Corey Bernstein is a 17-year-old resident of New Jersey and co-chair of the Youth Caucus at Garden State Equality, the state’s organization for LGBT civil rights. In an email sent to [creationist nutbag Kirk] Cameron through his manager on Friday, Bernstein wrote that he had “endured brutal bullying” in high school because he was gay, and invited Cameron to a lunch on Saturday along with other members of the LGBT community in Ocean Grove.
“In a kind, respectful and constructive way, we’d like to talk to you about the pain your words about being LGBT have personally caused me and other LGBT youth,” Bernstein wrote. “Your statement that being LGBT is ‘destructive to our
civilization,’ when millions of LGBT people like me try our very best every day to make our world a better place, was like a knife in the heart.”
Despite Bernstein’s heartfelt plea, Cameron declined