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March 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former child star-turned evangelist Kirk Cameron was slammed by the gay-rights group GLAAD over the weekend after he denounced homosexuality as “unnatural … detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” Appearing on Piers Morgan’s CNN talk show Friday, Cameron, who costarred in the 1980s on the sitcom Growing Pains, also blasted gay marriage. “It was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve,” he said, “One man, one woman for life till death do you part.” In a statement, Herndon Graddick, senior director of programs at GLAAD, said that Cameron “sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character” and added that he “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.” But speaking to the celebrity website, Morgan defended Cameron, saying that he was “pretty brave” for speaking out. “I felt that he was honest to what he believed,” Morgan said, “and I don’t think he was expecting the furor that it created.”