Who else is sick and tired of seeing and hearing someone make a comment and then apologize for making it? The continual cacophony of whimpering non-ending apologies, diluted with a mixture of dribble, scribble and gnashing of teeth, can scrape the nerves of even the strongest of the species.
Especially when almost everybody in America, it seems, is making sniveling apologies to the world for saying something that someone doesn’t like.One cannot even make a disparaging comment about our enemies without flack. We must speak kindly of them, don’t you know?
It should not be considered verbal suicide to offer an opinion on these shores. The last time I looked, this is still The United States of America. It is time for a new movement: make those who apologize, apologize for apologizing. Now THAT would be constructive.
Celebrities are constantly making apologies for words spoken in public, even those words said privately–such as one getting a parking ticket or on a set with the event being captured by cell phone and blasted to the world.Michael Richards, who played Kramer on “Seinfeld,” was heckled during a night club routine and returned fire with a stream of racist rants. He later profusely apologized after the moment went viral.
So, too, did Mel Gibson after using an anti-Semitic term following a traffic altercation. Chris Brown, comic Tracy Morgan, and Isaiah Washington of Grey’s Anatomy all apologized for using words gays didn’t like.Musician John Mayer apologized for his use of the “N” word in an interview with Playboy magazine.
Probably the most spotlighted “offense” was by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who said that health care advocate Sandra Fluke, who demands that tax payers supply her with contraceptives, could be called a slut. He didn’t call her a slut but said she could be called a slut. Under pressure, Limbaugh made a humble apology which did not sooth raging waves.
And the list of apologists goes on.
One individual who would NOT apologize for his views of an issue, even under severe pressure, was Kirk Cameron. The former “Growing Pains” star said on “The Piers Morgan Show” that marriage is between a man and a woman and that homosexuality is unnatural and against biblical teaching.Cameron was there to promote his new documentary, “Monumental,” which shows God’s monumental role in America’s founding.
Morgan immediately hammered Cameron for his views, baiting him into a discussion he did not intend to have. Morgan’s intent was to show that Christians are hate filled, meaning that anyone who opposes homosexuality and gay marriage is a bigot… and anyone who is a Christian is just that.This was a lowbrow move on the part of Morgan, showing not only lack of respect, but a total poverty of manners. He conned a guest to appear so he could make him look bad, and Morgan lied in order to get Cameron on his show by falsely claiming that it was to talk about his new documentary regarding the founding of America. Morgan had no intention of doing that. This is misrepresentation, unscrupulous and dishonest as well as unethical.
However, Cameron did not flinch, change his position, or apologize. He held his own and clearly, with great strength and confidence, came out on top. He answered the question honestly and stood by his response. A tip of the beret to Cameron.
All high-profile Christians must realize and be prepared for the homosexual question and discussion, no matter what pretense is given to get you on a program. Be ready.