In the spirit of “writing dangerously,” I’m tackling some controversial topics today, which I tend to shy away from. Gird your loins, everyone.
By now I’m sure you’ve head about what Kirk Cameron said to Piers Morgan about homosexuality and gay marriage. He called it “unnatural” and “detrimental.” Piers Morgan said if one of his own kids was gay, he’d say, “Great, as long as you’re happy.” Obviously Cameron didn’t share those sentiments, and insisted that God intended for marriage to be between a man and a woman, a concept “as old as dirt.”
You can watch a clip of the interview here.
Even Cameron’s co-star, Tracey Gold, spoke out against Cameron’s views on Twitter:
It’s funny how we think we’ve come so far. Like we’re all progressive now. You know what’s sad? When someone I idolized as a tween (had his poster up on my bedroom wall, as I’m sure many others did) still has this archaic way of thinking.
It’s not just about homosexuality. The hate, ignorance, intolerance, and disrespect don’t stop there.
I know people who still use the phrase “the help.” Yes. I. Do. And they’re not talking about the book or the movie.
What about people who use the words “retard” and “retarded?” I used to until I wised up, thanks to social media and blogs and Ellen Seidman. By the way, go watch her video and read her post about her son, Max. He had a stroke after his birth which left him with cerebral palsy and brain damage. Ellen continues to speak out against the use of the word.
What is wrong with everyone? I’m not perfect, but things have got to change. And I’ll be damned if I’m going to keep my mouth shut any longer.
p.s. my new post is up at Aiming Low: We’re All Just Girls in the End.
p.p.s. One of my recent posts was nominated for BlogHer’s Voices of the Year. I’m asking for you to go vote for me here. You can only vote once (and you have to be logged in/create a username & password), but every vote makes me happy!