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BY LAUREN ZIMA
 

Former ‘Growing Pains’ star Kirk Cameron is under fire for comments he made about homosexuality and gay marriage on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. Here’s the clip.

“Do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.”
“Do you think homosexuality is a sin?”
“I think it’s unnatural.”



41-year-old Cameron, who is outspoken about his Christian beliefs, also said he thinks homosexuality is destructive to the foundations of civilization, that he thinks marriage should remain between a man and a woman. And the media is coming for Cameron. Perez Hilton writes:

“So sad. … all he's taken from his religion is outdated bigotry and hatred for those who are different. We'd say that those qualities are far more ‘destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization’ than homosexuality could ever be ...”

Still, a writer for The Janesville Gazette says the debate between Morgan and Cameron exemplified what many debates over gay rights issues lack -- civility.

“No matter your belief on the topic what I found refreshing is how the debate went. It was civil. … they agreed to disagree. It wasn’t a ‘get in your face’ shout fest. … something that is lacking in today’s world.”

Civil debate or not, gay rights organization GLAAD is firing back at Cameron. EW reports:

“‘...Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character,’ said [the] Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD. ‘...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.’”

And a writer for The Miami Herald wonders if all this isn’t about morality -- but about money.

“Kirk Cameron [is] desperately trying to remain in the public eye by using anti-LGBT rhetoric. … [while he tries] to regain notoriety through advancing ignorance, Hollywood’s elite including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, and Martin Sheen are using their voices and popularity to move America closer to equality for everyone ...”

 

 

 

Kirk Cameron Calls Homosexuality 'Unnatural'

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Kirk Cameron Calls Homosexuality 'Unnatural'

 

(Image Source: Flickr / Gage Skidmore)


BY LAUREN ZIMA
 

Former ‘Growing Pains’ star Kirk Cameron is under fire for comments he made about homosexuality and gay marriage on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. Here’s the clip.

“Do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.”
“Do you think homosexuality is a sin?”
“I think it’s unnatural.”



41-year-old Cameron, who is outspoken about his Christian beliefs, also said he thinks homosexuality is destructive to the foundations of civilization, that he thinks marriage should remain between a man and a woman. And the media is coming for Cameron. Perez Hilton writes:

“So sad. … all he's taken from his religion is outdated bigotry and hatred for those who are different. We'd say that those qualities are far more ‘destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization’ than homosexuality could ever be ...”

Still, a writer for The Janesville Gazette says the debate between Morgan and Cameron exemplified what many debates over gay rights issues lack -- civility.

“No matter your belief on the topic what I found refreshing is how the debate went. It was civil. … they agreed to disagree. It wasn’t a ‘get in your face’ shout fest. … something that is lacking in today’s world.”

Civil debate or not, gay rights organization GLAAD is firing back at Cameron. EW reports:

“‘...Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character,’ said [the] Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD. ‘...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.’”

And a writer for The Miami Herald wonders if all this isn’t about morality -- but about money.

“Kirk Cameron [is] desperately trying to remain in the public eye by using anti-LGBT rhetoric. … [while he tries] to regain notoriety through advancing ignorance, Hollywood’s elite including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, and Martin Sheen are using their voices and popularity to move America closer to equality for everyone ...”

 

 

 

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