Leaving aside Todd Akin’s astounding misconceptions about the fundamentals of the female reproductive system, at the very least, do remarks suggesting there are different degrees of rape deserve universal and decisive condemnation? Well, not according to America and not according to former child star-turned-televangelist Kirk Cameron either. “He clearly is a pro-life advocate, and for that, I respect him,” said Cameron in an interview with CNN. “He said that he misspoke and that he misphrased something and that he apologized. I’m the kind of person that believes that I would like to be evaluated by my entire career and my entire life, not two words that I would misspeak and then later apologize for,” he said. “So he’s in a tough spot.”
It’s been a rough week for Todd Akin after the Senate candidate claimed that pregnancy was rare in the cases of “legitimate rape” in an interview Sunday. Days later, word on the street has it that the GOP wants Akin out of the Senate the race against incumbent Claire McCaskill. Mitt Romney swiftly distanced himself from Akin, calling his remarks “insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong.” Begging for forgiveness, Akin insists he “misspoke” and vows to continue his bid for the Senate.
When Cameron isn’t busy swooping in to defend mindless contrarians, he’s hating on Darwin and gay people with his own mindless, contrarian views on evolution and homosexuality, which he describes as “unnatural,” “detrimental,” and “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
Here’s the thing, Kirk: stop talking.