Kirk Cameron sat down with Piers Morgan Tonight on Friday, and blasted gay marriage and homosexuality saying it’s “destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
The 41-year-old former ‘Growing Pains’ actor is a born-again Christian, and is very outspoken in his beliefs. When Piers asked him about gay marriage, Kirk replied “Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the Garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either.”
“So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.”
Piers went even further, asking Kirk if he believes homosexuality is a sin. Cameron said “I think that it’s unnatural. I think that it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
Piers Morgan continued to discuss the topic with the father of six, asking Cameron what he would say to one of his sons if he told him he was gay.
And Cameron admitted he wouldn’t be so accepting.
“I wouldn’t say ‘That’s great, son, as long as you’re happy.’ I’m going to say, There are all sorts of issues we need to wrestle through in our life. Just because you feel one way doesn’t mean we should act on everything we feel.”
Following the interview, Cameron’s comments ignited a firestorm with gay rights groups like GLAAD, which launched a campaign against the former teen idol, encouraging its members to sign a petition against him to let him know he’s “no longer their idol.”
“In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character,” said Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD.
“Cameron is out of step with a growing majority of Americans … with an increasing number of states recognizing marriage equality, Americans are seeing that marriage is about committed couples who want to make a lifelong promise to take care of and be responsible for each other and that gay and lesbian couples need equal security and legal protections. That’s not ‘redefining’ anything.”
Where do you stand on the issue? Do you think Kirk should have kept his mouth shut – or is he just using his right to free speech? I think everyone gets so stinking pissy these days whenever people speak their mind. So on one hand, I think Kirk has gone a bit nuts, on the other – I think this is what he believes, he has the right to say it.
Here’s part of the interview!