Kirk Cameron Talks Celebrities and 'Mercy Rule'

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Kirk Cameron, former Growing Pains star and evangelist, spoke recently about Hollywood celebrities and how they should be held to a higher standard. The brother of Full House star Candace Cameron Bure, Cameron is no stranger to the Hollywood scene, and these days uses his talent, notoriety, and his connections to make films that are quite a bit different from the current Hollywood standard.

"The films that I make...are really about themes that I think resonate in people's heart, at least they do in my own family. So I'm always going to make movies that I believe in, that I can give 100 percent to, that I think are going to be offering people something good," he said.

Kirk Cameron has recently seen one of his new films come to fruition. Mercy Rule was made for home viewing and became available at Walmart just a couple of weeks ago.

“My wife and I are always looking for a great new movie to watch on movie night and it’s hard to find films that are fun and inspiring and that are going to build up our faith in God and our strength as a family,” Cameron said. “So we decided we would make one and we made it right here in our own backyard with a local little league team and it’s a movie where family learn the lessons of mercy, patience, sacrifice and trusting God.”

Kirk Cameron strongly urges celebrities to adhere to a higher standard.

"With the privilege of a platform comes great responsibility ... [We've] got to be careful with what we say and how we say it and everything should be seasoned with grace and while I certainly I don't do that perfectly, I strive to do it increasingly," he explains.

Making Mercy Rule is just one of the ways he appears to be adhering to that higher standard himself. Kirk Cameron won't produce or appear in a film that isn't suitable for viewing by the whole family.

Do you expect other Hollywood celebrities will step up and adhere to the higher standard that the former Growing Pains star believes is so important? Do you feel that celebrities should use the privilege of their platform for way more good than simply that of the current Hollywood standard?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.