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.
You mean eschatology, of course.
“Until the rise of feminism, hypergamy was recognized by human civilization for thousands of years as a common moral weakness in woman...”
Bless you. I’m not disputing any of your points, however, your statement above regarding hypergamy is not correct within my understanding of the word.
Hypergamy was a common practice throughout the world until being largely replaced by the notion of romantic love in the modern, western world. From christian Europe, to hindu India, to buddist China, diverse cultures used their girls to marry into other clans clans and form webs of alliances - to “trade up” in your vernacular.
If you are given the chance to see this movie, please do so.
We went to see Monumental last night. It is an awesome
documentary about what the separatists (aka pilgrims) had to go through
in order to have religious freedom.
Watched Monumental, was impressed with the history lesson and to again be reminded about the Godly roots and strong character our nation was founded on. Our country has strayed so far from the intent of our foundation, truly sad and scary. As we dismantle and restructure our foundation, it’s difficult to think we can achieve the same prosperous results.
The Puritans/pilgrims were truly comitted to their purpose and faith. Had no idea they spent 12 years in Holland before leaving on the Mayflower. I may have missed that part in history class. The explanation about the statue was awesome. The other thing was how Harvard changed their motto, taking God out. The modern leaders and politicians of this country have ruined the meaning of our constitution and our foundation.
Bravo. When a woman truly feels loved and charished, and trusts her husband, she gives her all in return. A woman needs to trust her heart is safe and when that trust is broken because of hurts, it truly causes walls to separate the two. So often in relationships we give, but give what we think is important. But, what someone wants to give and meeting a need of what is important to the other person are sometimes two different things.
It was awesome. I did not know they spent 12 years in Holland too.
The thing I hope for is that we can get back to our roots and change things. Our course has been altered and we need to get back on track.