Kirk Cameron Digs A Deeper Hole

Kirk Cameron is defending himself after getting major heat for intolerant statements on homosexuality and gay marriage. Does his new statement help or hurt?

Kirk CameronKirk Cameron says he loves all people, despite obviously hating homosexuals. After catching major flack for speaking out against gay marriage and the gay lifestyle on Piers Morgan Tonight last week, the actor explained his beliefs in greater depth on his Facebook page.

"I was asked to express my views about homosexuality, gay marriage and abortion. While that was not the agreed-upon purpose of the interview, I was pleased to answer Piers' questions as honestly as I could," Cameron wrote.

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"In some people's eyes, my responses were not sufficiently 'loving' toward those in the gay community. I can only say that it is my life's mission to love all people, and that I expressed the same views that are expressed clearly and emphatically throughout the Judeo-Christian scriptures. As a Bible believing Christian, I could not have answered any other way."

"I've been encouraged by the support of many friends (including gay friends, incidentally) in the wake of condemnation by some political advocacy groups," he continued. "In the case of one of my gay friends, we regularly talk and have healthy and respectful debate. We learn from each other, and serve others alongside one another. I thank God for all of my friends... even when they hold very different views on issues of faith and morality. I do not, however, believe that the right way to advance our views is to resort to name-calling and personal attacks, as some have done to me. I also believe that freedom of speech and freedom of religion go hand-in-hand in America. 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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"I hope more than a few people could see the large volume of secularist morality being imposed on me," Cameron concluded. "In any society that is governed by the rule of law, some form of morality is always imposed. It's inescapable. But it is also a complicated subject, and that is why I believe we need to learn how to debate these things with greater love and respect."

You know who's not buying it? GLAAD.

"Saying that gay people are 'detrimental to civilization' might be 'loving' in Kirk Cameron's mind, but it's gay youth and victims of bullying who truly suffer from adults like Cameron who espouse these ideas," said GLAAD senior director Herndon Graddick.

Tell us: What do you think of Kirk Cameron's newest statement?

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Kristle March 13, 2012 | 4:05 PM

I think everyone is entitled to feel how they feel and believe what they believe. However, I do not believe that everyone should assume they have the right to tell me how to live my life and whether or not I am living it right to their standards. Homoual people are still people!! How is anything they do directly affecting the lives of heteroual people?!? Where is the "rulebook" that says it is wrong?! I must have missed that one being published. Who cares and why do you care so much?? I voted for same marriage because I believe you should be able to marry whoever it may be that you love. Hell, homoual marriages last longer than heteroual marriages anyways! @Susan exactly what "terrible effects" has homouality had on the kids today? I introduced the subject to my 4 year old when he asked a question and his response? " oh, can I play outside?" ooh what terrible effects that is!! I actually happen to believe that people who condemn their own children and teach them to hate people based on their orientation are the ones doing the real harm here. Go ahead, tell your child you disown him/her because he/she has an orientation you disagree with..how much damage do you think that will do?? I get crap everyday because my son wants to try on high heels in the store and yep! I let him!! I don't care what anyone else has to say about it. What is wrong with my lil man wanting to be like his mommy? His dad isn't in the picture so who else is he supposed to look up to an emulate? I absolutely refuse to teach my son that pink is for girls only etc. etc. and that you can only love a woman or else!! how ridiculous!

Megan March 07, 2012 | 8:32 AM

You can excuse your hate under any umbrella you want - religion, opinion, whatever - but it's still hate. And I'm sorry, but blaming the s for everything that's wrong with this country is possibly the single most ridiculous political statement I've ever heard.

Jenna March 07, 2012 | 2:19 AM

Loving someone with all your heart is not unnatural. Who cares what's between their legs.

SUSAN G March 06, 2012 | 11:00 PM

Obviously the writer here is very biased and thinks Kirk is wrong is saying what he truly believes. I happen to agree with Kirk 100%. Homouality is unnatural and wrong and shouldn't be taught that it is right. It's the whole Homoual movement and Agenda that got us to where we are today, and it has had a terrible effect on the kids of today. A person can justify anything if he really wants to. Just because he can do it, doesn't make it right. The truth about intolerance is that anyone who disagrees about homouality is called 'intolerant'. The 'other side' are the ones who are intolerant by calling names and thinking that just because we disagree with what you do, we are the wrong ones. We are the normal ones. And there are millions of Americans who feel just like I do. But now since there are laws pushed by the homouals, we can't disagree with their lifestyle or say that it's wrong, or unnatural. It always has been wrong, and always will be, no matter how much legislation is passed.

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