With so much strong opinion and political controversy swirling around Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-Mo.) recent use of the term “legitimate rape,” the only logical thing to do right now is this: find out what Mike Seaver from “Growing Pains” thinks about the situation.
Fortunately Mr. Seaver — otherwise known as actor and conservative activist Kirk Cameron — was making some TV appearances today to promote the DVD release of his religion-and-government documentary, “Monumental,” which just so happens to feature Akin. Cameron, who, like Akin, is anti-abortion and, like Akin, has sparked his share of media hubbub in the past, said essentially the same thing on both the “Today” Show and CNN: that we should cut the Congressman from Missouri some slack.
“I’m not his political strategist, thank God,” Cameron told Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford this morning. “But I do know, as I’ve sat to actually watch the video — I’ve learned to actually go watch it and not just read the transcripts and the quotes. And clearly, this is a man who is advocating the sanctity of life, through and through. He said he misspoke, and he apologized for it. I like to evaluate people based on their entire life, their entire career, all they stand for ... I believe he’s a very good man. He’s now in a very difficult spot.”