Kirk Cameron's Preachy Christmas Message for Moms Is Way Off-Key (VIDEO)

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Kirk Cameron — remember him? Suuuuure you do — has a movie coming out that’s titled Saving Christmas. It’s described as “an engaging story that provides a biblical basis for our time-honored traditions and celebrations, and the inspiration to stand strongly against a culture that wants to trivialize and eliminate the faith elements of this holy season.”

Perhaps it’s not a huge shocker that he’s currently making headlines for a Facebook video encouraging women to make the most of Christmas this year by cooking, decorating, and worshipping God.

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Reaction to Cameron’s video has largely been ... well, let’s just say there’s no shortage of eye rolls going around. Comments like the following don’t necessarily feel like they jive with our modern world where lots of moms are holding down full-time jobs in addition to all the cookin’ and cleanin’ and dads are just as important to family celebrations regardless of their *whispers* anatomy differences:

If you are a mom, if you are a wife, if you are the keeper of your home, I want you to know that your joy is so important this Christmas. Christmas is about joy and if the joy of the Lord is your strength, remember the joy of the mom is her children's strength.

He adds,

Don't let anything steal your joy. If you let your joy get stolen, it will sap your strength. Let your children, your family, see your joy in the way you decorate your home this Christmas in the food that you cook, the songs you sing, the stories you tell and the traditions that you keep.

Here’s his video:

Suck it up, ladies! The only way to stay strong through the holidays is to decorate the SHIT out of things. Slap an inflatable Jesus on your yard, by golly, and let the world know you’re not going to sit back and listen the pagans who “really want to put a big wet blanket on the celebration.”

Okay, I’m joining the impolite eye-rolling crowd now, but I couldn’t help myself. In truth, I get what he’s saying. He thinks Christmas is being ruined by political correctness and those who don’t share his devout Christian beliefs, and he’s saying that homemakers should take pride in the home-making things they inherently enjoy. One of the first comments on his Facebook post is from a woman who thanks him for validating her lifestyle:

I stayed home for eight years with my girls and so many times just felt worthless because of things people would say, like, "when are you going to get a real job?" What do you do? etc. After my relationship with God changed, I realized that he had gifted me those years with my girls and that it was worth every second.

I understand that point of view. But I also work hard to be the glue that holds my family together, as she puts it, and guess what? I’m an atheist. I enjoy other family-oriented activities quite a bit more than I enjoy cooking or decorating. I am fulfilled by my role as a mom, but also as a writer, a volunteer, and a unique person with my own interests that don't completely revolve around my children. I’m a strong, joyous, generous woman, and I still love Christmas, even though I don’t believe in God. HOW 'BOUT THEM (SATANIC?) APPLES, KIRK?

What’s your reaction to Kirk’s Christmas message?


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