After recently appearing on Piers Morgan and openly discussing his anti-gay beliefs, Kirk Cameron got slammed by a number of stars for his "hate speech." Stars Slam Kirk Cameron For His Anti-Gay "Hate Speech"
Former costars and other celebs took to social media to voice their opposition to Kirk's opinions that homosexuality is "unnatural," "detrimental," and "ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."
Now, Kirk is calling foul, saying he loves all people despite what his celebrity friends declared around the web.
In an email to ABCNews.com, the married star defended himself, saying: "I spoke as honestly as I could, but some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community. That is not true. I can assuredly say that it's my life's mission to love all people."
He went on to note that he should be able to express his "moral views on social issues" such as homosexuality 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." Grow Up, Kirk Cameron! The Actor's Painfully Homophobic Rant
Of course, he has a right to his opinion and religious beliefs, but some people are saying his comments are anything but loving and only serve to perpetuate hate.
GLAAD spokesman Herndon Graddick had this to say about Kirk's comments: "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."
We totally support every person's right to free speech, including the comments made in response to Kirk's interview, but the conversation definitely gets complicated when celebs step in to voice their views. Kirk Cameron Not Into Other Women
What do you think: were Kirk's comments "hate speech," or did his celebrity friends overreact?
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