Kirk Cameron on Todd Akin: I Respect Him!

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Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is facing criticism and calls to drop out after his shocking remarks about rape this week, but he has at least one supporter left:

Kirk Cameron.

Akin, who opposes abortion even for rape victims, said women are very unlikely to become pregnant from rape anyway, because “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.”

Many national Republicans, including presidential and vice presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, distanced themselves from Akin. Not Kirk.

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Cameron, who's made headlines for calling homosexuality destructive to society, and who also questions evolution, does know about media firestorms.

On CNN this morning, he said Akin merely "mis-phrased something and that he apologized and that [Akin] is clearly a pro-life advocate and I respect him."

Currently a member of Congress, Akin released a statement after the interview saying he “misspoke,” but hasn’t backed away from his remarks.

Despite calls on Akin to get out of the close U.S. Senate race in Missouri, so far he’s staying in, with Cameron saying he supports that decision.

“I’m the kind of person that believes that I would like to be evaluated by my entire career and my entire life, not two words that I would misspeak and then later apologize for,” Cameron told CNN. “So he’s in a tough spot.”

Well, if it were only "legitimate rape," maybe he'd have a case - as in he misspoke and meant a legitimately proven rape, not just a false accusation.

The female body has ways to shut it down, though? Tougher to explain away ... or take seriously anyone who thinks that's remotely the case.

What do you think: Should Akin drop out?

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