With 'Monumental' Kirk Cameron emerges as Christian activist
Kirk Cameron released a documentary in theatres on Friday titled "Monumental."
April 13th, 2012
05:02 PM ET

With 'Monumental' Kirk Cameron emerges as Christian activist

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN)– Kirk Cameron could have joined the ranks of former TV heartthrobs who rode off into the sunset, reappearing only for the occasional reunion show or career-reviving role in a TV drama. Think Ricky Schroder or Scott Baio.

But Cameron, known to millions of Americans as Mike Seaver on the hit ‘80s-era show “Growing Pains,” is carving out a new niche for himself, as an unlikely voice of politically conservative American evangelicals.

Cameron has a new documentary on the faith of America’s founders that arrives in theaters on Friday. He is neither a historian nor theologian, but the film, “Monumental,” shows him consumed with Christianity - and with rage over what he says has been the systematic removal of religion’s role from American history.

The film opens with Cameron sitting on an Adirondack chair in his backyard. Looking straight and silently into the camera, a voice-over of his own voice alerts viewers that the world around him is going to hell.

“There is something seriously sick in the soul of our country,” the voice-over says.

“Don’t worry about the fact the world is going to hell in a hand basket - just get out of the hand basket,” his friends tell him. But Cameron explains that he refuses to listen and instead sets out to make “Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure,” which investigates the debate over America’s soul.

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Over the last decade, Cameron has become the wholesome, boyish face of Christian cinema. He starred in “Left Behind,” the low-budget film based on the wildly popular Christian book series.

More recently, he played the lead role in “Fireproof,” a breakout film that shocked the Hollywood establishment when it debuted in the top 10 in its first week and wound up taking in an estimated $33 million. The film was made by Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, for just over $500,000.

Cameron was one of the only professional actors in the film; the rest were congregants from the church.

Along with such popular movies as Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” ”Fireproof” showed the potential for a new market in explicitly Christian films. In the last two years, crossover movies like “Soul Surfer” and “Courageous” have had parallel advertising campaigns targeting churches.

The movement has propelled Cameron back into the spotlight.

“Monumental” is Cameron’s baby. He is its executive producer and its star.

“When I survey the landscape and turn on the news, all signs are saying panic,” Cameron recently said.

“Instead of listening to everyone play the blame game … maybe the best place to look for solutions was to talk to the men and women who built this country 400 years ago and laid the foundations that resulted in a nation that has experienced more blessing and prosperity and strength than any other nation in the world,” he said.

“That launched me on this journey to retrace the Pilgrims and find the sacred sauce.”

In the film, Cameron retraces the Pilgrims’ steps from England to Holland to the New World. He talked to scholars and historians, digging in on the faith of the Founding Fathers.

What he found, he said, is a forgotten historical narrative not taught in schools.

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Those first principles, as Cameron sees them, are spelled out in a scene depicting a large stone monument near Massachusetts’ Plymouth Rock, the spot memorialized as the place the Pilgrims landed.

“Faith in God … produces character, character will produce courage, courage to face the challenges of the day,” Cameron says in the movie, riffing off the Pilgrims’ story.

Cameron teamed with NCM Fathom, a company that streams live events to movie theaters nationwide, like live performances of the Metropolitan Opera and boxing matches, to offer a sneak peek at the film a couple of weekends ago. That debut was emceed by Cameron, featured live performances by Christian bands and was beamed out live on more than 600 screens, grossing $1.23 million, according to NCM and Cameron's publicist.

Kirk Cameron stares at an inscription at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington.

The new documentary has faced criticism for its inclusion of self-taught evangelical Christian historian David Barton.

A favorite among evangelicals for his Christian-centric views of the Founding Fathers and his vast collection of historical documents, Barton is heavily featured in the film.

“The reason I went to go see David Barton is because he owns the largest collection of original source documents from the founding era that I can get my hands on and that you can go and see,” Cameron said.

“When you look at those documents it becomes incredibly clear there has been a lot of cherry picking of the evidence done to support a very particular worldview, and that’s the worldview our children are learning in school and it’s not the full and complete historical record because it doesn’t reflect the faith of our Founding Fathers,” the actor said.

In a version of the film made available for screening and in clips posted online, Barton shows Cameron the “Thompson Hot Press Bible,” which Barton said was printed in 1798 and was funded by 12 signers of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, including John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

“They wanted the word of God out to every family,” Barton says in the clip. “If these guys happen to be Christians it makes a lot of sense.”

Barton then picks up a small rare Bible known as the “Aitken Bible.” “The Bible of the Revolution was printed by the Congress of the United States. So Congress printed the first English Language version of the Bible,” Barton said. He goes on to say the Congress said, “This was a neat edition of the Bible for use in our schools.”

Warren Throckmorton, an associate professor of psychology at Grove City College, a private Christian school in Pennsylvania, has criticized Barton’s version of history and Cameron’s films.

About much of the history featured in the film, Throckmorton said, “That’s just not what happened.”

After seeing clips of the documentary, Throckmorton fact-checked some parts.

He said he found that the “Thompson Hot Press Bible” was not funded in total by 12 Founders. Instead, he said, the Bible was funded by a subscription base of 1,200 customers that included 12 Founding Fathers. “The printers funded that Bible, the Founders didn’t fund it. It was a business venture for them.”

As for the quote Barton attributed to Congress about putting the Bible in schools, it actually came from Robert Aitken’s petition to Congress. Aitken was a colonial printer. The Journals of Congress from 1782 shows Aitken completed the Bible on his own and sought the blessing of Congress.

The record shows a report from two congressional chaplains who examined the work, which they praised.

Congress passed a resolution to recommend “this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States and hereby authorize him to publish this recommendation in the manner he shall think proper.” That resolution did not mention it being put in schools.

“David Barton gets the facts wrong when it comes to these two Bibles,” Throckmorton said. “The facts of the case are stretched and embellished to create a narrative that is misleading.”

Cameron defended Barton’s work. “No one is more guilty of cherry picking evidence than those who bow to the god of political correctness, especially historians,” Cameron said. “Everyone is going to select the information that is important to their thesis. If you’re bent on being politically correct, it’s very easy to fall into that trap.”

Throckmorton noted that he and other critics of Barton’s work hail from Christian colleges and universities.

Early controversy surrounding Cameron's comments on social issues have given the film more media coverage than Cameron could have imagined for a small-budget documentary.

Appearing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight last month, Cameron fielded questions about abortion, gay marriage and what he would do if one of his six children came out to him as gay.

None of the topics appear in the film, but Cameron expressed views on same-sex marriage, abortion and homosexuality that are common among conservative evangelical Christians.

Cameron called homosexuality “unnatural,” adding, “I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."

His comments sparked outrage from gay rights groups like GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The group led a campaign to counter Cameron’s comments with other 1980s TV stars and evangelicals on the other side of the theological spectrum.

GLAAD spotlighted a bevy of celebrities who chided Cameron for his positions on homosexuality, including a tweet from Rosanne Barr, who suggested Cameron was “an accomplice to murder with his hate speech.”

Cameron said his support for traditional marriage is rooted in faith and thinks it should inform policy decisions: “You either believe marriage and human sexuality are sacred or you do not.”

Cameron jokingly described his faith as “high octane” but said he considers himself part of the evangelical Christian tradition. He said he goes to a small nondenominational community church near his home in California, though his publicist later clarified that he is not a member of the church, whose name he would not disclose because of privacy and security concerns.

Cameron said he was caught off guard by the controversy around his comments.

“It is my goal to love everyone. I hate no one,” he said. “Regardless of their race, religion, their proclivities, the desire of their heart and how they want to live their life and the decisions that they make. I can even respect people’s decisions and lifestyle choices just as I hope they have the courtesy to respect my decisions and my choices.”

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Belief • Christianity • Church and state • Religious liberty

soundoff (2,339 Responses)
  1. RexCraigo

    What a disgusting fool. Please do us all a favor and commit suicide Cameron.

    April 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  2. George Clifford

    Why should the public care what Kirk Cameron thinks about religion? He’s an actor, not a theologian or a historian. As the post demonstrates, the facts in the movie are wrong; the movie, a work of fiction, reflects ill-informed opinion rather than historical or scientific facts. People who worship at the idols of celebrities get what they deserve. His movie is also one more reason why reading the Bible is not for the uneducated (cf. http://blog.ethicalmusings.com/2012/02/read-bible-maybe-not.html and http://blog.ethicalmusings.com/2012/03/when-we-encourage-bible-reading.html).

    April 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  3. sybaris

    The funny thing is if KC had been born and raised in Saudi Arabia he would most likely be crusading for Islam

    April 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
  4. Flooby

    Please Krik disappear again for another 20 years.

    April 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
  5. Pipe-Dreamer

    Pipe-Dreamer's Revelations
    The "integration" principle does not make "integrity" resolutionary nor does it become a righteous and sole claiming of atheist wanna bes who know very much but despise things they do not cherish!
    April 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    Young and somewhat Faithless are the deniers who do embellish in their sins, the unleavened rights to scoff at and spit in the faces of those who "TRULY" do believe in an Afterlife! The names do all change yet the "game" remains ever the same! The dearly departed and deadened from Life's Faithfulness in God's Sons and Daughters wherein Christ Jesus is as their crowned King and our unwaivering Redeemer will forever in the humanists' wills be the saving graces of one's eternalness of Life unto death into Life upon death and ever onward thru the undulations of Time immemorial! Humaisms' of renditioned Godliness is being next to the Being we call our God!
    April 14, 2012 at 11:52 am
    I too can quote "Star Wars"! I do believe in the "Force" as coming from beings the Jedi called as being "midichlorians" which are beings that inhabit all of life's embodiments deeply upon the inside on a scale of such miniaturation we will never really set sight upon them! Such a Faith does not go against the Gospels' certaining verses that tend to embellish our bodies as being mere buildings wherein the Sons and Daughters of God are kempt or living out their Lives!
    April 14, 2012 at 11:32 am
    2 Timothy 2:15, Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
    TrueWordofGod wrote stating, "Don't diss Almighty God. People with real intellect, know there is a mighty, supernatural God who created the world, the universe and all its living creatures. One day all people will come to know that there is a loving and mighty God who demands your attention and worship. There is coming a time when it will be too late to take back stupid comments or your ignorance. This isn't ancient mythology, it's about a relationship with a real God. My prayer is people here would come to know almighty God and that he would capture their hearts."
    On April 14, 2012 at 11:16 am
    I was birthed by parents who never attended church while I was being raised. They, my parents were named Joseph and Mary. In thier lifetimes dad revealed to me that he believed in a supreme being but did not go so far to call such abeing as being God. I found my Faith upon God when I turned 33! In loving of Godly principalities I did nourish and revel in the Gospels yet in "rightly dividing the Word of Truth" I did find certain verses of scripture an undeniability and beyond mere christian's rationalisms and atheists cunnings! God was God and He is God and will forever be God, the only immortal Being, by God!
    April 14, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Many of you atheists seem to forget that God's Son Christ Jesus was sent to us in order to redeem all us humanists and give to us an abundancy of everlasting Life! Living eternally does not, I repeat, does not mean becoming immortal! It means one is to live and die and live and die according to God's King of His Sons and Daughters, Christ Jesus, our redeemer of living the Life in abundant measurements! Only fools do believe in immortalities and living forever on one dimensional plain of existence!
    April 14, 2012 at 11:00 am
    Just on the accounts of humanisms' history trees are ladled with the religious being ever so fearful of God's impending wrath should they investigate things does in no way or shape or formula make today's closeted christians alikened to their pruned branches being thown upon the dung heaps!
    April 14, 2012 at 10:30 am
    God has a long held tradition for all us humanists who do and whomever doesn't believe in Godly reconciliations! One part heads North while the other part heads South! We all do service the users and even the abusers of Godliness endeavorments. Love therefore, one's own rationales and keep safely tucked away one's simplest of Truths for fear of the dawdlers of bickering and condemnation! Their days are as but second-hand clothes to be handed down come their End of Life!
    April 14, 2012 at 9:46 am
    God the conceptualization was long before man became flesh and bones! For the concepts of Creation itself needed to be nourished! Easy are the deniers' ways but weighty are their yolks. Would any of us humanists truly give up your Life in order for all of mankind to be spared death's beds of sorrows and forlornments? The Love from God is not without His Wrath but the Love of Christ Jesus for all of Humanism is our redemptions' branches! Clamoring to throw pea-like pebbles and spit toward the very traditions of the Gospel Truth in salvations' benefisciaries is harmful to one's simplest ideologies and humane strengths!
    April 14, 2012 at 9:26 am
    1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, [ye are] God's building.

    Snoozie,,,, "freedom to work" you say? What about the freedom NOT to work? If one freely is unwilling to work then what are one's choices? I have deduced that "freedom to work" is but an outlandish and dastardly way to convince present day slaves to have choices as to which slave-master they hope to serve proudly or not.
    April 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm
    Catholocism is not worthy of even being considered a Christianizable religion for they hold back so much dough in their treasuries that one could with ease, feed many 3rd world countries for perhaps years if they were to "give up" their dough!
    April 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm
    Some, not many are child molesters. If one sees the clergy as a family would one not try to hide their family's dirty laundry from the neighbors? Because the clergy are devotionalists and dedicated to their Faith's inabilities to have sound reasoning skills does not make them all out to be evil sinners, but in harboring one's dirty laundry, the clergy needs to send it out to be cleansed, as in jail time.
    April 13, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    The religiously devoted are not "dumb", they are scared and they are not "ignorant", they need guidance to reconcile their lousy and immoral Life they have once led. They are scared and want to find reasons for changing their Life! God to them and myself is the answer to the many Acts and actions we all have done wrong in one's past. It isn't rocket science that one can learn to overcome their own rememberences if ills' wongdoings. They need a little push from people who are as a light and can be found a comforting flame of hope and inspiration to ever so slowly llead them to God and yes the King of all God's Sons and Daughters, our Redeemer Christ Jesus.
    April 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    Being of "pride" for getting or being laid is not for the faint of heart. In getting laid at such an early age in my or anyone's Life will eventually play in their Life's deck of cards and in dealing this deck one does ever come across the once were cards to ever be reminded of times' past. That's why I say and do regard myself as being but a lowly closeted Christian unworthy of being called a righteous man of 57 years and counting the days looking ever onward to my Life's End! If God and His Sons and yes, Daughters truly are a realism, then I will be given my justice accordingly for my deeds done here in this real of Celestial Cunning! If there is no God, then I will be none the wiser!
    April 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    It may one day be truth where the Mother of all Christendoms will bite the proverbial bullet! She will not, though go down without fighting and screaming and gouging the eyes out of many of her followers. Let's all get back to the basics. A horse to plough the fields with and a cow from which to husband with another's bull, some chickens and rabbits some pigs and goats. Ah for the good ol' days they will soon be a coming back! "Push the buttons you ingrates and let's get this show on the road again"!
    April 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    There is a time to hold onto and a time to let go of. There are times to remember and times to try and forget. Their are people who do scratch at and claw upon the words of others' faithed wordages. There are also people who stand by and listen and just plainly observe There are those who listen and observe justifiable people of pleasentries and others of ill will who might prey upon those who are unsheltered and in unleavened safe harborages. The young-in-heart's souls are spirited and weak in love knowledge and try unendingly searching the lands ever to seek loving from others away from their nest. Loving your children always is a test!
    April 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    One one wrote, "Religion offers the seductive simplicity of certainty, a temptation too strong for many to resist."
    April 13, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    The "trickery" of atheisms are their deluding others of weakened minds and fair gaminess in moments of despair. It is quite easy to see death as being one's end but such a death is of physical accords while the spiritual works of the Holy Ghost are an endless affair of God's whole-heartedness to give to beleivers another spirit-filled Life upon the inner-workings of the Micro-Chasms' unending places inwardly and not up in or even in the abovenss like many worshipper are led to beleive in their mind's eye. We are much more than a piece of flesh upon bones. We are of God and His whole families do live inside us! I Love in the joys of knowing God's few Truths He has let my mind's eyes see and I lay awake at nights ever dreamful of my next Life inside the kingdom Domain of God, the Heavens' Father and Creator of and of all Celestial manifestations! God's Will is ever to be done knowingly or unknwoingly for these are the choices one has. To believe or not to believe in God, the Father and His eons of Sons and Daughters and theirs and always on down the lines of each and every generation of His Godliness Kinds!
    April 13, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    Freedom? Is not Freedoms nothing more than laws meant to oblige one's tattering livelihoods? Who here can honestly say they are free? Do we not have obligations? Are we not obligated to work in order to gain sustanances for living? The curses of freedoms' laments weigh heavily upon those who gregariously plunder the needs of the many with undue justices! The poor of each and every nation or country find peace in their pittiful existence and their needs are few when compared to the needs of the most rich! "Give to the poor" is what the rich ever do deny and will never truly do! They are the true hypocrits of the Gospels!
    April 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    God was and is and ever will be just a God! Call God whatever one wills and God will never be changed! Throw all verbal excrements at God and God will never be moved! Love God even just a smidgen and God will open His Kingodms' Gates wide when your time comes to leave this world! Showing mercies to the weak in mind and poor in spirit and God will adorn you with much when your time here reaches its' end! To those who keep their treasuries in abundant measure know not God and God will not receive them when their time comes for to give all you have to the poor and the needy is where the rich in life's treasures will not so do and they will be crushed assunder and used as fodder for God's beasts!
    April 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    I was raised by parents who weren't one bit strict! My very early years are but blurs and I remember bits and pieces, fragmented by time they were. I have no bitterness towards my parents. They were very kind and I do so cherish the moments we had together. May God grant them both their heavens' rewards for being the most gentle of parents toward brother and I!
    April 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    April 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
    • sybaris

      Seek help immediately and remove all firearms from your home.

      April 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
    • Hoos


      April 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  6. zach

    Why is CNN giving this guy such a platform? He is irrelevant. Hey CNN, if you haven't noticed, your ratings are dropping big time and its because you are putting more and more of this infotainment crap on TV. Stop the foxification of the news!!!!! People want REAL news now, not this crap! Trust me!

    April 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
    • Ronin

      Except that if they put real news on the site, 90% of articles would be Muslims doing something stupid. And honestly, people really just don't care anymore.

      April 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
    • CT

      You're infotainment yourself and obviously aren't mature enough to handle the heat and talk about life so go sit your corner, suck your thumb and cwy wike uh witto baaaby.....until you get your way.

      April 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
    • zach

      Really, Ronin? You illustrate my point about infotainment news perfectly:) After years of exposure, you're now an uninformed zombie that cannot think for themselves. Enjoy hating people for no reason.

      April 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
    • zach

      CT... That made no sense. LOL

      April 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
  7. stevenkas

    God's zoo's got no boundary, this whatsyoumaycallit fitts right in it.

    April 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  8. rbsrs

    @Linden Pike – no, if all are made in God's image it should come as no surprise that there is good in all...but study after study show Christian's give more time and money they secularists.

    April 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
    • momoya


      April 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  9. pat carr

    there is something sick in the soul of america: fundamnentalist christianity. while other nations are finally dumping that pile of garbage, too many here still embrace it

    April 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
    • Mountain_bound

      Pat – I would agree that America's soul is sick at times. Why on Earth would you think Kirk Cameron and his beliefs are the cause? They are as benign and genuine as can be. Its a Left vs. Right thing if you are really offended by Christianity. In fact I would venture to say that the anti-God message is what is driving the American soul into the ground......and folks with the alias Pat Carr

      April 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
    • pat carr

      Benign and geniune...LMAO. Ah so people like me who don't delusionally believe in a sky daddy or push that belief down others throats are america's problems? You theists sure are a piece of work. Glad i left your horrible cult in 1999.

      April 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  10. educate yourselves

    It is obvious that Kirk really needs to come out of the closet- this face he puts on is so false, even a blind person can see what he is in denial of.....

    April 14, 2012 at 11:58 am |
    • saucyman

      never thought of that before.

      April 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
    • Mountain_bound

      Nothing about this person or the article would lead a sane person to believe he needs to come out of the closet because somehow he is gay.... That's a well worn cop out from the uneducated and blind.

      April 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  11. Linden Pike

    Don't mislabel Atheists, most of us LOVE God. In fact, we think he is the greatest literary chracter ever invented. We just don't follow him as if he is a real person anymore than we would start training for The Hunger Games.

    April 14, 2012 at 11:56 am |
    • krussell

      Careful, you can offend the Invisible Pink Unicorn by talking about her that way!

      April 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
    • TexasTexasTexas

      Lovely response. God, Harry Potter, Santa Claus. Good times.

      April 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  12. waitasec

    “Faith in God … produces character, character will produce courage, courage to face the challenges of the day,” Cameron says in the movie, riffing off the Pilgrims’ story...."

    interesting to note that religious faith isn't the only thing that produces character and courage...
    something called integrity does and what is also note worthy is, there are those who need to be told that (those like kirk)and others don't...

    April 14, 2012 at 11:56 am |
    • Pipe-Dreamer

      The "integration" principle does not make "integrity" resolutionary nor does it become a righteous and sole claiming of atheist wanna bes who know very much but despise things they do not cherish!

      April 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
    • Hoos

      Pipe, assuming you are christian you are just slightly more atheistic than me. iI just believe in one less god. Atheist wanna bes? Should we all call you a christian wanna be? Being some sort of christian does not make you morally superior in the slightest. It only makes you deluded enough to think you can commit some horrible acts and be forgiven.

      April 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
  13. The great PROGRESSIVE state of Alabama.

    Kirk is a Monumental d-bag

    April 14, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  14. Malavaina

    Why was he "Left Behind"?

    April 14, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  15. pockets

    It has come time for all the world to see that religion is a mental illness, and its time it has ended. Its as disease that has to be swept off the face of the earth, and its happening. Because there is no evidence whatsoever that a god exists, should be reason enough to not only question this nonsense but to simply ignore it. Society appears to be doing just that. While the middle eastern countries are still back ward in there approach to this illness, its going to take more time for them to comphrend what is going on. Its a charlatan's game they are playing, but thankfully its ending.

    April 14, 2012 at 11:55 am |
    • Ronin

      It is quite funny to me when Christian people simply dismiss Islam, when in reality they are both equally as silly. No good comes from worshipping a man as divine who lived 2 thousand years ago. It didn't work for the Mayans and it's eventually going to not work for everyone else.

      April 14, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  16. Linda

    I see lots of people who will be looking for itty bitty camels and great big needles!

    April 14, 2012 at 11:54 am |
    • dorothy

      Actually, the "eye of the needle" was one of the gates into Jerusalem. It was one of the smaller gates, but not an impossible one for a camel to get through.

      April 14, 2012 at 11:58 am |
    • pockets

      Have all bible's removed from hotel rooms. If your booking a room in a hotel, request that they remove the 'book' from the room your paying for. Tell them you do not want your family exposed to such nonsense literature.

      April 14, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  17. David Ouellette

    Note To Veronica: There has been a blind item in several show business columns, reporting that a certain actor(guess who?!) was out cruising for men during the glory days of his hit T.V. show – and that he is still looking for male pick-ups now. Then he goes home to his wife and pretends tha everything is just fine. Hmm...........

    April 14, 2012 at 11:53 am |
  18. mike

    This man really helps the atheist agenda, keep up the good work.

    April 14, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  19. Pipe-Dreamer

    Young and somewhat Faithless are the deniers who do embellish in their sins, the unleavened rights to scoff at and spit in the faces of those who "TRULY" do believe in an Afterlife! The names do all change yet the "game" remains ever the same! The dearly departed and deadened from Life's Faithfulness in God's Sons and Daughters wherein Christ Jesus is as their crowned King and our unwaivering Redeemer will forever in the humanists' wills be the saving graces of one's eternalness of Life unto death into Life upon death and ever onward thru the undulations of Time immemorial! Humaisms' of renditioned Godliness is being next to the Being we call our God!

    April 14, 2012 at 11:52 am |
    • mike

      seek mental help

      April 14, 2012 at 11:53 am |
  20. Joseph C.

    The only thing that has made a comeback is Kirk's mental illness. Please stop putting him in the spot light and giving him attention. This is the type of person who's beliefs are destructive, ignorant and harmful to society, that we have to protect our children from. Thank God Christianity is slowly dying...but society still needs to join together and fight this so future generations don't fall victim to this primitve, negative belief system.. His beliefs have nothing to do with God. He has no clue how his relgion was created...like all Christians.

    April 14, 2012 at 11:48 am |
    • MODU


      April 14, 2012 at 11:52 am |
    • Ronin

      You know, I think by now, telling Christian people they are delusional doesn't really convince them to change their views. They are a very stubborn people. It's hard to wash away years and years of brainwashing and peer pressure.

      What Christian people should be doing is asking simple questions like, "Why hasn't God helped all these millions of sick and injured people all these years?", "Why is there so much war", "Why hasn't God come back", or "Why did God only come down once in a billion years as a poor carpenter?"

      April 14, 2012 at 11:55 am |
    • pat carr

      well said Joseph

      April 14, 2012 at 11:59 am |
    • T-word

      "Thank God Christianity is slowly dying...but society still needs to join together and fight.." Really Joseph??? Tell me how to do this without God or "true" Christianity (Christ-like). Well...I'm waiting. So far the world has not been able to "join together" on their own.

      April 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
    • krussell

      Me thinks you underestimate what the human mind will do to compensate for insecurities, or protect itself from them.

      April 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
    • Joseph C.

      Ronin:......besides the fact that the Christian story is utterly ridiculous, Christians need to study Christian history and the creation of the Bible. Christians do not have any knowledge of how this primitive belief system began. It completely falls apart when put under any serious historical study.

      April 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
    • Joseph C.

      T-Word: Waiting for what? Your post didn't make any sense.

      April 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
    • Joseph C.

      krussel: Again...another post that made zero sense. Don't know what you are mumbling about.

      April 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
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