Former “Growing Pains” actor and self-proclaimed born again Christian Kirk Cameron — who last March said that homosexuality is “unnatural” and “destructive” to the foundations of civilization — now says his words were simply a case of the “liberal press” looking for things to twist and take out of context.
In a new interview with the Naples News, Cameron said he had no regrets for what he said in an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan last March, although Morgan “could have eliminated that section.”
In March, after an appearance on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Cameron was thrust back into the spotlight for comments he made about homosexuality being sinful, “unnatural” and “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilizations.”
Even as late as last month, the Huffington Post wrote an article in which Cameron took heat for refusing to meet with LGBT teens during one of his tour stops.
Asked if he had any regrets, Cameron spoke eagerly and openly.
“I’m OK with the way things worked out,” said Cameron. “That’s not to say there’s not a better way of saying something. I think Todd Akin would agree with that.”
Cameron says it was simply a case of the “liberal press” looking for things to twist and take out of context.
“If Piers Morgan were truly concerned about the homosexual community, concerned with people being hurt, he could have eliminated that section, like he did many other parts of our conversation,” Cameron said.
The interview where Cameron’s words were allegedly “twisted” and taken “out of context” is here:
Cameron, 41, best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the ABC television series from 1985 to 1992, is an active Christian evangelist in the ministry he founded, The Way of the Master.
He is currently headlining a 35-city “mass marriage-counseling event” across America called the “Love Worth Fighting For” tour, where audience members can listen to Cameron expound upon traditional marriage values.