Kirk Cameron Speaks Out Against Gay Marriage

    March 20, 2012
    Heather Campobello
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Cameron ticked off quite a few people when he said that he did not support gay marriage and that homosexuality was ”destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” The star of “Growing Pains” is now defending the controversial statement that he made on “Piers Morgan Tonight.”

“I was surprised, frankly, that people were surprised by the things that I’ve said,” he told host Ann Curry. “I have been consistent for 15 years as a Christian. I’m a Bible-believing Christian. What I would have thought was more newsworthy is if I had said something that contradicted the word of God, if I had contradicted my faith.”

Curry then asked Cameron if he hated homosexuals, “Absolutely not,” he said. “I love all people, I hate no one…When you take a subject and reduce it to something like a four-second soundbite and a check mark on a ballot, I think that that’s inappropriate and insensitive. To edit it down to that, it certainly didn’t reflect my full heart on the matter.”

He went on to say, “I think that [homosexuality] is unnatural. I think thast it’s detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

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Cameron went on to explain that he does not hate gays nor anyone, ” He just has convictions that are informed by his Christian faith.”

The Christian movie star and producer spent the last year and a half on a personal journey traveling through europe and the United States in search of what he calls the real national treasure of America: “I’ve got six kids and as a dad, I’m wanting my kids to have a great future and I look at what’s going on around, turn on the news and economically we’re struggling greatly as a nation, we’re 15, 16 trillion dollars in debt — families falling apart, divorce, teenage pregnancy, suicide, crime, drugs, alcohol, so many things. I’m thinking, how can you turn things around culturally? and with so many people playing the blame game, with the right blaming the left and the left blaming the right, I’m thinking maybe there’s a simple solution. If only we could get in a time machine and go back and talk to the men and women who built this country, these courageous moms and dads who went against all odds and started a brand-new idea maybe they could tell us what we’re doing right and wrong and what to do to get on the right track.” His journey led him to create a new documentary titled “Monumental.”

“Monumental” opens up in select theaters on march 27th.

One homosexual individual defended Cameron’s statement and posted after the trailer for his movie on YouTube:

“Im a gay man & had took no offence when watching the Piers & Kirk interview. I didnt see Kirk act/sound hateful. I even saw Kirk hesitate when asked those loaded questions by Piers. Since Piers knows Kirk’s beliefs it is almost as if Piers wanted Kirk to look bad. I think Kirk is being treated unfairly for his honest opinion & beliefs. Quit asking the question(s) if you cannot accept someone’s honest response. You want your opinions respected, so respect Kirk’s.”

  • Jen

    This debate will continue until the end of time. Kirk Cameron had EVERY right to answer the questions asked of him in an honest way, which he did. If the so called gay community gets their nasty in an uproar then too bad. Kirk has the right and decency to stick up for what he believes in and I admire him for it. All the he/she’s and those who can’t remember what the ‘freak’ they are or were can get over it. Live your “fairy””tail” lives then….who cares??? Your gonna do it anyway. It’s all good for Kirk. ‘He’ shines in the eyes of his maker.

  • http://Yahoo Beverly

    I believe in God-Jesus that a marriage is between a man and a woman.
    You can interview so many and you will always find someone to agree with you or disagree.
    Because someone comes along and says marriage should be something other than what the Bible says doesn’t make it so. Do you change your beliefs when someone says something different. If you do, you’ll never come to terms with what you believe is right or wrong-everything is right-can’t live your life that way-how confusing.
    I believe stay true to the Lord.
    I think Kirk was right on.
    I don’t hate, either. I just disagree.
    I would like to thank Kirk. I think he explained very well.

  • Chris Vogel

    Being religious doesn’t disqualify you from being a bigot or your beliefs being irrational, malicious, ignorant hatred. Conservative Christians, over the centuries, demonised and massacred millions of Jews and homosexuals and everybody else who believed differently. It may be that all religion is not bigotry, but Cameron’s certainly is, and it is despicable. And, obviously, his claim that his comments were somehow distorted, is a lie.

    • linda

      this has nothing to do with religion is the word of God and thats abomination to God because he created man and women Adan and Eve and thru all the bible it tells you homosexuallity is abomination to God Kurt is speaking the bible the Word of the almighty and us as christian have to tell people the truth because there is heaven and there is a hell and us as the followers of Jesus is our job to say and do what the bible tell us to do or say regardless is people likes it or not because if they don’t listen on the judgement day they are not going to have excuse in front of the lord. Amen

    • Follower of Jesus

      Chris your hatred towards God is obvious. It is you sir that needs to put your sin aside and seek out the only way you will have any true joy. To live for the moment is only temporary. Imagine if the human race was started with two men or two women…the earth would be empty hence your decision to be gay is wrong and nature proves this. You will remain convinced that “its natural” or genetic but the truth is you just like everyone on this planet enjoys their sin. The answer is turn from our sins and seek out the one that made us all.

  • jackstonewall

    Romans 1:24-27

    New International Version (NIV)

    24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

    26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

  • http://visions7recordings.webs.com jmsvr7

    Gay People like to say that God hates Gay people and anyone who speaks out on what the Bible says about homosexuality is hate speech, when they know very well that God does not hate Gay people what He does hate is SIN, and Homosexuality is SIN and is condemned by a Holy God, just like Rape, Murder, lie-ing, Cheating, Adultry, Fornictacion, Stealing, Beastiality, Greed, Child Trafficing, Prostitution and all other un-godly works! Whether people choose to believe or dis-believe in God is their choice, but reality is: God is going to set up His Kingdom here on earth through His Son Jesus Christ in which SIN will not enter; and people who practice these un-godly acts will not be allowed in Gods Kingdom, but will be condemned to hell forever! The Good news is that Jesus made a way by dying on a cross for our sins who lived a sinless life, all you have to do is REPENT confess your sins to Jesus and ask His forgivenss and make him Lord of your life and you will be saved! the Bible says Today is the Day of Salvation! don’t put it off! you have no gaurantee of tommorow! Tomorrow is on a fools calander’

  • Rasheema Williams

    Giving praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 1st and for most. I think we need way more people like Kirk Cameron to stand up for the word of God and beliefs and standards of God our Father. We are a perrishing generation. Fearful, spineless, weak at the knees, to ashamed to stand up for he who gave his life for us, he who wakes us up everyday, food on our table, shoes on our feet, all to get more fans, more friends, if were famous more money. The bible says if you be ashamed of him, he will be ashamed of u. Who’s blood will be required at your hands because u did not tell them the truth?

  • Rasheema Williams

    Kirk Cameron may God Bless and keep you and your family for keeing the standards and holding up the blood stain banner.