisms have been preserved evolutionarily in humans, just as they are for every other behavioral trait we know (including heterosexuality).

      Furthermore, there are many biologic traits which are not specifically genetic but are biologic nonetheless. These traits are rooted in hormonal influences, contributed especially during the early stages of fetal development. This too is indisputable and based on extensive peer-reviewed research the world over. Such prenatal hormonal influences are not genetic per se, but are inborn, natural, and biologic nevertheless.

      Having said that, in the realm of legal rights, partnership rights, and anti-discrimination protections, the gay gene vs. choice debate is actually quite irrelevant. Whether or not something is a choice is not a suitable criterion for whether someone should have equal rights and protections. Religion is indisputably a choice, but that fact is a not a valid argument for discriminating against a particular religion.

      This is not an issue in dispute. According to modern science: baby, you were born this way.

      March 16, 2012 at 10:37 am |
    • Yo!

      "I personnally admire that Kirk Cameron has made the choice in his life to share his faith with the world. If you will read up on his bio, he was raised as atheist, so what he believes now is something he has found to be the truth and continues to seek these truths. That is what God wants from us, to seek the truth. Mr. Cameron does not push his faith on anyone other than proclaiming God's truths and allowing others to make the choices for themselves"

      That's because he agrees with your personal prejudice view point. There are churches, pastors, nuns, rabbi's etc that totally disagree with your viewpoint and have stated that being gay was we know and understand it today is NOT a sin. Only prejudice people read the scriptures the way you are interpreting them, let's guess you were too lazy to pick up a history book to learn the real context of those snippets of text you are using to condemn gays.

      March 16, 2012 at 10:41 am |
    • WillieLove

      AGain, these pastor, nuns and everyone else....afraid to stand up for the Bible. it's a choice to follow God or not. That is up to you. Either be God's voice and stand up for truth or you don't. When you pass and meet your maker remember this conversation and you can never say to God that you were not told the truth. Give your life to Jesus. remember when Jesus said to his followers the world will hate because of my name?

      March 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
    • Yo!

      "She will be pillaged and looted in the twentieth century by vandals, and forces within her will cause her destruction.""

      NO idiot they are standing up for the TRUTH that people are born gay! Only prejudice bigots spew your garbage.

      March 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  19. sam stone

    If you cannot, at least enjoy your bigotry. And, reflect on whether Jeebus would be happy with it.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  20. amanda mccoy

    I HAVE READ MY BIBLE AND KNOW WHAT IT SAYS, BEING GAY IS A SIN, THATS IT. IF YOU DONT WANT TO ACCEPT IT THATS BETWEEN YOU AND GOD. ITS ALSO FUNNY THAT A LOT OF GAY PEOPLE SAY CHRISTIANS ARE HATEFUL AND INTOLARANT BUT ITS FUNNY HOW WE TEND TO GET ATTACKED THE MOST. I'M NOT TALKIN ABOUT THE HORRIBLE PEOPLE WHO KILL OR HERT OR HARRASS PEOPLE FOR BEING GAY, BECAUSE A REAL CHRISTIAN WOULD NEVER DO THAT AND IF SOMEONE DOES THAT AND SAYS THEY ARE A CHRISTIAN THEY WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO GOD FOR IT TOO. BUT REAL CHRISTIANS ARE LOVING AND DO AS GOD ASKS. NOW I DID NOT SAY ANYTHING AGAINST ANYONE BUT STATED THAT I DO THINK GAY CHURCH IS A JOKE. GOING IS NOT GOING TO GET YOU INTO HEVAN WHEN YOUR SINING AND NOT SORRY. I ALSO SAID I LOVE EVERYONE AND I DO, I DONT HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU TO LOVE YOU. NOW THE PERSON WHO RESPONDED TO ME WAS RUDE AND PRETTY MUCH SAID I'M STUPID. IF YOU ARE A GAY PERSON PEOPLE LIKE THAT ARE MAKING YOU LOOK LIKE THE HATEFUL AND INTOLARENT ONES. SO I GUESS NO CHRISTIAN CAN HAVE AN OPPION WITHOUT HATE. IM NOT SORRY FOR WHAT I SAID BECAUSE I DO FOLLOW GODS WORD. AND IF I DIDENT LOVE EVERYONE I WOULDENT BOTHER TRYING TO HELP KEEP PEOPLE FROM GOING TO HELL .
    AGAIN GODBLESS YOU ALL AND I WISH EVERONE THE BEST.

    March 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
    • Nicole

      Christians do not get attacked the most by a long shot. You know why Christians have that reputation? Look at history and hate groups today, most of them follow the christian faith. You are one of the few religions with missionaries who go around pushing your religion on others (you call it "saving" them). And you are telling people they are going to hell? You are sinning right there, hon. You aren't the one who passes judgement.

      "NOW THE PERSON WHO RESPONDED TO ME WAS RUDE AND PRETTY MUCH SAID I'M STUPID"
      It wasn't me, but I can see why this would be said. Stop typing in all caps and proof read. Your post can't even be taken seriously. You misspell such common words and look completely uneducated.

      March 13, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
    • sam stone

      "BEING GAY IS A SIN"

      "A LOT OF GAY PEOPLE SAY CHRISTIANS ARE HATEFUL AND INTOLARANT"

      Right, saying what someone IS rather than what they DO is "sinful" is what, the sign of a tolerant person?

      " BUT ITS FUNNY HOW WE TEND TO GET ATTACKED THE MOST"

      Really? Do you read these boards when a story about Islam pops up?

      Seems you are a bit paranoid, Amanda

      March 14, 2012 at 11:18 am |
    • sam stone

      Also, amanda, your grammar and spelling diminish your message and make you sound like a trailer trash princess

      March 14, 2012 at 11:21 am |
    • sam stone

      amanda...you follow the edited, translated words of iron age sheep boinkers, not god.

      March 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
    • sam stone

      i hope that your reading comprehension skills are better than your writing skills. still, i bet you are looking forward to being on your knees in front of Jeebus for eternity. take kneepads and breath mints

      March 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
    • Yo!

      “I HAVE READ MY BIBLE AND KNOW WHAT IT SAYS, BEING GAY IS A SIN”

      No, it’s not – only a prejudice mind reads it that way. What the bible condemns is male prostitution and pagan worship of a false god. Part of reading comprehension 101 is putting the scriptures into historical context. As long as a gay person believes in your god, marries their partner before said god then they do not sin. Now, be careful before flying off the handle and go back read the complete chapter in which the snippets you are using against gays, we don’t want you taking it out of context…again.

      “I ALSO SAID I LOVE EVERYONE AND I DO, I DONT HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU TO LOVE YOU.”

      Then get off your high horse and allow these people their basic civil rights, otherwise you don’t love the way you are claiming!

      “SO I GUESS NO CHRISTIAN CAN HAVE AN OPPION WITHOUT HATE”

      No, you are just making excuses in your mind to justify your prejudice mind.

      March 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
    • sam stone

      “I HAVE READ MY BIBLE AND KNOW WHAT IT SAYS, BEING GAY IS A SIN”

      For the time being, assume that is correct. Do we deny people civil rights because of their being sinners? Do you have your civil rights denied because YOU are a sinner? Come on, amanda, speak up, use your brain (such as it is). Why should we deny people their rights?

      March 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
    • Snoopy

      this is about Cameron. if you know him you would know his view. pierce knew before what he'd say. Cameron is now being bullied,put down,screamed at. i feel bad for him

      March 14, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
    • Snoopy

      amanda why would you go to the bible to figure out if being gay is a sin. your view of gay people has nothing to do with being christian. i had a gay uncle. i think he was a good person. anyways use the important messages of the bible. and it annoys me people go to the bible about gay issues. i think we all deserve an opinion.

      March 14, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
    • WillieLove

      Pray for you gay uncle because he's living a lie and satan has him where he wants him. A good person comes short of the glory of God. Jesus is the Way, Truth, and Life. No other way to heaven. it's a spiritual battle and the world is getting worse by the day. get right with God.

      March 17, 2012 at 3:05 am |
    • Yo!

      "Pray for you gay uncle because he's living a lie and satan has him where he wants him."

      Why don't you look at your own black heart full of hate and prejudice. By the way your bible tells you not to pass judgment so you'll be the one in hell, not the gay uncle.

      March 17, 2012 at 10:23 am |
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