NOM Tries, Fails To Cast Kirk Cameron As A Victim Of Defamation
July 11, 2012 4:48 pm ET by Carlos Maza
When the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance was launched last September, NOM president Brian Brown promised weekly videos that would tell the stories of Americans whose “rights and dignity” had been denied by “too many gay-marriage advocates.”
Since then, NOM’s Marriage ADA has devolved into a scattered and seemingly random collection of anti-gay fairy tales. Many of Marriage ADA’s videos feature stories from outside the country, others are entirely unrelated to the issue of same-sex marriage, and one even got NOM into some dicey legal trouble. And none, so far, have actually demonstrated an example of “defamation.”
And today, after nearly two and a half months of inactivity, Marriage ADA announced a new video featuring Kirk Cameron, former child star of the 1980s TV series Growing Pains. Though NOM’s announcement mentions the “frequent and merciless harassment” Cameron has allegedly experienced due to his anti-gay views, the video itself looks much more like an advertisement for Cameron’s marriage seminars than anything remotely resembling an example of “defamation”:
Cameron hasn’t exactly been in the media spotlight since he told Piers Morgan in March that homosexuality is “unnatural” and “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of our civilization.” Even in that instance, Cameron was criticized for public statements he had chosen to make – hardly an instance of “defamation.”
If this is the best example NOM can find of “a human being whose rights and dignity are denied” by gay marriage activists, its “gays as bullies” narrative is even weaker than previously thought.