“Growing Pains” star Kirk Cameron is defending controversial statements he made earlier this month on “Piers Morgan Tonight” about homosexuality and gay marriage.
Cameron created a stir when he said that he did not support gay marriage and that homosexuality was “destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
Tuesday on the “Today Show,” Cameron stood by his statements, but didn’t understand why it was such a big controversy.
“I was surprised, frankly, that people were surprised by the things that I’ve said,” he told host Ann Curry. “I have been consistent for 15 years as a Christian. I’m a Bible-believing Christian. What I would have thought was more newsworthy is if I had said something that contradicted the word of God, if I had contradicted my faith.”
Curry asked the actor if he hated homosexuals.
“Absolutely not,” he said. “I love all people, I hate no one…When you take a subject and reduce it to something like a four-second soundbite and a check mark on a ballot, I think that that’s inappropriate and insensitive. To edit it down to that, it certainly didn’t reflect my full heart on the matter.”