[BlindGossip] There is an area in Griffith Park where you can take the kiddies for a train ride. A certain actor used to enjoy taking men for another kind of ride in the same area. He would cruise the park, pick up a guy, and then hook up with them in his car. The really ironic thing here is that the actor is so religious that when he was a teen heartthrob (a couple of decades ago) he used to insist that any dialogue that was even the slightest bit sexual or profane be removed from his lines because they violated his sense of decency. He’s all grown up now, but we’re sure his wife really appreciates what a moral man she married.
Well, it certainly has been an interesting week for Kirk Cameron. The evangelical Christian actor made some shocking remarks on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” about homosexuality.
The 41-year-old was asked by Morgan if he thinks homosexuality is a sin.
“I think that it’s unnatural,” Cameron said. “I think that it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” Cameron also spoke out against gay marriage.
He was later praised by Piers for being “brave” and for being “honest to what he believed”. It’s too bad Kirk’s honesty didn’t include telling Piers about his penchant for cruising for men in Griffith Park.
We are not saying that Kirk Cameron is gay. We are just saying that this blind is about him. It’s up to you to decide what he was doing in the car with those men in Griffith Park. And it will be up to Piers Morgan or another interviewer to directly ask Kirk Cameron if he is gay or if he has ever engaged in sexual acts with other men in Griffith Park… or anywhere else.
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From The Chicago Tribune:
GLAAD rips actor Kirk Cameron for remarks on homosexuality
LOS ANGELES, March 4 (TheWrap.com) – Former “Growing Pains” star Kirk Cameron‘s negative comments on homosexuality and gay marriage, made Friday on CNN’s “Pier Morgan Tonight,” have drawn a rapid response from GLAAD.
Cameron said he thought homosexuality was “unnatural.”
“I think that it’s detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization,” the actor told Morgan.
Cameron, who is an evangelical Christian, also spoke out against gay marriage.
“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. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either,” Cameron said. “So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.”
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation issued a statement Saturday in response to the actor’s appearance on the CNN program.
“In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character,” Herndon Graddick, senior director of programs at GLAAD, wrote “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.”
Graddick also addressed Cameron’s remarks regarding gay marriage.
“With an increasing number of states recognizing marriage equality, Americans are seeing that marriage is about committed couples who want to make a lifelong promise to take care of and be responsible for each other and that gay and lesbian couples need equal security and legal protections. That’s not ‘redefining’ anything.”
In brief remarks to TMZ Saturday night, Morgan called Cameron “brave” to voice his beliefs. Morgan said he feels Cameron “was honest to what he believed” even if most people find his views to be “antiquated.”
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