A Hurricane Of Stupidity

Nope, not even close to accurate

So conservative Christian actor Kirk Cameron is all over the mainstream media today, due to a video he posted Thursday in which he discussed Hurricane Irma and the other recent storms and offered some Biblical context to them. Cameron has been the liberal media’s favorite whipping boy ever since he refused to self-destruct like other child stars, and instead became a born-again Christian, left the cesspool of Hollywood behind and devoted his life to raising a family, promoting faith in the culture and running a nonprofit for terminally ill children. Oh, the horror. But I digress.

The articles I’ve read on Cameron’s video all essentially accuse him of saying that hurricanes are some kind of punishment from God, or that we deserve them or something. But having seen the video in question, that’s not what he says at all. The video (which you can see for yourself on Cameron’s Facebook page) actually has a relatively mild and encouraging message. He basically states his belief that hurricanes and storms are not random events (and cites some Bible quotes to back that belief up), specifically states that we may not know the reason for them, suggests that we should respond to them with humility, and have hope that God will get us through them safely. Personally, I’m not an evangelical and I don’t agree with his belief that something like a hurricane is God’s will, but nowhere does he imply that we deserve them or that God is mad at us or anything along those lines. It’s a complete distortion of the video’s message, fueled by anti-Christian hate.

I know, I know, it’s truly shocking that the liberal media would twist something a well-known conservative would say to make them look bad. But on the other hand, it’s nice that they’re suddenly interested in what Cameron thinks about things, after ignoring him for all these years.

On the other hand, you know what the media is NOT interested in reporting about? An ultra-famous liberal actress – Jennifer Lawrence – who actually does think we brought the hurricanes on ourselves:

“It’s scary,” the actress responded to the interviewer’s assertion that there was “an end-of-days feeling” across the world and especially in the U.S.

“You know, it’s this new language that’s forming. I don’t even recognize it. It’s also scary to know that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it, and the only voice that we really have is through voting.”

“And you have voted very recently, as a country” the reporter noted – to which Lawrence replied that “it was really startling” Trump was elected. She then suggested the recent hurricanes devastating Texas and nearing Florida may have been prompted by Trump winning the presidency.

“You know, you’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard, especially while promoting this movie, not to feel Mother Nature’s rage and wrath,” Lawrence said.

That’s one of the most famous actresses in the world, saying the same thing that the less-famous Cameron was accused of saying, only about Gaia instead of God. But other than Fox News, I haven’t seen this reported anywhere in the media. Nor, for that matter, has the media been interested in reporting about all the liberals (famous and non-famous alike) on social media who have been blaming the hurricanes on global warming, spreading conspiracy theories about how Trump is engineering hurricanes to wipe out minorities, and/or hoping that the storms kill Trump voters. And believe me, they’re out there, lots of them.

A whole mountain of ridiculous and mean-spirited politicizing of the hurricanes on the liberal side, but the media ignores it all and hyper-focuses on one understated video by one moderately-famous conservative actor and twists what he said to make him (and by extension, all like-minded people) an insane Jesus freak. Well, I hate to trigger anyone with a Biblical reference of my own, but any liberals who want to attack Cameron for something he didn’t even say, might want to take the plank out of their own eyes first.

4 comments to A Hurricane Of Stupidity

  • Dr. Schplatt

    As far as Christianity goes, these events are meant to lead us to repentance. Everything is meant to do that. God has one desire and that is to bring mankind to himself due to his unending love. That is the entire point around which all other theology orbits. If repentance, forgiveness and fellowship with God are not the center of your theology, you are practicing heresy as far as the Bible is concerned.

    I get that not everyone follows these teachings and that’s a different discussion. But from a Christian point of view, the video isn’t bad.