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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. In Search of America's National Treasure

    Monumental is a fantastic movie!

    Thanks Kirk for the fabulous job. You shine through once again!!

    April 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
    • Desmonde Thhhu Thhhu

      We know what kind of a job he did for you. How much wax did he use to make it shine, then?

      April 15, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
  2. Welled

    Delusional isn't nessearly crazy. You'll swear up and down all this God stuff works when it dosen't. You will swear up and down he feeds you he dosen't. Stuff actually grows on the earth its called food. You can grow it. If you don't have any you probably went to work for someone exchange labor for food vis a vie cash and they left you holding the bag again. I'm sure God dosen't care if you not smart enough to grow food. I fairly basic. Most people in this society aren't bright enough to do it however cause well only nazis grow food now. Tornado's mysteriously happen where food is grown and no where else. Keep laboring in your masters fields. One day when you look back and your ankles don't work so well and you still owe in some way or another or are grateful for you bag of dog food. Think about what I just said.

    April 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  3. Steve

    He was a tool on TV and is a tool in real life. I wish he had the good sense to fade off into obscurity like other child actors.

    April 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      or mysteriously disappear.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • Alice

      Child actors are known to slip into drug use and outrageous behavior. Kirk's drug of choice just happens to be religion.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  4. 1word

    Heaven or Hell, that's basically what it's going to come down too. You can call us crazy all you want, but God knows who is his. All I can say to you guys is, seek the truth. Instead of discrediting the truth seek it to seek if it's the truth or not.

    April 14, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • 1word

      Seek the truth to determine if it's the truth or not. It's your choice. Heaven or Hell.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      No, basically it comes down to god or no god for without god there would be no heaven or hell. So...prove there is a god and then you will basically have your heaven or hell, moron.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
    • Lilith

      How do you know God knows who he is?
      Also, thanks for the open invite to call you crazy, but I don't feel religious belief can be diagnosed as crazy since it is a choice.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      I will gladly call you delusional because if the glove fits you can't acquit.

      delusion |diˈlo͞oZHən|
      noun
      an idiosyncratic belief or impression that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality or rational argument, typically a symptom of mental disorder: the delusion of being watched.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • Cq

      Sought the truth and you're not it.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      1word says: Worship a being who loves you or he'll roast you on a spit.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
    • 1word

      Voice of Reason
      God Bless your heart. I will have Mercy and not Sacrifice. I pray that you and the rest of these unbelievers are brought to the light. Everyday you wake up you can thank God for not losing patience with you. LOL

      April 14, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
    • sam stone

      1word....slave

      April 14, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
    • sam stone

      1word.....your god is an impotent punk, and your empty proxy threats are laughable.

      April 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
    • 1word

      sam stone
      Yes I am a servant of the Lord thy God. I worship him daily and I am not ashamed to say HE'S MY GOD! You on the other hand will eventually find out the truth but it will be too late. You can only prove it to yourself.

      April 14, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
    • PSALM 14:1

      @ 1word
      A M E N!

      April 14, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
  5. Johnny Smooth

    Matt, do you think that, if life evolves, that this means that there should be an intermediate species between crocodile and duck that is half crocodile and half duck? If you knew anything about evolution, you'd know that Kirk's "crocoduck" claims only spring from his ignorance.

    April 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Johnny, there's a bridge over in Brooklyn that the writers of evolution could have sold you because you'd believe any lie that your teachers could give you an A for apple polishing.

      April 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
  6. Captaincaustic

    I have no problem with religlion, but I do have a problem with those who choose to be willfully ignorant about the real world, making it their mission to spread that ignorance around. It would appear that they have found yet another champion for their misguided cause.

    April 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  7. Lilith

    OK simple question ..
    Why believe in a God(s)?

    April 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      You will never get a reasonable answer from these types.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
    • Lilith

      I agree Voice, I just wanted to give them a completely open chance to answer without loading the question. I am genuinely curious how they would answer something so simple.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • canuc

      In every society in history there has always been the search, whether legal or illegal, for the spiritual. Perhaps that reaching or searching could be said to point out that people have a deep sense that there is something out there greater than them or the world or the universe.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      I have tried numerous of times and there is really no interest in attempting to answer the question. I guess they go "hhhhmmmmm", why does there have to be a god anyway?

      April 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
    • Lilith

      canuc, nicely done & I agree the search is always there .. but this sense does not make it real any more than an emotion is real. I personally believe that religious belief is a side effect of our ability for abstract thought. We create an answer to that which we don't yet have an answer. That explains to me why religions are so similar but never the same.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • Cq

      canuc
      We may be hardwired to believe in the spiritual, but that doesn't mean that the spiritual actually exists. It may be like the optical illusion below where we "see" dark spots where none exist.

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6uc72-jKBU&w=640&h=360]

      April 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
    • Cq

      Lilith
      Yes, like a child being frightened by some strange sound they hear at night. If their parent doesn't actually know what the sound is they are apt to invent an answer in order to reassure them, right? It's the same kind of superst.itious thinking that led people to burn witches and think that you could sail off the edge of the world.

      April 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  8. 1word

    Pipe-Dreamer
    Awesome scriptures. You Reap what you Sow. If the Word consumes you, God called you to preach.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      nope, sorry, you have that wrong...if someone is hearing voices, it is typically considered schizophrenia and is usually not a good thing unless controlled by anti-psychotic meds

      April 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  9. OC AL

    The guy was asked to give an interview. Why isn't anyone spewing the anti-cnn hate for calling Cameron to talk about what he is doing? The guy is a Christian, what gives? He has his point of view just like we all have a point of view. There isn't just the left and there isn't just a right. There is both. Grow up. Cameron is a man who stands up for what he believes, lives according to a worldview that preaches love and on top of it you won't hear about him cheating on his wife, abusing drugs and alcohol, or using his fame like the lohan's, hiltons, kardashians, and so on. He doesn't hate like Gibson, his message is basic.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      I can tell your grey matter is not fully functional.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • OC AL

      Your right. Great grey matter comment. BA from a top 25 university, JD from a top 100 university. That should put you at MIT with a thesis on how synapsis fire.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      Synapses (also called syndesis)

      April 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • Webster

      OC AL

      "BA from a top 25 university, JD from a top 100 university."... and you say, "YOUR right." ?! Don't name your alma maters - they would be mortified.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      *snerk*

      April 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  10. HEM

    The "Croc-o-duck!" Where – is – the "Croc-o-duck?!?"
    How can you talk about this guy or write an article about him without even MENTIONING – – – The "Croc-o-duck!!!!"
    Bring me the head of Kirk Cameron in the mouth of the "Croc-o-duck!!!!"

    April 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
    • Lilith

      OK, that sounds interestingly funny, where did that crock-o-duck reference come from?

      April 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • HEM

      Sorry about that, should have included this . . .
      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOn7DInBWK4&w=640&h=360]

      April 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
    • Lilith

      Thanks HEM. Exactly what I expected (& hoped it was) lol

      April 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      You have to love the other people in this video, aren't they special?

      April 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • Cq

      t's like he's imagining a duck and a crocodile mating and having offspring, not the evolution of birds from reptile ancestors. It just floors me that he's trying to be serious with this. Incredible!

      Does Kirk think that scientists are looking of mermaids and centaurs too? I guess mythical thinking leads to mythical ideas about science. Science isn't looking for something that is exactly half one thing and half another because it takes many, many steps for a new species to develop.

      April 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      How can anyone with even the most minimal of education believe this kind of craziness?

      April 14, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      edit: minimal amount of education

      April 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  11. James PDX

    Kirk is a nutjob. If you look closely at a banana, you will see the proof.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
  12. 1word

    I love it, the 2nd weekend I am able to minister to unbelievers. Kirk is awesome, he's not the only one consumed by God. I have been eating and sleeping the bible. I find myself raising the dead and casting out deamons in my sleep. God is truely amazing, and for those who don't believe I feel sorry for you. PAST THE TEST! This life is a Test, either you pass or fail.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
    • BradK

      Have you considered therapy?

      April 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • Pipe-Dreamer

      Read than these verses,,,

      Luke 17:21

      1 Corinthians 3:9

      2 Timothy 2:15

      Just a few,,,, don't wanna be too burdensome on your days to becoming a saved imperfection now do we?

      April 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
    • 1word

      Bradk no I have my good sense. You might need to consider JESUS!

      April 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • BRUCE

      KIRK STILL MAKES ME HORNEY.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
    • Sean

      I've seen what people have done in "the name of god". Nothing good comes from it. Just death. When you catch the cancer you can thank god for that.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
    • Enlightened

      I'd prefer to spend my eternity as far away from you psycho-zealots as possible. Considering Hitler was a Catholic, and all he had to do to get on the train to " heaven" is ask for forgiveness... he'll be in your neighborhood forever, according to your "Buy-bull". Tie-off and inject another shot of that opiate for the masses. Why think for yourself when its so much easier to follow the flock. It is this belief in nothing that will be the demise of humanity. Congratulations... you are a destroyer of worlds.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
    • 1word

      Wow I can't believe people are so negative towards God, although we have sickness in this world we also have a chance to claim God as our Lord and Saviour. If you do that, be sincere and do God's will you will inherit the Kingdom and live forever. We all will die some day, I rather not be on the wrong side of God when that happens.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
    • 1word

      Enlightened
      Who cares what Hitler believed in, he didn't do Gods will by torturing and killing those people. God is a God of Love and Peace. I follow him and I will end up living with him. Hitler will be burning right next to you if you don't get it right. REAL TALK.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • On the other hand

      Enlightened,

      It's a huge job to enlighten these believer people how to think for themselves and to behave well without the promise of fantasy 'eternal' rewards and the threats of imaginary ooooga-boooga fiends. Are we up to it?

      April 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • Jeff

      1word
      Why would Hitler burn for the way he treated the Jews, but guys like Kirk won't for they way they treat gays? His words contribute to the bullying deaths of gays, so shouldn't he be held accountable?

      April 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      If you think the word is "PAST", you've failed.

      April 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  13. swohio

    Keep on preaching the truth, Kirk.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
    • EndTheHate

      I'll pray for you it sounds like you need it.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      truth? nothing he says is based on the truth...he is a bigoted loser

      April 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • James PDX

      Kirk wouldn't know the truth if it was a banana up his bunghole.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • Jeff

      Kirk as to find the truth first.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
    • sam stone

      stay on your knees, swohio

      April 14, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  14. Donald in CA

    Kirk might be some kind of christian but he want get into heaven being a hater. He was a embarrassment on the CNN interview. He can take his bible and move on down the road.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
    • Truth-works

      You believe in heaven?

      April 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • Cq

      "It is rather more noble to help people purely out of concern for their suffering than it is to help them because you think the Creator of the Universe wants you to do it, or will reward you for doing it, or will punish you for not doing it. [The] problem with this linkage between religion and morality is that it gives people bad reasons to help other human beings when good reasons are available." Sam Harris

      April 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  15. kinjirurm

    Cameron just proves how easy it is to make a buck off of easily manipulated Christians.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
    • canuc

      If christians are easily manipulated why are they not atheist?

      April 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
    • 1word

      I rather give him my money knowing it will go to a good cause, and that's to build Gods Kingdom. Every soul we save is added to Gods Kingdom so keep it up Kirk I'll support you. I wish I knew this movie was coming out before today. I will check it out next week.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
    • Lilith

      canuc ... because Atheism comes from reason not manipulation.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • Lilith

      1word .. why does God (creator of the universe) need our money to build his kingdom?

      April 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      "build Gods Kingdom"

      Right, like that would make any sense to even the christians on this board!! You are ignorant.

      Kirk is a bigoted loser...his views on gays is proven by science to be wrong, thus making the buybull wrong about the topic.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
    • just wonderin'

      Why do you have to be atheist to be question Christianity?

      April 14, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
    • canuc

      Lilith, if reason then treat those with differing ideology reasonably and have a conversation with a christian over coffee, you might be surprised to know they are not crazy.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
    • Lilith

      canuc ... for some reason you incorrectly asume I have not. Typical. I have conversations over coffee, tea, Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners for years. My family includes Atheists, Southern Baptist Christians, A Phychologist, Dentist and a welder. Religion is one of our favorite topics. So please do not asume anything. BTW, I did not say they were crazy.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • Jeff

      canuc
      If they weren't so easily manipulated they would be atheists.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  16. Lilith

    Thank common sense that I'm an Atheist & don't need Kirk Cameron (or anyone else) to tell me what's right, wrong, moral or ethical.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      You Go!

      April 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
    • hannah

      so then how do you decide?

      April 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
    • Lilith

      hanah .. sarcasm doesn't translate well in text form, pleeease tell my you're joking.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
    • 1word

      I'm still waiting on the Atheist to tell me how can the Big bang create water. Science is good but it's also bad in the hands of people with no common sense. lol

      April 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
    • Lilith

      1word ... you want an Atheist to anwer a question no christian in history has even attempted to answer .. ever?! God is not an answer, God is a non answer. God is nothing but anthropomorphized human ignorance – if we don't have the answer just call it God?!

      April 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      @1word

      We're still waiting for you to prove their is a god.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      @1word: We're still waiting on the christards to tell us what created your god? When you understand why you dismiss all other gods, you'll understand why we dismiss yours.
      We at least admit to not having all the answers, you think that your buybull provides all the answers.

      "Science is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned."

      April 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • sam stone

      1word: i am still waiting for theists to tell me how someone can make the logical leap from a creator to Jesus

      April 14, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      1word: YOU should most definitely keep your hands off science, then.

      April 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  17. Jud Miller

    Thank you Mr. Cameron for having the courage to speak your heart knowing that you will be a big red target for those disagree with you. Your words resonate with me and my family.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      I do not feel sorry for you and your family.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
    • EndTheHate

      I'll pray for you and your family it sounds like all need it.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      His words resonate with you? So you're a bigot also?

      April 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
    • Webster

      It's interesting that these believers have learned a few 50-cent words. They all know "resonate" and "discern" now, and, oh yeah, "incarceration". 🙂

      April 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • sam stone

      Jud: To many of us, it appears that Kirk is a loudmouth, arrogant bigot. If that resonates with your family, well, I suppose you reap what you sow

      April 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  18. me

    Big Business this stuff.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
    • BradK

      ...and tax-exempt at that! Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  19. Kane

    Evangelism: The most popular brand of crazy

    April 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
    • BradK

      But it's OK if everybody does it!

      April 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
    • Jeff

      About as crazy as not changing your socks or not shaving during the playoffs, but I've never heard a fan call somebody "evil" if they did one of these things during the playoffs. Crazy is your own business, but don't judge me a bad person for not sharing your superst.ition.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  20. macromancer

    Cameron is becoming the poster child for Christians who are dying to be categorized as persecuted so they can feel more like Christ. They already have too much voice as it is. But cry persecution to fire up their base, that's the game plan. Pretend you're under attack, to motivate people. Lies piled on top of more lies.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
    • Matt

      You watch your mouth or I'll watch it for you.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
    • kinjirurm

      What exactly do you think you have the power to do, Matt?

      April 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
    • Alice

      A lot of bullies blame their behavior on their own persecution, but these people actually believe that their victims deserve being called names and stuff.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
    • Jeff

      Matt's obsessed with your mouth, dude! Reminds me of the movie Deliverance.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
    • sam stone

      matt: you shore got a purty mouth, boy.

      April 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
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