Kirk Cameron is a Tool

Growing Pains was a cheesy show, and Kirk Cameron wasn’t the most memorable part of the show. I was a Tracey Gold fan.

So when Kirk Cameron became a ridiculous tool for religious bigotry, it wasn’t a great loss to the entertainment world. It wasn’t like fantastic religious-themed films like Doubt or The Apostle were less for his absence.

Now all of Hollywood is engaged in condemning and mocking him for his hateful bigotry, which I admit I find entertaining. Especially because Alan Thicke and Tracey Gold, his Growing Pains co-stars, have spoken out against him.

What I do find fascinating is that as a result of this, Rob Henderson, a Druid up in Michigan, brought it to my attention that Kirk Cameron once “infiltrated” an ADF ritual in California back in 2006. The relevant and revolting section begins at the 3:55 mark:

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Dude, congrats, you went to all that effort to uncover what sounds like, no offense to the ADF, the most mundane, pedestrian and dull Pagan ritual on earth. And you’re recording this like there aren’t rituals just like it on Youtube. You’re talking to these people like identical views wouldn’t be found on any open Pagan internet forum.

I love how he tries to make being sprinkled with water, and sharing cakes and ale, creepy. Gods forbid he attends a Catholic service, recording the strange mumbo-jumbo the priest incants (who knows what he’s saying!) over whatever it is in that chalice.

But here’s the kicker. He goes to all this trouble to find something spooky out of a group of ordinary people meeting publicly who probably had a nice potluck after their run-of-the-mill ritual, making scratchy recordings to mock on radio to keep his Christian speaking career going, and making himself out to be this big undercover reporter. He even breaks his own commandment by lying to the Druid he’s interviewing by telling him he’s not being recorded. All this trouble to be sneaky.

And no one recognizes him.

Member of an iconic 80′s sitcom most of these folks watched growing up. Star of about 3,692 Left Behind films. Someone whose face and voice should be recognizable. But no one cares. No one recognizes him. No one asks what a professional fundamentalist religious bigot is doing at a Pagan event, because his realm of importance has shrunk to fit the minds which he has been preaching to.

What an irrelevant dishonest tool.

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About Star Foster

Polytheistic Wiccan initiated into the Ravenwood tradition, she has many opinions. Some of them are actually useful.

  • kenneth

    I hope if I ever were to get like that that one of you would put me down humanely! Focus the obit on my good years as a pagan and attribute the downfall to “brain fever” of the same sort that was blamed for Caligula’s madness!

       And since he’s now an accomplished master of covert spycraft, it’s time for him to play ball in the majors. Maybe he can “infiltrate” Iran’s Fordow enrichment facility or the Assad death squads in Homs. He could win some real journalism awards for that, and if he’s caught, he wouldn’t have to worry about being “Left Behind”!

  • Claudine

    Belief can’t be real if it’s based on subjective experience? “…it needs to be based on fact, like the Resurrection…”? Wow.
    And yes, it’s horrible how they try to make everything  sound creepy; the food and incense, even the address of the meet – 1 Black Road.
    It’s very clear that no preparation was conducted prior to going to this rite, as he had no idea what to expect or what any of the ritual meant. And how disrespectful.
    This is not journalism. It is just a poor attempt to hold simple minds captive through dramatic imagery.
    Yes, he’s entitled to his opinions, as are the rest of us. It’s just too bad that someone who has based his opinions in ignorance has the status of celebrity within his group, to the point where he can keep this hateful and deceptive perspective growing.

  • Kauko

    I saw the article a few days ago about the uproar from some anti-gay remarks he’d made and I thought, really? He’s a conservative Christian and we’re all surprised that he doesn’t like gay people? How is this news? Next up in shocking news!!!!: Pat Robertson doesn’t like Pagans!!!

  • Wendy Steiner

    Ugh, someone turn him into a toad already, or maybe they already did. He always appears like he’s smirking.

  • Rob Henderson

    In fairness, it was 2006.  I don’t think there *were* any videos of Pagan rituals on YouTube yet.

  • Rob Henderson

    (Also, ADF rituals *are* boring, at least according to most Wiccans.  That’s how we do them.  >8)

  • Star Foster

     I don’t think ADF rituals are boring, but in the larger context of Pagan ritual, this particular ritual was pretty tame. It was the equivalent of a Methodist potluck. I mean, naked firedancers on the beach would at least have given him something to tsk over…

  • Star Foster

     I dunno. There are certainly plenty of them now.

  • Star Foster

     Rain is wet? What madness is this?

  • Amanda Lynn Nielsen Thomas

    Naw, Ray Comfort’s banana would have exploded at a ritual like that before he got a chance to have  tsked.

  • Rob Henderson

     No, God designed his banana so it wouldn’t explode or squirt or stuff.

  • Amanda Lynn Nielsen Thomas

    Well, god did design the banana to fit perfectly in  man’s own hand  after all ;-P

  • Raven

    It was dirty pool for Cameron to not tell the Druid group what they were there for. If they had, I’m sure the group would have explained in much more detail what they were doing, and why. Instead, they were just made to look dull, and soul-less.