By Adaline Haseltine
After an appearance on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” former “Growing Pains” star, Kirk Cameron, finds himself the brunt of attacks for his answers to questions about same-sex marriage.
Cameron stated on the show that he believes “marriage equality [is] ‘detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.’ He continued, ‘Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve, so I would never try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either,’ Cameron said. ‘So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No I don’t.”’
His remarks on the show have received backlash from The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). The Senior Director of programs at GLAAD said, “In this interview Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character.”
Other actors and actresses have spoken out as well. Celebrity blogger, Perez Hilton, said in his blog, “It’s clear that despite his attempt to soften his opinions with some serious politician-esque dodging of questions, all he’s taken from his religion is outdated bigotry and hatred for those who are different.”
Former star of “The Nanny,” Fran Drescher, said Cameron needs to “rethink what it means to be an American,” and that “he is confusing our country, which is a country that separates church from state, with a religious dictatorship.”
Cameron has responded to the criticisms on his Facebook Page by saying, “In some people’s eyes, my responses were not sufficiently “loving” toward those in the gay community. I can only say that it is my life’s mission to love all people, and that I expressed the same views that are expressed clearly and emphatically throughout the Judeo-Christian scriptures. As a Bible believing Christian, I could not have answered any other way.”
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