Amid serious backlash against Kirk Cameron's anti-gay comments last Friday, CNN host Pierce Morgan called Cameron "brave" for voicing his opinion against gay marriage, which ticked a lot of people off.
"I think that it's unnatural," Cameron said Friday
during an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN. "I think that it's detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."
Morgan told TMZ
that he feels Cameron "was honest to what he believed" even if most people find his views to be "antiquated."
The 41-year-old childhood actor is a born-again Christian who hosts an evangelical show called The Way of the Master
. He has also appeared in evangelical movies including Left Behind: World at War
"In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980's TV character," gay-rights group Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
(GLAAD) fired back.
"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," the organization said in a statement.
Alan Thicke, who played Cameron's father on Growing Pains, tweeted, "I'll address kirk's comments as soon as I recover from rush limbaugh's."
An online petition
has been launched against Cameron by GLAAD. Over 2000 people have signed it, telling the actor "it's time to finally grow up."