Adrianne Curry, model, actress and TV personality, recently issued an apology on Facebook to former Growing Pains actor Kirk Cameron for mocking his Christian Faith.
Curry, who describes herself as an agnostic, said her criticism of Cameron was based on peer pressure in Hollywood. She changed her mind about Cameron after watching him being interviewed.
The Christian Post explains:
“I sneered at the mention of his name,” she wrote on her post, “because my agnostic beliefs set me above all others in my infinite godless greatness. When I really ask myself why I did so, my only truthful answer is that I was surrounded by godless people who fancied themselves better than anyone and everyone who had faith in anything besides their own selfish selves.”
The season one “America’s Next Top Model” winner revealed that the industry told her “that anyone who was anything besides Muslim, atheist, agnostic, gay, etc., was very bad and stupid.”
The 38-year-old went on to say she harbored those feelings against Cameron for quite some time until she decided to check some things online about him. After watching an interview with the evangelist, her perspective changed.
Cameron became popular as a child actor for playing the role of Mike Seaver in the popular sitcom, Growing Pains (1985-1992). Cameron was nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award.
Cameron has mostly left behind his Hollywood career after becoming Christian during the Growing Pains series. He now focuses primarily on Christian video projects and has also partnered with Ray Comfort in forming The Way of the Master ministry.
Cameron was a self-proclaimed atheist during his teens, but came to believe in Jesus after losing his faith in atheism.
In a grateful response to Curry’s post, Cameron acknowledged the pressure in Hollywood to mock Christianity:
“But I too was just following the herd of sheep, running with those who wanted to see themselves as too smart to believe or trust in God. I kept denying God’s existence… but then, thankfully, I ran out of excuses. I didn’t find God in Babylon; He wasn’t lost. I was lost, and He found me. Blessing to you on your journey.”
In 1991, Cameron married fellow Growing Pains star Chelsea Noble, and together they have six children, four of whom are adopted. Noble is the sister-in-law of former Fuller House star Candace Cameron Bure, who is also a believer.