Ever since Kirk Cameron went from being Kirk “Star of a Show We All Used to Like” Cameron to Kirk “”Star of a Show We All Used to Like and also I Think He’s Like Super Christian Now” Cameron, people in the media have strangely decided that he’s the perfect guy to interview about any and all subjects that relate to religion in even the smallest ways. At first, Cameron seemed a bit hesitant to fill that role, but soon he jumped into it whole hog (even when his honest answers tend to err slightly on the side of “hate speech” for some people).
That’s why we shouldn’t be at all surprised that multiple news shows today decided to quiz the guy on his thoughts about Rep. Todd Akin, nor the fact that Cameron gladly decided to defend a man that even Rush Limbaugh thinks was speaking out of line.
Actually, Cameron being asked about Akin wasn’t completely out of the blue this time. He went on both CNN and The Today Show to discuss his new documentary, Monumental, and it turns out that Akin participated in the film. So, basically, this was sound bite gold just waiting to be mined.
On Today, when asked about Akin, Cameron thanked God (which really means something coming from him) that we wasn’t the Congressman’s “political strategist.” But, perhaps recalling his post-Piers Morgan scrapes earlier this year, he went on to defend the Republican:
“But I do know, as I’ve sat down to actually watch the video — I’ve learned to actually go watch it and not just read some of the transcripts and the quotes – And clearly, this is a man who is advocating the sanctity of life, through and through. And he said he misspoke and he apologized for it. I like to evaluate people based on their entire life, their entire career, all they stand for. He loves his wife, he’s got six children, I believe he’s a good man. He’s now in a very difficult spot.”
This was almost the same exact thing Cameron said when asked about Akin on CNN.
So, yes, if you’re a staunch pro-life advocate who is in charge of making laws that affect the nation, it’s totally cool for you to have a completely inaccurate and sub-elementary school understanding of one of the most controversial elements of your own argument just as long as you’re a good dude. Or something.
As always, fun to hear from Mr. Cameron. Please commence mocking him as if his opinions on these matters count.
Watch the clips from Today and CNN below:
(h/t The Washington Post)
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