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How the Gay Organizations Target Kirk Cameron's Freedom of Speech

Updated on March 10, 2012

Kirk Cameron, teen idol and star of "Growing Pains" TV show from 1985-92, freedom of speech is being bashed by all Gay goups (GLAAD, LGBT) and the left extremists. He is being bashed over what his personal views are about the gay lifestyle and community, even though, he has many that are part of the group. The intolerance of the gay community is what they accuse everyone who is straight are-intolerant of other's opinions and bash Kirk for them citing that he is intolerant! This is comical. Since when can an American citizen not voice their opinions in public about anything? Do we, as Americans, have to worry about that someone, somewhere, might be offended or disagree what is expressed? The political correctness is simply curtailing one's freedom of speech.

Granted, Kirk's remark are getting media attention because he is a star, has a new movie coming out, and they occurred on CNN's Pierce Morgan's interview show. The gay community created their own hate filled response toward him and Pierce Morgan for allowing him on the show. The gay community uses the media to coerce everyone to accept them. They seem to think it is their right for all to accept. If you don't, they bash you until you apologize.

Is this America? The Nazis did this in the 1930's to coerce others that did not accept them. Where is the tolerance in the gay community for views of those that do not accept them? They expect no less from straight society. Seems hypercritical.

What were the revolting, hate filled, bigoted remarks Kirk made?

Kirk called homosexuality “unnatural,” “detrimental,” and “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization”.

His opinion, his right to freedom of speech. I have heard far worse from others. This shows just how intolerant the gay community really is about any criticizer. They should practice what they preach.

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    • ExLeftist profile image

      ExLeftist 

      6 years ago

      I figured I would get an accusation of being 'extreme', but the truth is sometimes extreme and harsh. This is the impression I get of the straight world based off of seeing people's kids and twenty-somethings on FaceBook, MySpace and Youtube. I get this impression based off of what counts as entertainment on the major networks, MTV and the movies. It's disgusting.

      Yet all I hear from the social conservatives is that it's the gays and gay marriage. I read the posts above by Pamela Kinnaird W, teaches12345 and American Romance. When problems with gays have they personally ever had that would make them damn the whole lot of us? Teaching our 'lifestyle' in schools? Shouldn't they be objecting to birth control pills in school instead. Shouldn't they be focused on stopping the schools from teaching their daughters oral sex. You can't make someone gay. That's the ultimate in ignorance about human sexuality. I guess women don't understand this since their sexuality is so fluid, but men know how it is. A man just knows.

      What can you object to about what I said? And like I initially said, we are 1.5-6% of the population. It's very apparent and obvious, to those of us who do some thinking, that so-cons use gays as a fundraiser tool. It was straight hippies and baby-boomers who started this destruction. They started using gays much later when they realized they were ripe for using. Nobodies like Cameron use it to get their name in the news and market whatever they're selling. It's basically beating up the faggots and dykes to get attention, while heterosexual society burns to the ground.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      That is rather extreme and not entirely true. I never blamed any of those social issues on gays. That is stupid. It is the immoral society in general.

    • ExLeftist profile image

      ExLeftist 

      6 years ago

      Another part of this that causes so much ire for thinking gays is that organizations like Cameron's are devoting so much time and energy to attacking gays, 1.5-6% of the population, while the heterosexual population is on fire. While they’ve been distracted with the gays your straight daughters go out looking like Jezebel and have turned into whores. Your straight sons are shiftless and mindless playing violent and immoral videogames into their 40s and worshipping football players, hip hop and rap singers. On top of that they’re completely pussy-whipped, wearing pink ties and carrying their girlfriends’ purses. Out-of-wedlock births, skyrocketing abortions, std's, 50% divorce rate. Obviously you have a problem on your hands in your own houses and you're trying to shift the blame for society's decline on a miniscule portion of society.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for an insider view.

    • jlpark profile image

      Jacqui 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Freedom of speech is just that - Kirk can say what he likes, believe what he likes, but so can the rest of us - gays as well. So when the gay community is upset by his comments, they/we have every right to say what we think as well.

      Kirk knows that by commenting on this, and by being famous, he's going to get more backlash than you or I....I however, wouldn't say such things. You don't want backlash, you don't answer. "Sorry Piers, but I don't wish to comment on that." You answer, you need to be able to stand behind it - backlash, or no backlash.

      Pamela , Perrya - what agenda? I/we have no agenda, except to be treated as EQUAL human beings. My agenda? Tomorrow it's - wake up, get up, shower, eat breakfast, brush teeth, go to work, attend a midday meeting, finish at finishing time, go home, have dinner, relax, go to bed, sleep. And then do it all over again. Hmmm, how is that pushing anything onto you? It's the same thing you do.

      PerryA - infringe on your rights....strikes a chord with me. Because, I currently have less rights than you do. I am not infringing on your right to freedom of speech, as you are entitled to an opinion, as am I. However, I do not have the same rights as you do - as a human being. Even in my own country, we are denied rights that you, as a straight person, deem a human right for you to have. I'm human, so why can't I have the same rights as you? It's not special rights we ask for, it's EQUAL.

      I too have no issues with gay people, straight people, transgender people, black people, white people, religious people, non-religious people, asian people. UNLESS, they are trying to take away what rights I do actually have - like the freedom of speech to express an opinion on Kirk Cameron. Or calling my sexuality a "lifestyle" or "choice." - nothing, and I mean nothing, except acknowledging myself, accepting and loving myself for who I am, was a choice in this. Why would someone choose to be harrassed, bullied, beaten up, denied equal rights, at risk of both murder and suicide, "corrective" rape etc? Thats right - they don't.

      So, I have an opinion, you both have an opinion and Kirk definately has an opinion - we are in the right place to share it - and no one's rights are being infringed on. It's just the normal backlash of a divided arguement - no one is right, no one is wrong - we are merely opinionated.

      I do have a question though - would it be the same response if the African American community was up in arms about Kirk saying the same things about black people? ....No? Whats changed other than about 40-50yrs? Skin colour and sexuality are not chosen, so wht are they looked at differently?

      Yay, isn't it nice playing as adults?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Homophobic means different things to many-for me, it is the extreme of paranoia about gays. I have no real issues with gays unless they push their agenda onto me or infringe on my rights.

    • Pamela Kinnaird W profile image

      Pamela Kinnaird W 

      6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      I spoke to some friends and found out the word I couldn't remember. It's homophobic, I think. We might have gay friends and like them personally, but if we don't believe, for instance, that they should teach their lifestyle in the schools, we are deemed homophobic.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      It is sad that Kurk Cameron was attacked by the gay community for his belief. I support his views and his courage in speaking out on TV. This was putting him in the hot seat, and he could have asked to move on, or said nothing, or have been "politically correct" in his response. It is a pity that the gay community does not grant equal rights to others to express their beliefs. Voted up.

    • ExLeftist profile image

      ExLeftist 

      6 years ago

      You are confusing freedom of speech with freedom from consequence. In 2012 there are many avenues to sharing one's opinion. There is more freedom of speech in 2012 than ever before. There are no hate speech laws here either, thank God. You can say whatever you like as long as it doesn't amount to screaming fire in a theater. Public figures have to deal with this. Maybe you should write an article about how Pat Buchanan's freedom of speech is being violated. His book addresses how minorities have negatively impacted our country. He lost his position at MSNBC for publishing his book.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Thanks. The media seems to be on their side as well.

    • American Romance profile image

      American Romance 

      6 years ago from America

      Of course they are intolerant! They want to force and flaunt their perverse ways in front of us all! I preach this constantly and I am so glad you see it too! voted up!

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Thanks, I am not anti-gay, in fact, my neighbor is gay. I just think the gays are as intolerant as anyone else who expresses an opinion that is not to their liking. BTW, the word gay, until 1970s, meant happy.

    • Pamela Kinnaird W profile image

      Pamela Kinnaird W 

      6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Looks like I'm the first to comment on this well-written hub of yours. I did happen upon the video clip of Kirk Cameron being interviewed by Pierce Morgan. I saw him trying to choose his words carefully. He seems like an upright kind of a guy and he has his opinion -- which he wasn't even trying to offer. He was asked for his opinion.

      I think the gay-rights movement has a word for people that don't believe whatever the gay people believe, but I can't remember the word. I remember in university there was a big protest going on by the gay-rights people on the campus in Victoria and they were shouting this label. It was a new word at the time.

      Voting up and interesting.

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