[COMMENTARY] Kirk Cameron Holds Another Maskless Event to “Pray For the Country”
Kirk Cameron, who used to have a career in the 80s and 90s, has fully given over his life to his faith. And while most people who live by their faith are capable of still living in reality with others who may not share their beliefs, Cameron seems to think he lives in a world where he has immunity to the coronavirus, because Jesus. He’s already gotten himself in trouble–twice–for holding maskless Christmas caroling events at a mall in Thousand Oaks, California. When asked why he continues to defy city ordinances not to hold any gatherings as the state leads the nation in new COVID19 cases, Cameron, who’s responsible for unleashing the “Left Behind” movies upon the world, demurred in the way stubborn people who hide behind the Bible always do. Claiming he encouraged people to be safe and wear masks if they choose, he himself is neither going to wear a mask nor stop holding these community events. Because, again, Jesus.
Cameron’s New Year’s Event in the privileged beach enclave of Malibu was held under the guise of “praying for the country” and was attended by a few hundred people.
“We’re hoping that we’re going to have hundreds of people here. Please come and join us by candlelight as we sing and as we pray for our country,” Cameron said on Instagram. “I’m outside under the stars, giving people hope.”
When did pretending the invisible Sky Daddy mattered more than humans start being a thing? You want to believe in it, that’s fine, but you don’t get to use it as an excuse to endanger others. And why are so many hack has-beens on the anti-mask train? Would different messaging from the Dear Leader early on in the pandemic have made a difference? I mean, look at these willfully obtuse sheeple.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) January 1, 2021
We are exhausted from ten months of not being able to go anywhere, which is a sentence that only makes sense in the context of 2020 and the Trumpian nightmare we’ve been living in. If we’re ever going to move past this time and into the post-COVID lives we all yearn for, the stupid people need to stop holding the rest of us hostage. Joe Biden has said he plans to implement a mandatory mask mandate for the first 100 days of his administration. Between that and hopefully getting a handle on the vaccine rollout, we could be living freely by the end of the summer. And if that sounds too far away, TOO BAD. Suck it up, buttercups. The time is going to pass anyway, maybe make the effort to use it smartly instead of pretending your private head thoughts will keep you or anyone else from getting sick or dying.
Until then, if you happen to see Kirk Cameron, tell him “Growing Pains” are nothing compared to the pain of having a ventilator shoved down your throat to keep you alive, or the pain of losing a loved one to a disease that could’ve been contained with a real response from a real administration.
(AND PS ASK YOUR DEM REPS TO CENSURE TRUMP PLEASE AND THANK YOU)