Piers Morgan Deems Kirk Cameron Brave for Calling Homosexuality 'Destructive'

March 05, 2012 05:05:30 GMT

While the 'Piers Morgan Tonight' host defends Cameron, GLAAD hits back by saying that the former 'Growing Pains' star 'sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character' in the interview.

Piers Morgan Deems Kirk Cameron Brave for Calling Homosexuality 'Destructive'
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Amid the controversy caused by the statement he made against homosexuality and gay marriage, Kirk Cameron finds one person who applauded him for having the guts to stick to his belief. When asked to weigh in by TMZ, Piers Morgan of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" deems the Mike Seaver of "Growing Pains" brave.

Acknowledging that many people would find Cameron's views "antiquated," Morgan told the gossip site, "I think that he was pretty brave to say what he said. I felt that he was honest to what he believes." He later took to Twitter to further explain, "Note: definition of word 'brave' is 'ready to endure pain or danger'. And comes from Latin word 'barbarus'."

Cameron drew criticism toward himself for his comments on the Friday, March 2 edition of "Piers Morgan Tonight". Speaking of gay marriage, he said, "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. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don't."

Asked whether he thought homosexuality was a sin, the born-again Christian replied, "I think that it's unnatural. I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization." He further suggested that he wouldn't be so accepting if one of his sons tells him he was gay.

"I wouldn't say 'That's great, son, as long as you're happy,' " the father of six admitted. He continued to express his thought on the matter, "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.' "

GLAAD was quick to respond to Cameron's remarks. Herndon Graddick, the organization's Senior Director of Programs, said in a statement, "In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character. 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."

Graddick further pointed out, "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."


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posted by TBird on Mar 09, 2012
Could not Piers have done this during the interview? He goaded Kirk Cameron into making an inflammatory statement. Kirk Cameron was gracious but did state his beliefs, which took a lot of courage. No more Piers for me.
posted by Bob on Mar 06, 2012
Seldom with Piers, but I am on this one. Kirk Cameron is brave. Pray that he, unlike that toad Rush, will refuse to back down.
posted by Tulip on Mar 06, 2012
Seven states did not vote for it. The only way they win is through liberal legislation from the bench, judges, etc. They never win with a vote from the people.
posted by Generation on Mar 06, 2012
Herndon Graddick obviously does not recognize the Bible as the authority on marriage. Wonder if he is Talmudist like many of the other media moguls.
posted by flower on Mar 05, 2012
congratulation to Cameron for showing real courage and he is so right.God bless him.
posted by Thankyoukirk on Mar 05, 2012
It was so refreshing to hear someone finally stand up for marriage without being afraid. Marriage is between a man and woman anything else is not natural/.
posted by amyecurtis on Mar 05, 2012
In response to the recent media "tar & feather" attacks, spurred on by GLAAD: Kirk Cameron, is a classy guy -- as he is also intelligent. He's entitled to his own set of beliefs and opinions, just as we all are. And, just because seven states are for it -- doesn't mean everyone is, or should be. What is idiotic -- is when some people disagree with others, they're automatically labeled as being a "zealot, idiot, hater, hypocrite, etc..." -- while expressing their personal views, and taking a stand on their core values of life.
posted by Mara.lee on Mar 05, 2012
We don't have to swallow the gay agenda. Glad Cameron stand by what he believe. GOD bless you Cameron.
posted by blindmen on Mar 05, 2012
Proverbs 14:12- There is a way that seems right to man, But its end is the way of death.
posted by Sandy on Mar 05, 2012
How is it not "redefining" anything? Whether you support or oppose gay marriage, the fact remains that if you look up the definition of marriage in an older dictionary it specifically says "between a man and a woman." So if the definition meant between a man and a woman, which it did, then you ARE redefining it when you... well... redefine it. That's just obvious. I'm surprised that a Senior Director of Programs from GLAAD would make such an idiotic statement. Sorry, ut anything that easy to disprove truly is idiotic.

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