Kirk Cameron angers GLAAD with gay marriage comments
Kirk Cameron has drawn fire from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation after he made comments on Piers Morgan Tonight back on Friday saying homosexuality is a sin and gay marriage shouldn't be allowed. You'd think by now they'd know that's how Mike Seaver from Growing Pains felt about things.
Morgan started the whole thing during a dicussion by asking Cameron about marriage rights for gays, to which the outspoken evangelical Christian answered: "I believe that marriage was defined by God a long time ago. Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the Garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life, 'til 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."
Piers then asked if Kirk thought being gay was a sin, so he answered that, too. "I think that it’s unnatural," Cameron said. "I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization." He also talked about how he'd react to a child being gay and discussed states legalizing gay marriage, but you can watch that in the video above.
GLAAD wasn't having any of it, launching an online petition against Kirk and responding to his statement with their own statement.
"In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character," GLAAD senior director of programs Herndon Graddick said, according to Entertainment Weekly. "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."
There's no telling why GLAAD sounds so surprised this is Kirk's response, because he's been a hardcore Christian advocate for years. He even starred in a video promoting creationism years ago -- the infamous one in which New Zealand-born minister Ray Comfort uses a banana (a.k.a. "the atheist's nightmare") as proof there is a God. Instead of weighing in on this further, we'll just provide that clip below.