Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Kirk Cameron, star of ABC’s classic hit show “Growing Pains,” and feature films including “Left Behind,” “Fireproof,” and now the host of the American Campfire Revival about the dangers of being a child star, if Gen Z & young people can save America, and how faith might be able to help us bridge the political divide. Kirk first discusses what it was really like to be a child star. He talks about the insanity that resulted from him being the star of the 80s sitcom “Growing Pains” and corrects some of the tabloid rumors about him. He shares why he would never want his kids to be child actors and why he’s lucky to have survived the whole ordeal. Kirk describes how he went from being an atheist to a devout christian and how it changed how some scenes from “Growing Pains” were filmed. Kirk shares why he thinks there is a growing desire to incorporate more faith and values into America’s arts and entertainment. He sees a change in Generation Z and discusses the importance in older generations steering them in positive directions that inspire them. He describes how the young have always had more passion and energy to change the world, but it’s the older generation’s responsibility to teach them the importance of our history. Kirk explains why he started the American Campfire Revival and how he is trying to promote positive change. He discusses the importance of us having conversations about American history and addressing the ideas of the founding fathers that have led to the United States of America becoming the richest and freest nation in the history of the world. Kirk discusses how despite the political divide, we all want similar things, but have different ideas of how to get there. He shares why we need to get away from thinking that big government can solve our problems and why a small government and a focus on individual self-governance and self-determination could put our country on a better path and possibly lead to a spiritual revival.
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