Kirk Cameron was already a TV star when he became a Christian. As Mike Seaver on the sitcom Growing Pains, he was experiencing the kind of success that lots of teen actors only dream of.
Since his conversion, Cameron has made a different sort of name for himself. He aims to make family-friendly, Christian-centered movies that he would not be afraid for his own kids to watch.
“My wife and I are always looking for a great new movie to watch on movie night and it’s hard to find films that are fun and inspiring and that are going to build up our faith in God and our strength as a family,” Cameron told Fox News. “I love God I’m a Christian, but the films that I make…are really about themes that I think resonate in people’s heart, at least they do in my own family. So I’m always going to make movies that I believe in, that I can give 100 percent to, that I think are going to be offering people something good.”
But Cameron’s other passion is spreading his faith through evangelical ministry outreach such as the video series and television program The Way of the Master. He partners with evangelical minister Ray Comfort and does work that opposes homosexuality and the teaching of evolution.
Cameron told Piers Morgan that “homosexuality is unnatural, detrimental and ultimately destructive to foundations of civilization”. He caught a lot of heat for that in the Hollywood community.
He and Ray Comfort distributed a version of Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species that had a Comfort-penned introduction espousing creationism and with some missing chapters that were said to be critical to an accurate understanding of the book.
“You can see where [Hitler] clearly takes Darwin’s ideas to some of their logical conclusions and compares certain races of people to lower evolutionary life forms,” Cameron told People Magazine. “If you take Darwin’s theory and extend it to its logical end, it can be used to justify all number of very horrendous things.”
Now Cameron is again making fun of evolution.
Cameron said, “I think eventually if people are thoughtful you start asking grown up questions like, ‘How did the world get started? Where did we come from? Where are we going? Why are we here?’ and I guess when I, as a child, I just sort of had blind faith in the fairytale that they way we got here was from goo to the zoo to you.”
Cameron’s reference of “from goo to the zoo to you” is a derisive way of inaccurately summing up what he sees as the tenets of evolutionary theory. In reality, evolution does not teach that humans are descendant from apes, or anything else that would be in a zoo.