Kirk Cameron brings ‘Love Worth Fighting For’ tour to Naperville
BY KARA SPAK Staff Reporterfirstname.lastname@example.org June 5, 2013 2:16PM
Former "Growing Pains” Kirk Cameron brings his evangelical Christian beliefs tour to Naperville on Friday.
‘LOVE WORTH FIGHTING FOR’
With Kirk Cameron
When: Friday at 7 p.m.
Where: The Compass Church, 1551 Hobson, Naperville
Updated: July 7, 2013 6:48AM
Kirk Cameron wants to save your soul.
He also wants to save your marriage.
The former “Growing Pains” star, now an actor and producer working on films promoting his evangelical Christian beliefs, will appear at 7 p.m. Friday as part of his “Love Worth Fighting For” tour with singer/songwriter Warren Barfield. During the event at the Compass Church, 1551 East Hobson Rd., Naperville, Cameron and Barfield will attempt to reinvigorate and heal marriages, based on ideas in Cameron’s “Fireproof,” the top-grossing independent feature film of 2008.
We caught up with Cameron, 42, who most recently made headlines for calling homosexuality “unnatural” during an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, to talk about life as Hollywood’s most famous evangelical.
Q. Explain the connection between this tour and “Fireproof.”
A. “Fireproof” was about a firefighter whose marriage was going up in flames; his dad steps in and helps him save his marriage. It struck such a chord with people, particularly married couples, we decided to turn the whole thing into a live event.
Q. Who is “Love Worth Fighting For” designed for?
A. This is for people who are married, people who are not married, people who are divorced and want to get remarried. This is something that is going to lay down the principles you’ll want to build your marriage on.
Q. “Fireproof” grossed more than $33 million. In Hollywood, money talks. Is there a place in the mainstream entertainment industry for Christian movies?
A. People came to see it because they are really getting something out of it that they value. Why they don’t make more movies like that, I have no idea. But I’m not going to sit around and wait for them to figure it out. I’m going to make them myself.
Q. As an evangelical Christian in Hollywood, are you lonely?
A. No, because my friends aren’t in Hollywood. I live here, I work here, my family is here. When I look and see the opportunities I have here in Hollywood to spread some light and some life in a place that is notorious for exporting so much moral filth and darkness, it’s exciting.
Q. Do you pray for the cast of “Growing Pains”?
A. I pray for everybody that I know. I pray for people that I don’t know. I pray not just for my family but for my TV family. Who couldn’t use blessings from heaven?