Letter To The Editor: Kirk Cameron

Story By: Scott Westman, Diversity Club Member

Kirk Cameron appeared on Piers Morgan’s show the latter part of February and made the following statement, “Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life until death do you part. Therefore, I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. In addition, I do not think anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.”

I am a student here on the Fresno City College campus and I have something to say about this.  As I have read, and followed, the comments both for and against Mr. Cameron’s statement, I noticed that everyone seems to agree that Mr. Cameron has the right to express his views, to which no one is saying anything to the contrary on this one point.

However, when a person in this country exercises his rights to freedom of speech, one must take into consideration the strong possibility that there are going to be opposing viewpoints. Yes, Mr. Cameron does have a right to voice his opinion, but so do those individuals who would disagree with him. I find it interesting that not one person who supported Mr. Cameron’s views would participate in a logical, philosophical and scientific debate about his statement of supposed fact.

What I believe to be the issue at hand is: Does a certain group (or person) have the right to limit other group’s (or person’s) rights because they disagree with, or do not approve of, their views?  The answer, in my opinion, is a resounding “No.” For we are not a religions state and our constitution is quite clear on this issue.  Further, the Bible is not considered societal law but rather spiritual law and thus not considered factual in the eyes of our societal law. So the Bible cannot be used as a source of discovery in a court of law. That is, of course, unless God appears.

One more thing I would like to make perfectly clear, there is plenty of scientific factual evidence suggesting that homosexuals are born and not a genetic anomaly or moral abomination as some would have many believe.  What Mr. Cameron did, his remarks, were very hurtful and damaging because the same comments he made reflect another time in our history when civil liberties were being forcibly denied, the blacks of the 1940s. No matter how one tries to spin the message, it is highly apparent that we are racing yet again towards a very dangerous line of thinking. Right now, many are doing their level best to limit the right to marry a segment of the population.  However, I must ask the question, are they going to stop there?  What is next?
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FCC Diversity Club representitive