The ironically named GLAAD is once again pissed off about something, this time Kirk Cameron and the things he said on CNN during an interview with Piers Morgan. I’m assuming it was the part where he implied homosexuality might destroy civilization.
“I think that it’s unnatural,” Cameron (said). “I think that it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
Into the fires with you, Zachary Quinto! You’re a barbarian! Why can’t you be civilized, like Torquemada!
“I believe marriage was defined by God. 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. So 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.”
I really wanted Cameron to sound like an asshole because I personally think religious people are ridiculous, but the fact is Morgan asked him his opinion (*) and he gave it. And that’s fine. He should be allowed to think whatever he wants. My problem is that his opinion is being made into law, and his opinion keeps gay people from having equal rights. I don’t even give a shit about gay people, because I’m not gay and I only care about about me, but every argument against gay marriage always comes down to, “well God said so”, and I don’t see why others should be forced to obey rules given to Kirk Cameron by the voices in his head. If kneeling in a pew and praying to a crucifix gives him comfort and peace, good for him, I’m jealous, but that’s between him and his magic furniture. Leave me out of it.
(*) and actually had to ask him several times: longer video here, transcript here.