Kirk Cameron tells Daily Beast "I'm not homophobic"

Posted by Sean Bugg
March 20, 2012 2:03 PM |

Kirk Cameron CNN screenshot.png"I thought it was heartless, to tell you the truth, to take a few subjects, which are very important, he crammed it into a rapid-fire, machine-gun format where my ideas got reduced to four-second soundbites. In my opinion, those subjects can only be properly addressed in the context of a relationship, with the person who is asking me those questions. When my friend who came to me and said you’re the first person I’m telling this to, I’ve known you for 10 years, I’m gay. I could tell how difficult it was. It’s personal. It’s sensitive. It’s difficult. He was nervous what my reaction would be. I said, 'Dude, you know me. I love you. There’s nothing you could ever tell me that would make me not love you and care about you.' If Piers had asked me that: what do you think about homosexuals? What do you think about the gay community?"

Child star turned evangelical preacher and Christian movie-maker Kirk Cameron in an interview with gay writer Ramin Setoodeh for the Daily Beast. Cameron caused a stir two weeks ago on CNN's Piers Morgan interview show by declaring homosexuality "unnatural" and calling gay marriage "destrutive to so many o the foundations of civilizations."

In the new interview, Cameron tells Setoodeh, "I'm not homphobic. ... That pains me in my heart to think that someone who is gay would think that I don’t love them and care about them." 

However, when Setoodeh asked about his the actor's comments and beliefs about gay marriage, Cameron's publicist stepped in to stop the line of questioning. (The Daily Beast)

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