Liberty University Chancellor: ‘We’re Trying To Create Tens of Thousands of Kirk Camerons’

The surprising thing isn’t that Kirk Cameron is partnering up with Liberty University to make a new movie. The surprising thing is that it didn’t happen sooner.

Cameron and Falwell, Jr. on “Praise the Lord”

The university will partner with Cameron in his new film releasing later this year. The film will answer life’s toughest questions about human suffering.

“You’re making some big kingdom moves to produce Champions for Christ and send them into the culture,” [Cameron] told [Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr.] “That’s what I want to do, and so we’re likeminded in that way. I want to make films that represent Gospel values, I want to impact families, I want to impact culture.

And that’s why he’ll make a movie that’ll inevitably be seen only by already-super-Christian families and presumably go straight to Netflix.

Here’s the scariest part:

Falwell called Cameron “an example of the type of graduate that Liberty is trying to turn out.”

“You’re using your profession to impact the culture, and that’s what we’re trying to do in every profession,” Falwell said. “So that’s why we decided to partner with you on your newest project. We’re trying to create tens of thousands of Kirk Camerons and put them out there.

Oh, dear god, they want to clone him…

Because what Hollywood needs more than anything else are multiple film adaptations of “The Banana“:

The problem with Cameron-esque filmmakers is that you’re not going to be able to convince the movie-going public that homosexuality is evil or that Christians are a threatened minority or that Jesus is the solution to all of our problems, no matter how strong your directing/producing skills are.

No one wants to see a movie where the villains win.

(via Christian Nightmares)

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  • jdm8

    “The film will answer life’s toughest questions about human suffering.”

    So it’s a remake of a 2000 year old wrong answer?

  • jdm8

    So it’s a remake of a 2000 year old wrong answer?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

    well, i guess work is work, if you’re an actor. but somehow i doubt this will be any sort of epic of award winning film making. Kirk was never much of an actor back before he went off the deep end.

  • Donatello

    Tens of thousands of Kirk Camerons… now that’s what I call a Zombie Apocalypse.

    • 3lemenope

      All I could think of when I saw the headline was Phil Hartman’s caveman saying:

      “Cloning, BAAAD!”

    • C Peterson

      A very accurate comparison… because they really do want your brains!

    • Raising_Rlyeh

      The title “Night of the brain dead Camerons” popped into my head right away.

      • kevin white

        The phrase “Shut up and take my money” comes to mind.

  • LesterBallard

    There goes the IQ average . . .

  • macprince

    My toughest question about human suffering: why are they contributing to it by allowing Kirk Cameron to be in front of a camera again?

    • Duke OfOmnium

      A crushing rebuttal to Plantinga’s Free Will Defense.

  • CelticWhisper

    “We’re trying to create tens of thousands of Kirk Camerons!”

    Fresh meat, fresh meat, fresh meat…

  • A3Kr0n

    Good! WildwoodClaire1 and everyone else on YT needs FRESH MEAT. :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.bowyer.75 Matt Bowyer

    LU is scum.

  • Spanish Inquisitor

    I was watching “The Bible” on the History channel (and don’t get me started as to why the Bible is on a History related channel, but then they had a totally fictitious Viking program on next), and I noticed that Liberty U. was a big advertiser, as was Billy Graham, and his son, Little Frankie. They are advertising for students, offering a good education with a “Christian worldview”, and I thought, is that a contradiction of objectives?

  • http://twitter.com/Ro542124 Gideon

    If it’s like Facing the Giants, then it could qualify as a fantasy film. (Some relatives dragged me to see it some years ago—at that time I was “halfhearted Christian with many latent doubts”.)

  • Rain

    The film will answer life’s toughest questions about human suffering.

    Wow, a film about something anyone can google. Seems like they should just tell people the answer since it’s so important and they want to save people. Oh wait they want to exploit everything their god does and make a bunch a money. Oh I forgot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001627228091 Alexander Ryan

    I’m pretty sure cloning goes against *insert anti-science view here*.

  • http://twitter.com/maxbingman1 Max Bingman

    I have a classmate who want to go to Liberty U. He’s already unbearable now. Imagine what he’ll be like then.
    Oh wait. I can imagine. Because they don’t believe in individuality. They just want to turn everyone into indistinguishable Kirk Cameron borg drones.

  • http://www.allourlives.org/ TooManyJens

    Working on a “10,000 duck-sized Kirk Camerons” joke, but it’s not going well.

    • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

      Just imagine a flock of 10,000 ducks with Kirk Cameron’s head. Duck Camerons. They disprove evolution, because no creature so insanely stupid could ever be consider “fit.”

      • fsm

        However that would disprove an all-knowing, all-powerful, perfect God.

    • Stev84

      Shouldn’t that be “crocoduck-sized”?

      • http://www.allourlives.org/ TooManyJens

        I bow to your superior jokeology!

  • Gus Snarp

    If Liberty creates 10,000 Kirk Camerons, that’s a loss to human productivity and to the future’s of 10,000 children, but also a net loss for evangelical Christianity since they, like Kirk, are incapable of actually accomplishing anything in terms of winning converts.

  • DougI

    It seems fitting. Cameron did the movie “Left Behind” and those who attend Liberty University get left behind in the academic field.

    • http://www.facebook.com/matt.bowyer.75 Matt Bowyer

      OH! Burn!

    • Mario Strada

      Zazing!

  • icecreamassassin

    Can’t wait for the RiffTrax.

  • WallofSleep

    I’ll be honest with you guys. If they manage to create tens of thousands of Kirk Camerons, I will stop being an atheist and start believing in Satan.

  • Marco Di Fresco

    By reading this article, the following scene of Star Wars Episode II came in my mind (with Ray Comfort in place of Palpatine): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6aD-m7Cw84

    • RobMcCune

      Great, now I’m reminded of two more things I wish I could ignore.

  • b s

    “tens of thousands of Kirk Camerons”

    Won’t anybody please think of the bananas!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amy-Allen/100000878598021 Amy Allen

    I was a Liberty student. A bible thumping, right wing, anti-gay, anti-feminism, pro-creation science religious nut until my second year when I had to right a paper disputing McClosky’s argument on the problem of evil. That was last year, now I am an atheist. It was a long hard road. I am on suspension from the school because I left my abusive husband and started working after 12yrs @ home. Liberty would not accept this as a valid reason for my academic failure and I have to start paying back my loans now. We can only hope that Liberty, who my husband is near graduating with honors, does not produce more hate filled zombies.

    • Mario Strada

      Best of luck to you. Glad you left bigotry behind. Sorry it has cost you so much.

    • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

      Good luck. If it is any consolation, the degree your ex-husband is earning ain’t worth the paper it’s written on, unless there are coupons on the back.

    • Dguy

      Wow that’s quick. From what I’ve seen it usually takes people on the order of 5 to 10 years to go from full-bore religious fundy to atheist.

    • baal

      Congratulations on all counts. I’m sorry to hear that they (the uni) are using their institutional might to punish you for leaving them.

  • dewNOTbelieve

    10,000 x 0 = 0

  • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw m6wg4bxw

    I see good news here. Kirk Cameron’s religion is easily dealt with. If Liberty University wants to set the bar so low, we should thank them.

    Also, movies like this have moderate accidental entertainment potential. Sure, they won’t all be like Escape From Hell, but we can hope.

  • Mario Strada

    I cannot think of anything more appropriate than 10,000 Kirk Camerons to illustrate human suffering.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

    Possible titles –
    “Slow Children of the Corn.”
    “The Burn Witch Project”
    “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (should never be opened because science is evil.)”
    “The Island of Doctor Comfort.” Kurt can play the crocoduck man.
    “The town of no-thought.”

    • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw m6wg4bxw

      “Not Another Christian Movie”
      “The Liberty Reason Massacre”

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

    Actually these movies write themselves… “Nightmare on Banana Street.” A mustached specter with bananas for fingers haunts the dreams of atheists reminding them that they are not good people and that their belief in common descend is exactly like Hitler.

  • Andrew L

    10000 people with the acting, communication skills, and critical thinking skills of Kirk Cameron (does he even have a college degree), bring it on. They will have shown up to a gun fight with a knife.

    • Earl G.

      With a banana.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nobidon Don Wood

    Oh, you are impacting the culture Kirk. You inspire me to work harder to spread the good news that there is no god.

  • Aspieguy

    Tens of thousands of Kirk Camerons? Beam me up, Scotty, then go to warp 10 to Vulcan.


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