Skip to comments.From Teen Heartthrob to Worthy Role Model
Posted on 04/28/2010 2:10:14 PM PDT by alleyesonCHRIST
He was a teenage heartthrob upon whom all the girls had crushes and all the boys wanted to be like. I should know, heck, I dressed like him and even had my hair styled like him. Now, some odd 25 years later, you could still do worse when picking a celebrity to pattern yourself after.
Fame is a tough gig, it usually chews up and spits out its childhood stars, but every once in a while there is a surprise. During the 1980s there was no bigger child star than Kirk Cameron who played Mike Seaver on televisions Growing Pains. Cameron played the typical teen leading man: cool, cute, and mischievous with a penchant for trouble and a teenage libido for the ladies. Behind the scenes however Kirk Cameron was also living a typical life
the typical life of a Hollywood teen star. By his own admission Cameron was making more money than his parents and with that money came a freewheeling lifestyle that was very self centered. He had never really given much thought to God, but the fact that he could not see him, nor really had any need of him lead the teen idol to be a self proclaimed atheist.
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I noticed the DVD of the recent movie he made has grossed $40 million in revenue. That is a good thing to present the love of Jesus to many.
Hollywood really chews you up and spits you out. I give him a lot of credit sticking with his values ...