It goes without saying that when it comes to the still touchy subject of homosexuality everybody has their own opinions. However, when going public as Kirk Cameron has it is obvious that his remarks will be under scrutiny for some time now. Of course, some voices argue that Kirk Cameron’s controversial remarks on homosexuality have been an actual act of bravery, but the truth is it will cost him significant popularity points.
Kirk Cameron, the former star from “Growing Pains” appeared Friday on “Pier Morgan Tonight” at CNN. A straightforward interview you’d imagine, but his statements during the show will surely keep him in the headlines of the pro homosexual media. Still, it shouldn’t be a surprise. In the end, Kirk Cameron has made it very clear from long time ago he is an evangelical Christian.
Perhaps Cameron should have stopped at a mild “I don’t support homosexuality and don’t believe in gar marriage” kind of statement. But he went at it head first calling homosexuality “unnatural”, “detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization”.
Pushed by CNN’s host Pier Morgan, Cameron also argued that since forever, marriage has been a union between one man and one woman, so he and nobody else for that matter should never make the attempt to redefine what marriage is. He ended his little speech: “So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t”.
Kirk Cameron’s radical views have been called “brave” and “honest” by Pier Morgan. He told TMZ that from his point of view, Cameron “was honest to what he believed. And I don’t think he was expecting the kind of furor that it’s created”. However, even Cameron felt it was “very strange” that the actor stated he would not allow his daughter to have an abortion if she were raped, adding “that you can take the biblical thing too far”.
Even if Cameron’s interview with Pier Morgan wasn’t meant to cause such a fuss, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) reacted promptly. Herndon Graddick, senior director of programs at GLAAD said that the actor “is out of step with a growing majority of Americans” and “gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be loved and accepted based on their character and not condemned because of their sexual orientation”.