Kirk Cameron was once best known for being the underachieving slacker kid on the late 80′s-early 90′s sitcom Growing Pains. But these days, he is best known for being a smarmy Bible-thumper, complete with the obligatory “we’re so persecuted!” trait that characterizes so many Christians these days.
A recent poll shows that white evangelical Christians believe that they are more discriminated against in this country than atheists, Muslims, blacks, Jews and hispanics, and nearly as much as homosexuals! Poor Christians… it must be rough constantly being interrupted when they try to praise Jesus, or get into their churches every Sunday and Wednesday. If only the religious and racial minorities in this country could just understand their plight better, we could make Christians feel more welcome in America.
And of course, another symptom of their oppression is the War on Christmas, because Lord knows most Americans just hate giving and receiving gifts, putting up Christmas trees, spending time with family, eating good food, and taking time off from work. Every year, the likes of Bill O’Reilly gins up the supposed war on Christmas (Merry Christmas? Happy Holidays? Who the hell cares!) and thousands of Christian-bots get riled up and prepare for battle.
So just who are these enemies of Christmas that have contributed mightily to the already-intense persecution complex of many Christians? We sure as hell don’t know… But what we do know is that a few people are making money off of this whole “we’re gonna get Christmas” charade, including Cameron. It seems that has has a movie coming out this November creatively titled, Saving Christmas. We can’t fathom what Christmas needs saving from, but this (cough) sure to be a box office smash film will elaborate on this for the few people who will bother watching it.
And perhaps concerned that this movie might not exactly attract a lot of
money viewers, the production team behind Cameron’s movie is claiming that the movie’s website, SavingChristmas.com, was hacked by some Muslims who apparently reside in Turkey. They supposedly left the following image on the site, which was conveniently sent to The Blaze…
Translated to English, the message reads, ”The Turkish spirit will shine again and the use of weapons will emerge in the nation’s history as this hero will shine again.”
According to The Blaze, the translator said that the “hero” invoked in the text is likely Saladin, the Muslim sultan of Egypt, Syria, Yemen and Palestine who fought against Christian Crusaders in the 12th century.
Frankly, we’re skeptical. After all, what better way is there to generate publicity for a movie about the fictional War on Christmas than to claim that the site was hacked by Islamic computer gurus who apparently have nothing better to do?
The response from Provident Films, the company who produced the movie, was entirely predictable…
“We have expected opposition to the message of ‘Saving Christmas’ from the beginning. But we had no idea it would come from the other side of the world. This incident only heightens our resolve to help this important message get out.”
So is there a chance that their site really was infiltrated by Islamic hackers? Of course… but even so, Cameron still used the occasion to hype his film while at the same time inciting animosity towards the Islamic religion. Like we already don’t have enough of that, right?
But if this is all a fraud, it’s a shameful one, done in the name of money and publicity while throwing Islam under the bus.
Some Christian Cameron is!
Watch it below.