Skip to comments.Kirk Cameron: "I've Become Concerned About the World Our Kids Are Growing Up In"
Posted on 03/27/2012 6:35:54 AM PDT by Kaslin
Growing Pains actor Kirk Cameron thinks that America is off track. Hes concerned about our countrys future and he believes that we have to look to history to find the secret sauce that made our nation so great in the first place. With that in mind, his new documentary Monumental focuses on Camerons attempt to retrace our Pilgrims journey in order to better understand how our nation came into being.
I recently had a chance to talk to Cameron about his new movie and the reasons he made it.
Camerons reason for making the film is evident even in the movies trailer where he states that something is sick in the soul of our country. But when I talked to him, the discussion became very personal. He told me that as a father of six, hes become concerned about the world that our kids are growing up in. He said that when we look around the country, we see 16 trillion dollars in debt, and you see families falling apart, you see homelessness and teenage pregnancy, and suicide and crime
Some see such problems and play the blame game but Cameron had another idea. Instead of listening to everyone blame one another with the right blaming the left and the left blaming the right, he decided to search for the keys to our nations greatness. He retraced the "escape route of the Pilgrims" and talked to historians about the tremendous obstacles that stood in their path as they fought for freedom. And as he notes in the film, the Pilgrims were far more courageous and resilient than many people give them credit for.
Cameron hopes that the film gets viewers more interested and excited in the history of our country. When I asked about his goals for the movie, he said that he wants "peoples eyes to be opened to the real history of our country.
I want people to understand the recipe for freedom and blessing and prosperity and I want people to be inspired by the stories of courage and sacrifice and selflessness, he added.
And he was quick to note that the history of the world is the story of people getting off track so we are not facing a unique situation. History is full of people who took their history and freedom for granted, he said. And he argued that we cant ever take those things for granted and we cant wait for others to solve our own problems.
We shouldnt wait around and wait for the government to fix the problems of our country we should fix them ourselves. And as a born-again Christian, he added that faith in God is a good place to start.
In publicizing the film, Cameron has faced some tough questions about his own faith. While on Piers Morgans show a few weeks ago, the actor was confronted with questions about morality, homosexuality and abortion. And Cameron told me that he was unprepared for such questions and he was surprised how disingenuous Morgan was. Cameron told me that he went on the show to talk about his movie, not his personal religious beliefs.
His appearance and his statement that homosexuality is unnatural caused a lot of controversy but when I talked to Cameron, he was more focused on his film but he noted that as a Christian, hes called to love all people and not hate anybody and I dont.
Camerons new movie Monumental will be screened tonight in limited theaters as a one- night engagement. Click here to find a theater closest to you and also make sure you check out Townhall.coms own Daniel Doherty interview Cameron at CPAC 2012.
Very nice. I'm a Catholic and I don't have the energy to pretend that I don't hate 'em.
I think I am becoming a bigger fan the more I hear.
(Now back to read the article! :)
You seem to be one of a very few, Mr. Cameron...
Well, Kirk, as concerns the bolded part, you might as well look in the mirror. That divorce-porn movie you made--Fireproof--wrapped up feminist ideology in a thin pseudo-Christian veneer, all with the clear feminist-inspired theme: If a woman can't control her husband's behavior and get him to do everything she wants, she just needs to threaten to divorce him. And, oh, yeah, she's justified in withholding sex in order to control her mate (1 Cor. 7:5 notwithstanding). She is also free to start an affair while still married so long as her husband looked at naked boobies on the interwebs. And when it is all over, she has no need to apologize to her husband, much less repent.
Seriously, Kirk. Look in the mirror, buddy.
The leftist agenda is always disingenous, Kirk.
There was only one gaol in Piers' deceptive, leftist mind - to discredit Christianity, morality, American values, and YOU, who represent them so well.
He is an awesome messenger for Christ.
I’m starting to have some concerns, though, that he’s gone “post-millenial” or even to the point of becoming “dominionist”,
where it is up to Christians to Christianize the world,
instead of the fact that the world is going to continue to get worse until Christ Himself comes to redeem it.
I can understand the concern of having your kids growing up in a steadily worsening world getting more evil all the time,
but there’s nothing any of us mortals can do about it.
No. You can't be serious!
Fireproof?? Divorce-porn?? LOL!
It rather must, for several reasons. First and foremost, because of its satanic origin. And secondly, because decent folks (the current but diminishing majority) would reject it and not allow it to advance.
He uses his platform to talk about the love of Jesus Christ, and the redemption that comes only through HIM.
He's the real deal.
I'm not bothered that he's trying to do his part to make the world a little better for his kids. Actually, for his kids' sake, I'm glad he hasn't given up.
Fireproof was about the MAN,
living up to his Eph 5 obligations,
not about the woman. That above take on the movie was pretty twisted to say the least. I’m not laughing a bit, just looking at it quizzically, like the RCA dog.
I understand your point, and I respect him as well.
You will live your life differently depending on your escatology, though.
.....Fireproof (from the book of the same name) is a wonderful uplifting movie......
Your perspective is topsy turvy......I'm sorry to say.
It's a movie about redemption and it's beautiful.
We're on vacation and it's playing in the town where we're staying.
I heard Cameron talk about this on F & F the other day and he was awesome!!!....so genuine, so real.
The only way our eschatology should affect our lives is that we all should know that we need to be ready, to live for Christ, to share the Gospel, and to love others, because we know "the rest of the story."
Whether we are post-Millenial, pre-Trib, or any other position, we all need to be living for Christ, and we all fall far short of that.
(Especially when provoked on FR by the nasties! ;*)
Fireproof was about the man's responsibility to his marriage based on Scripture. I saw it for the first time recently, and the take on it above is indeed 'twisted.'
She never even repents of this, even though he is required to repent of looking at pornography (which he should repent of), even to the point of taking a baseball bat to a computer. No, she never says she's sorry to him for cheating, or for withholding intimacy, or for not respecting him as her husband. The movie repeats the feminist tripe that has now thoroughly infected modern Christendom: "It's always the man's fault."
Read Firebombed, which gives a true Christian perspective on the movie. While the movie goes to great lengths to shame him for looking at porn on the internet (which is a sin), it never criticizes her for driving him to porn by withholding sex. This is exactly the kind of behavior that the Bible warns women against, and for the exact reason that withholding sex can lead a mate to sexual immorality.
Any movie in which both the man and woman sin against God, but the woman's actions are given justification on the grounds of her subjective emotional unhappiness, while the man is required to repent, is by definition not Christian.
Many are those who fall into this trap. I am constantly having to remind myself that in the final analysis, the fight of good against evil is not ours to win, but His, and He will win it to His glory. Thus, we can only go so far, even while guided by His Holy Spirit to improve things, even miniscually, and all too temporarily.
We are unable to affect a permanent and positive change because we are still afflicted with our nature, which absolutely precludes such a change, despite any effort we can make...
Those are some valid interpretations and something to keep in mind. Porn is going to hurt a marriage and so will a wife’s lack of interest in sex. There’s usually more to it than that, but it is a factor.