I didn’t watch the Grammys last weekend because I get bored with award shows. I like to watch the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame inductions because those have great performances by amazing bands but stuff like the Grammys is all Adam Levine and Miley and bleah. Bleah.
Apparently Kirk Cameron DID watch the Grammys and the teen-hearthrob-turned-bigot was SHOCKED! SHOCKED that gay people got married onstage in a ceremony conducted by Queen Latifah and accompanied by the musical stylings of Macklemore and Madonna.
Come to think of it, that is kind of shocking but mostly from an aesthetic perspective. That’s a whole lotta…stuff going on there. But whatever. It’s all good. Marriage, music, I like it all.
Kirk didn’t like it. And he took to Facebook to make his (bigoted) feelings known:
How did you like the Grammy’s all out assault on the traditional family? As a husband and father, I am proud to announce the release of my new family movie, MERCY RULE. Last night, the lines were drawn thick and dark. Now more than ever, we must work together to create the world we want for our children. I’m hoping that just as Fireproof restored marriages, MERCY RULE will strengthen families.
Aw, Kirk. There’s a word for using outright bigotry against a discrete population of Americans to sell your new movie and that word is “craven”. “Douchebaggy” would also fit. But really, Kirk, unless Madonna and Macklemore came over and beat you up after the Grammys, “assault” isn’t a word that fits here.
Now, make no mistake. There is an assault on the well-being of families but it has nothing to do with ostentatious marriage ceremonies during over-produced award shows. No, the assault on families has to do with stagnant wages, the continuing ripples of the mortgage crisis on housing, lack of jobs, crumbling infrastructure for public transportation systems, underfunded schools, a safety net that catches fewer and fewer at-risk families with every budget cut the House GOP rams down our collective throat. Income inequality, unaffordable college tuition, the donut hole for health care access created by governors who refused to expand Medicaid as part of Obamacare are all assaults on the family. And I would venture to guess that watching a Kirk Cameron movie won’t solve any of those problems.
All this bigots who say the “gay agenda” is doing real harm to families in America need to take a closer look at America’s problems. If they did, they’d notice that most of the major issues facing families have nothing to do with who got married to whom somewhere else. But solving big problems is hard and Kirk-style bigotry is easy so they just keep blaming the wrong people.