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07/16/2012

Kirk Cameron, messianic thought leader; fawn ye humble mortals

by Jeremy Hooper

I'm sorry to beat this horse again, but I can't stop laughing at the way NOM staff is framing Kirk Cameron's support for their aggressive agenda:

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The GOP presidential speaks to the nation's oldest civil rights organization, and a '80s sitcom star has a personal, untrained opinion on biblical marriage informing civil policy. Those are really the same tier? The two biggest stories of last week? Worth reporting at all (on the second one)?

Yes, celebrities of all levels of fame speak out on political matters, and, in our celebrity-obsessed culture, those stories do tend to grab headlines (including here). But the "pro-family" crowd (NOM and also groups like Family Research Council) are taking this Kirk Cameron thing to a whole new level. They're not just looking to the former Mike Seaver as someone of note stating an opinion or giving a wad of cash to a certain candidate or cause. These groups are seriously acting like he's some sort of mix between a conservative Supreme Court justice, a modern-day messiah, and a charismatic thought leader who deserves more regard that any other layperson. It's bizarre.

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