October 21, 2014 11:05 am -

[su_center_ad]Kirk Cameron is a wealth of stupidity. While many Christians fight tooth, nail, and little tiny dashboard Jesus bobble-head doll to keep their children from being subjected to an evil day, marked each year by dressing up in fun costumes and collecting Satan’s candy, Cameron is urging them to embrace Halloween – because, he says, the…


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D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

47 responses to Kirk Cameron: Halloween Is A Christian Holiday

  1. Anomaly 100 October 21st, 2014 at 11:15 am

    So then explain how all the Christian churches I know have an alternative on Halloween: Hallelujah night.

    • tracey marie October 21st, 2014 at 11:31 am

      well yeah because making fun of President Obama has been around since the first century.

      • Larry Schmitt October 21st, 2014 at 11:44 am

        And that’s his fault too.

        • Anomaly 100 October 21st, 2014 at 11:46 am

          That damned Kenyan even usurped the first century!

          • Carla Akins October 21st, 2014 at 12:19 pm

            Come on, you know he has that time machine.

          • Anomaly 100 October 21st, 2014 at 12:32 pm

            Sneaky POTUS!

          • Carla Akins October 21st, 2014 at 2:16 pm


        • tracey marie October 21st, 2014 at 12:29 pm

          Oh course

      • rg9rts October 21st, 2014 at 12:00 pm

        You know LOL

      • Linda1961 October 21st, 2014 at 2:28 pm

        Kirk seems obssessed with the president.

        • tracey marie October 21st, 2014 at 5:24 pm

          thumpers usually are

    • motherunit October 30th, 2014 at 2:13 am

      I’m glad that’s a recent development. When I was a kid, everybody went out trick or treating. Everybody. No parental supervision if you were older than maybe 6 or 7. You stayed out until your legs couldn’t carry you any more or if every porch light was off. Every porch light. A church party? Never.

      • whatthe46 October 30th, 2014 at 2:39 am

        that’s how i remembered it as a child. there were children everywhere.

      • Anomaly 100 October 30th, 2014 at 7:33 am

        Same here. Now kids don’t go trick or treating much, unless you open your door to find 20-something scary looking guys standing there with their hands out and no costume on.

        • motherunit October 30th, 2014 at 3:58 pm

          We get tons of kids on our street. All escorted by parents, but tons of kids.

          • Anomaly 100 October 30th, 2014 at 6:50 pm

            None on mine from what I hear. I’m new to the area. They all go to Hallelujah night at church.


            From Virginia

  2. Julie G October 21st, 2014 at 11:35 am

    This must be an old photo of Kirk; you should see the ones in a similar article on Raw Story!

  3. October 21st, 2014 at 11:40 am

    He just spewing the bullshit so he’s not the asshole dad who wont let his kids go trick or treating. What ever makes you feel better about yourself asshat.

    • motherunit October 30th, 2014 at 2:10 am

      Oh noes! He reproduced! Those poor kids. Imagine having him for a dad. “No, my dad won’t let me trick or treat. But he’s throwing a great party. Really! A great party! You’re all invited…. Hey, where are you going? Wait up….”

  4. Electriq October 21st, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    One of the reasons he seems to be lying about Halloween’s origins is so he can categorize the current president as satanic. He also seems to unaware that doing so might make him (borrowing from his vernacular) sort of evil.

    It definitely makes him a douche.

  5. causeican October 21st, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Let’s all go trick-or-treating at Kirk’s house. Seems like an invitation to me.

    • Larry Schmitt October 21st, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      No, you’d get miniature New Testaments. That’s what some creeps used to give us when I was a kid. That was a long time ago.

      • tiredoftea October 21st, 2014 at 6:18 pm

        I was sooo hoping for pot laced candy.

        • greenfloyd October 22nd, 2014 at 7:38 am

          Oh! Me too. I’m putting on the Obama mask right now…:)

    • cecilia October 21st, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      let’s get the TP ready 🙂

    • motherunit October 30th, 2014 at 1:57 am

      Yeah! I can’t wait to get his gospel tracts and hear him share about whatever it was because I stopped reading after gospel tracts. If the party he describes is the most fun, he must live in a horribly boring neighborhood.
      Gospel tracts given out as trick-or-treat = please egg my house!

  6. OldLefty October 21st, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    The actor said that those who mock
    President Obama with Halloween masks are just acting in the same manner as
    Christians who would “dress up in costumes as the devil, ghosts, goblins
    and witches precisely to make the point that those things were defeated and
    overthrown by the resurrected Jesus Christ.”
    So is that true of Reagan, Bush and Sarah Palin masks as well?

    • Linda1961 October 21st, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      When was Obama defeated?

      • tiredoftea October 21st, 2014 at 6:18 pm

        He will be in 2016!

  7. Maxx44 October 21st, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I had to Google ‘Kirk Cameron’ to get a clue as to who he is and why anyone would care what he has to say. After my inquiry I have to ask: What has he done to make anyone care what he has to say?

    • cecilia October 21st, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      not a damn thing

    • greenfloyd October 22nd, 2014 at 7:40 am

      Apparently the OP, Alan, cares. Why? Remains a mystery, perhaps a spooky mystery…

  8. Khary A October 21st, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Wait a minute did Mike Frickin’ Seaver just call President Obama a goblin in so many words!?!? Well that makes two screwed up, ne’er do well sons Alan Thicke has unleashed on the world.

  9. Bunya October 21st, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    How is Kirk Cameron relevant? He’s an idiot.

  10. Red Eye Robot October 21st, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    from Wikipedia: “Halloween or Hallowe’en (/ˌhæləˈwiːn, -oʊˈiːn, ˌhɑːl-/; a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening”),[6] also known as Allhalloween,[7] All Hallows’ Eve,[8] or All Saints’ Eve,[9] is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide,[10] the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, includingsaints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.[11] Within Allhallowtide, the traditional focus of All Hallows’ Eve revolves around the theme of using “humor and ridicule to confront the power of death.”

    • arc99 October 21st, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      Since you cite Wikipedia, why not also include the entry that clearly states that the original holiday known as Samhain had PRE CHRISTIAN ORIGINS.

      According to this Wikipedia article, the Catholic Church did not move All Sants Day to 11/1 until 800 years after the birth of Christ.

      Clearly, Halloween is another holiday that originated in pagan spirituality and was later “borrowed” by Christians.

      Samhain (pronounced /ˈsɑːwɪn/ sah-win or /ˈsaʊ.ɪn/ sow-in[1] Irish pronunciation: [sˠaunʲ]) is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. It is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, which is nearly halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. Along with Imbolc, Beltane, and Lughnasadh it makes up the four Gaelic seasonal festivals. It was observed inIreland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man. Kindred festivals were held at the same time of year in other Celtic lands; for example the Brythonic Calan Gaeaf (in Wales), Kalan Gwav (in Cornwall), and Kalan Goañv (in Brittany).

      Samhain is mentioned in some of the earliest Irish literature and is known to have pre-Christian roots. Many important events in Irish mythology happen or begin on Samhain.

      • Tommy6860 October 21st, 2014 at 9:46 pm

        Just like how the Christians hi-jacked Yule as well for Christmas.

      • Red Eye Robot October 22nd, 2014 at 4:58 am

        Because that was nearly 2000 years before it came to America and any relation to the “possible” pagan holiday was lost and had nothing to do with any alleged pagan ritual or the speculative motivations behind it. Even 1000 years ago All saints day and Halloween had literally nothing in common with any alleged pagan holiday and by the time it came to America 400 years ago even less so .Much like modern day Tunisia shares nothing but geography in common with Carthage. Do you also insist on referring to France as Gaul? why not? Just like crossing the oceans in jet airliners has no relation to crossing in wooden ships powered by the wind. By the time Halloween came to America any connection to pagan ritual had long been abandoned and forgotten

        • arc99 October 22nd, 2014 at 12:22 pm

          Those traditions have not been abandoned or lost by modern day pagans. That is the point you conveniently overlook.

          Why is it that you right wingers presume to be experts on other peoples’ religious beliefs? I am tired of the arrogance of Christians who presume they are the sole experts on both their religion and everyone else’s as well.

          My wife is an ordained pagan minister. When you accept a Muslim Imam as an expert on Christian practices, we can talk more. Until that time, recognize that the people who are best qualified to discuss the meanings and origins of a religious belief, are the people who actually practice it. The fact is that when it comes to Samhain, you have no clue what you are talking about.

          Samhain has nothing to do with any “alleged” Christian holiday or the “speculative” motivations behind that holiday, and I have no idea what point you are trying to make with nonsense about Gaul and Carthage.

  11. tiredoftea October 21st, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    So, where’s the part about where Ben Franklin created the Post Office so Obama could ship pot laced candy around the colonies to thwart trick or treater’s from converting those Indians to christianity?

  12. craig7120 October 21st, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Not another war

    War on Xmas
    War on Thanksgiving
    War on Easter
    War on Halloween

    Damn you Kirk Cameron, damn you to hell

    As an atheist I’m hoping there is no hell, it’s a benign threat. I don’t wish anyone to be tortured for eternity.

    Happy Halloween

  13. Tommy6860 October 21st, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    So, if I wear Jesus mask or a Kirk Cameron mask…? Of course he’s still shamed for being in the that creationist video where Ray Comfort claims that the banana was designed by god to fit perfectly in the hand and be inserted in the mouth for consumption.

    • Patricia Garvin Fox October 28th, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      On the whole, I find a banana far more intelligently designed than either Comfort or Cameron.

  14. greenfloyd October 22nd, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I’m not sure if Alan is disrespecting Christians, maligning Pagans, or perhaps both? Nonetheless over the years the story has changed to protect the guilty and promote the brand. Although I do like the symbolism of overcoming evil in the world, proceeded by a day of honoring the dead. I suspect it all goes back much further than organized religion.

  15. bhil October 22nd, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Who the “bleep” is Kirk Cameron and why is he worth the time?

  16. John_St_John October 28th, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Oh really? Get your stinking, filthy, blood drenched (religious connotations) hands and mind off a decidedly Pagan festivus you mewling, slime filled puss pocket of human detritus.

  17. motherunit October 30th, 2014 at 3:24 am

    I pretty much decided I hated Kirk Cameron back in the ’80s, when he was on “Growing Pains” which was a pretty big sitcom in its day. The girl who had been playing Mike Seaver’s girlfriend suddenly disappeared from the show. I read in TV Guide or some place that the actress had formerly worked as a stripper. Cameron heard about it and stomped his teeny tiny foot until they fired her, because that offended his christian sensibilities. I thought “what a shitheel” and figured any faith that would inspire someone to treat another person like that had to be a pretty crappy religion.