Kirk Cameron’s comments about homosexuality being unnatural on CNN a few days ago have caused the “Growing Pains” star to become public enemy number one in some people’s eyes. Kirk has received so much backlash, in fact, that he’s decided to post a public statement about the controversy on his personal Facebook page.
In the statement, Kirk firmly stands by what he said, including his right to free speech. He even throws in the “I have gay friends” line for good measure.
“In some people’s eyes, my responses were not sufficiently “loving” to…ward those in the gay community. I can only say that it is my life’s mission to love all people, and that I expressed the same views that are expressed clearly and emphatically throughout the Judeo-Christian scriptures. As a Bible believing Christian, I could not have answered any other way.
I’ve been encouraged by the support of many friends (including gay friends, incidentally) in the wake of condemnation by some political advocacy groups. In the case of one of my gay friends, we regularly talk and have healthy and respectful debate. We learn from each other, and serve others alongside one another. I thank God for all of my friends…even when they hold very different views on issues of faith and morality. I do not, however, believe that the right way to advance our views is to resort to name-calling and personal attacks, as some have done to me.”
To read the rest of Kirk’s statement, be sure to head over to Cameron’s official Facebook page. And if you still haven’t seen Kirk’s CNN comments about homosexuality, be sure to watch the video to your left.