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Kirk Cameron :: Likes Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve

by Robert Nesti
EDGE National Arts & Entertainment Editor
Saturday Mar 3, 2012

If watching Kirk Cameron on "Growing Pains" wasn't bad enough, he's back - this time with an evangelistic zeal.

The "Born Again" ex-sit-com star paid a visit to CNN Piers Morgan last night where he was asked about how he felt about gay rights.

Don't expect Cameron heading any gay pride parades this June.

According to the website the Atlantic Wire, "After Morgan broached the topic, Cameron deflected by making reference to Christine O'Donnell's gay-marriage-induced walkout of last summer, but the "Growing Pains" star eventually shared his views:

"I believe marriage was defined by God. 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."

Pressed further to acknowledge whether or not he considers "homosexuality a sin," Cameron said:

"I think that it’s...unnatural. It’s detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."

The Atlantic Wire entry concluded:

"It’s tempting to dismiss Cameron as a sitcom has-been, and in mainstream entertainment, he is. But in the evangelical circles in which he moves and preaches, he is an influential figure: a charismatic and articulate star willing and able to publicly defend and promote their fundamentalist views. He’s even gone so far as to hand out "revised" editions of Charles Darwin’s "On the Origin of Species" on college campuses. His 2008 film, "Fireproof," in which he played an internet-porn-addicted fireman who finds Jesus, was the highest-grossing independent film of that year, earning $33 million at the box office. Do you have any ideas how many copies of Darwin’s scientific masterwork you can defile with that kind of money?"

For their part, GLAAD responded with a statement that read in part: "In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character," said Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD.

Robert Nesti can be reached at rnesti@edgemedianetwork.com.


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