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Kirk Cameron on Gay Rights

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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So much for that lovable Mike Seaver rep.

In a sit-down on Piers Morgan Tonight that aired Friday, former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron blasted gay marriage and homosexuality calling it "destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."

And that was just the beginning

When the 41-year-old outspoken "born-again Christian" was asked about his thoughts on gays tying the knot, Cameron said, "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."

And when asked if he thought homosexuality was a sin, Cameron went on to say, "I think that it's unnatural. I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."

But, that wasn't all.

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."





Read more: http://www.eonline.com/news/kirk_cameron_homosexuality_detrimental/298546#ixzz1oAtz4SeC

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CABZS
by Ruby Member on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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We all have a right to believe what we want.

It is sad but those are his beliefs.
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..Kandy.Korn..
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:45 PM
I have nothing nice or constructive to say.
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P.V.Hawkwind
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:46 PM


Quoting CABZS:

We all have a right to believe what we want.



It is sad but those are his beliefs.
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lovinmykiddo07
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:47 PM


Quoting ..Kandy.Korn..:

I have nothing nice or constructive to say.

Same here.


sleezyweezy711
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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It's what he believes. He has a right to it just like everyone else.
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lusyl95
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:47 PM
Exactly!!!

Quoting P.V.Hawkwind:





Quoting CABZS:

We all have a right to believe what we want.





It is sad but those are his beliefs.
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Beautiful31mom
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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Quoting sleezyweezy711:

It's what he believes. He has a right to it just like everyone else.

this. 

Dimples04
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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I happen to agree with him.

Quoting sleezyweezy711:

It's what he believes. He has a right to it just like everyone else.
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anotherhalf
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Is he even anybody's idol any more?  I don't care what he thinks, but he has the right to express his beliefs, just like everyone else.

sleezyweezy711
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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Me too!


Quoting Dimples04:

I happen to agree with him.



Quoting sleezyweezy711:

It's what he believes. He has a right to it just like everyone else.

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