Kirk Cameron: Homosexuality Is 'Destructive'

Piers Morgan grills former teen heartthrob on anti-gay-marriage views
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2012 2:29 PM CST

Former sitcom star Kirk Cameron flexed his anti-gay-marriage muscle on Piers Morgan last night, the Huffington Post reports. The 1980s Growing Pains heartthrob called homosexuality "unnatural ... I think it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization." Now a "devoted follower of Jesus Christ," Cameron said God has defined marriage "a long time ago ... 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."

Asked how he'd react if one of his kids were gay, Cameron said he'd "have a heart to heart with them, just like you'd do with your kids." Morgan fired back: "I'd say, 'That's great, son! As long as you're happy.' What would you say?" Cameron's answer entered tricky territory: "Just because you feel one way doesn't mean we should act on everything we feel." Hmmmm. Not surprisingly, GLAAD fired off a statement saying "Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character." More on that at The Hollywood Reporter. (More Kirk Cameron stories.)

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