Kirk Cameron Taking Heat For His Defense Of Todd Akin
Kirk Cameron is nothing if not steadfast in his beliefs, so few were surprised when he came to the defense of Senate candidate Todd Akin and his comment that “legitimate rape” victims rarely get pregnant.
They may not have been surprised, but people sure are mad. Lindsay West, a writer for the women-centered blog Jezebel, questions why people keep asking the Christian fundamentalist Kirk Cameron questions at all.
Her article, “Kirk Cameron, World’s Least Relevant Man, Leaps to the Defense of Todd Akin” — which was under the tag “Dirt Bag” — rips not only Kirk Cameron’s words but the reporters who keep turning to him, knowing that he will give hateful responses.
In no uncertain terms, West wrote:
WHY do you keep asking Kirk Cameron questions? The man literally believes that during his lifetime he and all his best fwiends are going to be whisked up to a magical slumber party in the sky, while the rest of us are stuck down here on earth fighting an undying army of frog-dragons. BECAUSE OF GAYS. So why are we consulting him on f—ing current events?
Kirk Cameron had defended Akin on the grounds that the Missouri Senate candidate’s heart was in the right place, even if his words weren’t. Appearing on the Today Show, Cameron said:
“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.”
Jezebel’s Lindsay West is not the only one sick of Kirk Cameron. Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon writes, “I’m sorry to have to break it to you, but it’s official – Kirk Cameron is just never going to shut up.”
Williams noted that Kirk Cameron has been on a roll lately, telling Piers Morgan in May that homosexuality is “unnatural,” defending the National Organization for Marriage in July, and now sticking up for Todd Akin.
“You see, those guys who personally know God and have six kids stick together,” she writes. “Guys like Kirk Cameron. And Todd Akin.”