Kirk Cameron Helps Spread Anti-Darwin Message at Purdue U

Comfort and Cameron to distribute more than 100,000 copies of the book on university campuses

Kirk Cameron didn't evolve into a mediocre actor, whose career peaked on "Growing Pains," he was created that way.

Cameron and California-based Christian minister Ray Comfort are on a mission to spread their belief that evolution is wrong.

Their Christian activist group has gone to Purdue University's main campus to hand out 2,000 copies of Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species" with a 50-page introduction intended to debunk his theory of evolution.

The giveaway Thursday is part of a nationwide effort by Comfort and Cameron to distribute more than 100,000 copies of the book on university campuses.

Cameron told People Magazine back in September that Darwin's observations on the finches of the Galapagos Islands are resposible for our Godless nation.

"Atheism has been on the rise for years now, and the Bible of the atheists is The Origin of Species," Cameron tells People. "We have a situation in our country where young people are entering college with a belief in God and exiting with that faith being stripped and shredded. What we want to do is have student make an informed, educated decision before they chuck their faith."

The 50 page introduction that Cameron helped pen includes passages that link Darwins work with Nazi eugenics and overall mysogyny.

"You can see where [Hitler] clearly takes Darwin's ideas to some of their logical conclusions and compares certain races of people to lower evolutionary life forms," Cameron told People. "If you take Darwin's theory and extend it to its logical end, it can be used to justify all number of very horrendous things."

Pastor Jared Brothers of Stringtown Church of God in Covington, about 30 miles southwest of West Lafayette, was among those distributing the anti-Darwin book to students. 

"I don't believe in evolution. I am all about a personal relationship with God. The main thing is to get some literature into people's hands and to get God's word out. That's the goal," Brothers said.

Purdue senior Mike Brownstein was among students accepting the free book. 

"Comfort is wrong. And I don't think they are accomplishing what they set out to do. All these people are getting a free 'Origin of Species.' If they read the book they'll see through (the introduction)," Brownstein said.

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