Kirk Cameron Asks for Understanding Over His Anti-Gay Remarks

Celebrity News Mar. 6, 2012 AT 3:07PM
Kirk Cameron Asks for Understanding Over His Anti-Gay Remarks Credit: Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call

Kirk Cameron's anti-gay remarks during his interview with Piers Morgan on Friday have taken the world by storm. So much in fact, much of Hollywood's LGBT community and allies have taken a stand on him referring to homosexuality as "unnatural," "detrimental" and "ultimately destructive."

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On Monday, the Growing Pains actor released a statement addressing the controversy he caused, explaining that his remarks weren't intended to offend.

"I spoke as honestly as I could, but some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community. That is not true. I can assuredly say that it's my life's mission to love all people," Cameron told ABC News.

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However, on the same note, the Christian activist, 41, continued to back up his original stance.

"I should be able to express moral views on social issues, especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years —- without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach 'tolerance' that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I'm in the public square."

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Another hard-to-swallow part of the actor's Friday interview was when Morgan asked what he'd say if one of his six children were to come out.

"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," the actor said.

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