The former sitcom star Kirk Cameron angered many during a CNN interview Friday, by voicing his opinion on homosexuality and gay marriage.
Cameron, who is best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the 1980s television series “Growing Pains,” spoke out against marriage equality, calling it “unnatural.”
He told Piers Morgan, “I think that it’s – it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
“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,” Cameron said.
“So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.”
GLAAD was up in arms over the performance, Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD released a statement:
“In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character,” said Graddick. “Cameron is out of step with a growing majority of Americans, particularly people of faith who believe that their gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be loved and accepted based on their character and not condemned because of their sexual orientation.”
“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,” He said.
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