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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