March 7, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Actor Kirk Cameron is holding his ground after an interview on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight in which he squarely defended Christian belief regarding homosexual behavior.
During the March 2 interview, Morgan asked Cameron if he regards homosexuality as a sin. Cameron answered that “it’s unnatural” and added that “I think that it is detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
After Morgan claimed he would tell his homosexual child: “That’s great, son, as long as you’re happy,” Cameron replied: “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.”
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Although Morgan claims to be a Catholic, he is openly supportive of the homosexual political agenda, which is in opposition to Catholic doctrine.
Following an outcry from homosexualist groups and their allies in the major media, Cameron stood his ground.
“I spoke as honestly as I could, but some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community,” he told ABC News in an emailed statement. “That is not true. I can assuredly say that it’s my life’s mission to love all people.”
“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,” he added.
Cameron’s comments reflect the Bible’s firm denunciations of homosexual activity, which can be found in most religions and societies. In the New Testament, in the first chapter of the Letter of Paul to the Romans, the Bible calls homosexual behavior “against nature” and “filthy.”
Cameron on abortion
The former star of the 1980s sitcom “Growing Pains” also raised liberal eyebrows by condemning abortion in no uncertain terms, referring to it as “murdering a little child.”
“I think it’s wrong under any circumstances,” he told Morgan, adding that “I think that someone who is ultimately willing to murder a child, even to fix another tragic and devastating situation, like rape or incest or things like that, is not taking the moral high ground. I think we’re compounding the problem by also murdering a little child.”
“Could you honestly look a daughter in the eye if she was raped and say you’ve got to have that child?” asked Morgan, who claimed surprise when Cameron replied “yes of course.”
“I find it amazing that people would say that,” Morgan responded.
“Oh but because I love my daughter, I love that little child,” said Cameron. “This is a little creature made in God’s image. Perhaps imagine if you were the result of that, and you had been aborted, we wouldn’t be here having this conversation. And so I value life above all things.”
Fellow actors chime in
Two former Growing Pains co-stars joined numerous other Hollywood personalities to tweet their dissent from Cameron’s Christian morality.
Former co-star Tracey Gold, who played Cameron’s sister on the show, tweeted: “I am a strong supporter of the #LGBT Community, and I believe in equal rights for all. #NOH8 #LOVE.”
Alan Thicke, who played Cameron’s father, tweeted: “I’m getting him some new books. The Old Testament simply can’t be expected to explain everything” and later “I love Kirk but I may have to spank him…‘tho not in a gay way!”
Stephen Baldwin stood out as the only actor reported to have supported Cameron, tweeting: “GREAT JOB Kirk !!! Let’s pray one day Piers Morgan finds true Salvation, God Bless!”
Morgan himself, interviewed by celebrity gossip site TMZ, said that he thought Cameron was “pretty brave” to express his views on the subject, but added that “many would call it an antiquated view about many of these issues” and that he found Cameron’s answer on not agreeing to an abortion for his daughter if she had conceived by rape “very strange.”