Kirk Cameron Gets Award for “Excellence”

Strange sounds were coming from the Drool-o-tron™. Its blaring sirens sounded like it was in pain, and its flashing lights were oddly subdued. We were compelled to look at the blinking letters of the wall display — they said WorldNetDaily (WND). The struggling device had locked our computer onto this article: Dr. Ben Carson honors actor Kirk Cameron.

We immediately understood the problem the Drool-o-tron™ was having. We had always thought Ben Carson was one of the good guys. Last year the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial titled Ben Carson for President. But WND had his name in a headline along with Kirk Cameron. Strange indeed!

You know who Cameron is. We’ve written about him several times, for example: Kirk Cameron: World’s Dumbest Human?, and also Kirk Cameron and the Crocoduck. No one can forget his supporting role in Ray Comfort’s famous “Banana video”.

Now WND was telling us that Ben Carson is honoring Kirk Cameron? The mind boggles, and to stop its approaching breakdown, we had to shut off the Drool-o-tron™ while we examined the article. We don’t know what to make of it, but here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

With former newscaster Sam Donaldson serving as Master of Ceremonies, the Carson Scholars Fund recognized Kirk Cameron, Aubrey Chernick and Brooks Robinson at a banquet held April 6 in Woodland, Md.

Founded by the legendary pediatric neurosurgeon, the Carson Scholars Fund “awards students who have embraced high levels of academic excellence and community service with $1,000 college scholarships.” The Fund additionally recognizes three notable figures with the Leadership Award, the Sonya Award and the Power of Excellence Award.

What in the world is going on here? The article informs us:

Actor and producer Kirk Cameron was presented with the Power of Excellence Award, “for demonstrating excellence in his career and becoming a positive role model.”

Aaaargh!! We’ll say that again: Aaaargh!! And yet again: Aaaargh!!

The rest of WND’s brief article is about awards given to other people. None of that interests us. But if you want to know more about the creationist who was just presented an award for “becoming a positive role model,” you can read yet another of our posts: Kirk Cameron (Banana Boy): The Joy of Eggs.

Your Curmudgeon is too dazed to say anything else.

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12 responses to “Kirk Cameron Gets Award for “Excellence”

  1. I’ve seen stuff about this Carson fellow. The guy is a flaming creationist. Check out his Wiki entry.

  2. I’m surprised Cameron wasn’t awarded a J.D.Powers trophy for just being the “all around bestest guy”. It’s all too common an advertising tactic to heap pseudo awards on products. Cameron is taking advantage of the only thing he has going for him, his celebrity status. His career options are rather limited.

  3. Anyone the GOP rallies behind so blindly (Carson) should immediately be suspect. He gets all the ‘cred’ of being black and in a highly focused medical career but no scrutiny of his actual ideas and ideological basis.

  4. David Levin

    It’s a sad day for intelligent people across the US. Carson just doesn’t get it. I had a discussion with him a couple of years ago and he does not think like a scientist, absolutely refusing to engage evidence that is contrary to his religious beliefs. Unfortunately, he exemplifies the common view that scientists have of surgeons as glorified plumbers.

  5. For further background on Kirk Cameron, this great rolemodel, check out RationalWiki:

    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Kirk_Cameron

    The article is MOST worthwhile.

  6. I read the RW entry on Cameron whenever I feel blue. It’s a surefire pick me up.

  7. If Dr. Ben Carson hadn’t been such an ardent observer of authority he likely wouldn’t have been as successful as he was, considering his inner city upbringing. This displays the interesting fact we are genetically predisposed to follow the advice of our elders even when they are wrong about something trivial like the origin of the universe and the meaning of life.

  8. Kirk Cameron – such a great guy even his former colleagues don’t talk to him.

  9. Ironically, Berk Camelbrain is himself a product of the Reformation and Enlightenment. He enjoys the fruits of technology coupled with freedom of speech, free from any fear of persecution for publicly braying some of the most asininely puerile and inconsequent twaddle ever manufactured by what passes for a human mind. A true 100-megaton weapon of crass dumbification if ever there was one. His RationalWiki entry is priceless!

    Is it possible that the report erred and Berk Camelbrain was in fact presented with a Power of Excrement Award?

  10. Carson says, “I don’t believe in evolution …. I simply don’t have enough faith to believe that something as complex as our ability to rationalize, think, and plan, and have a moral sense of what’s right and wrong, just appeared.” (2006 debate with Dawkins) Although, he does admit that “A lot of evolutionists are very ethical people.” (May 2012 Washington Post)

  11. “A lot of evolutionists are very ethical people.”

    Probably more so than many self-described “Christians”, but that’s a topic for another blog.

  12. @Ellie:
    One could have hoped that such an obvious intelligent person as Carson could have avoided committing the fallacy of argument from personal incredulity but, as has been pointed out here on numerous occasions, doctors and engineers seem to be particularly susceptible to creationism, probably because they are more technicians than scientists.