Tell Kirk Cameron It's Time to Finally Grow Up
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Tell Kirk Cameron It's Time to Finally Grow Up

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      GLAAD

Last night on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” anti-gay actor and former teen idol Kirk Cameron spoke out against marriage equality as well as gay Americans.

Cameron described his personal bias against gay people by saying:

"I think that it's - it's - it's unnatural. I think that it's - it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."

“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, 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.”

Piers Morgan disagreed with Cameron when asked what he would do if one of his kids came out. Morgan said: "If one of my sons [came out], I'd say 'that's great son, as long as you're happy.'"

Best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the 1980s television series "Growing Pains", Cameron also spoke out against marriage equality in the interview:

"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," explains Cameron. "So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don't."

Herndon Graddick of GLAAD responded:
“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,” said Graddick.

Watch Kirk's comments and read more at  http://www.glaad.org/wherearetheynow

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    • R W BRISTOL, TN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Kirk, why don't you take all your friends who believe the same as you do and overthrow some underprivileged country and turn it into the Best Bigot Country in the World. Oh, "Straight people make Gay babies" maybe you made one and just don't know it yet

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    • Adam Vander Schaaf HOLLY SPRINGS, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      Love is love. To praise one kind of love and condemn another is not only wrong, but unChristian.

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    • Gwen D TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am tired of smug evangelicals assuming that everyone must follow their narrow set of rules and trying to shove them down everyone else's throat. Live and let live!

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    • Christine C DENVER, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      tired of hearing hypocritical people twist a faith to fit their own insecurities and hatered, get out of the closet kirk, i highly doubt you or your wife were virgins before marriage. practice what you preach or go re read your bible again. no matter what you believe in or what your faith is, what kirk cameron is spreading is intolerance and hate. what will you do if one of your children or nieces or nephews turn out gay? hate them too? grow up

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    • Dianne A. SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Hey Kirk my gay daughter is not a "detriment to civilization." I live 5 minutes from Ocean Grove, but won't be attending to listen to your old-school rhetoric on marriage. What makes you such an authority on the definitaion of marriage? You are so yesterday. Get over your GROWING PAINS and grow up already.

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