Kirk Cameron shocked everyone when he said he believed being gay was “unnatural.” Mostly because a lot of people thought Kirk Cameron was gay.
Anyway, Cameron offended the LGBT community and their allies after he referred to homosexuality as “unnatural,” “detrimental” and “ultimately destructive.”
Now, the “Growing Pains” actor has released a statement addressing the controversy and asking the public for some understanding.
"I spoke as honestly as I could, but some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community,” Kirk said. “That is not true. I can assuredly say that it's my life's mission to love all people.”
Oh, that kind of love. The “I hate everything about you and think you're detrimental society but hey, I still love you!” kind of love. Gee, thanks.
"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."
Speaking of square, Kirk also commented on what he’d tell his kids if they were gay.
"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.”