Former '80’s heartthrob and “Growing Pains” star Kirk Cameron is feeling the heat after he voiced his views on gay marriage during an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan.
"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," says Cameron. "So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don't."
Morgan then asked the born-again Christian if he thought homosexuality was a sin. To that, Cameron replied, "I think that it's unnatural. I think that it's -- it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) issued a statement in response to Cameron’s comments. “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.”
Hollywood is also speaking out about Cameron’s anti-gay stance.
While promoting her film “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” Susan Sarandon told HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, "I think, you know, anytime you're excluding people you're really making your life so much less interesting. It's a totally selfish thing -- why wouldn't we want everyone to be as happy as they can? And why would you judge?”
Sarandon went on to say, “You know this is where I think the religious right -- I've got myself in problems with this -- but, I don't believe my Jesus is somebody that would throw people out for loving each other. You know, that's just not the way he rolled. He was exclusively loving, arms open.”
At the Los Angeles premiere of the Proposition 8 play “8,” “Modern Family’s” Jesse Tyler Ferguson told Showbiz Tonight, “I’m very disappointed because I actually had a little bit of a crush on him and now the posters have to come down.”
Actor and activist George Takei said, “He’s entitled to his right to speak, but so are we, and we have on our side the Constitution, which grants equality.”
While Cameron is being met with a lot of backlash over his comments, there are some who agree with him. Fellow born-again Christian Stephen Baldwin tweeted his support, “GREAT JOB Kirk!!! Let's pray one day Piers Morgan finds true Salvation, God Bless!”