Kirk Cameron, Anti-Gay Advocate, Rejects Gay Youth’s Request to Discuss Stance on Homosexuality
Sometimes going on national television to call homosexuality “destructive and “unnatural” sinks your career. For Kirk Cameron, it seems to have resurrected it. The former teen star had been arguably professionally stalled up until his comments during Piers Morgan’s CNN program in March. But despite a firestorm of criticism, including critical tweets from Cameron’s former “Growing Pains” co-start Alan Thicke, Cameron doubled down, and is now embarking on a 35-city “mass marriage-counseling event” across America.
The next stop for the “Love Worth Fighting For” tour is Ocean Grove, N.J., where this Friday up to 6,000 audience members will have a chance to listen to Cameron expound upon traditional marriage values, which he believes are defined exclusively as between a man and a woman, as well as his own personal experiences as a married father of six.
But not all Ocean Grove residents are welcoming the former Mike Seaver to their city with open arms.
Corey Bernstein is a 17-year-old resident of New Jersey and co-chair of the Youth Caucus at Garden State Equality, the state’s organization for LGBT civil rights. In an email sent to Cameron through his manager on Friday, Bernstein wrote that he had “endured brutal bullying” in high school because he was gay, and invited Cameron to a lunch on Saturday along with other members of the LGBT community in Ocean Grove.