On Friday (March 2), CNN’s Piers Morgan (Piers Morgan Tonight) interviewed Kirk Cameron in which he asked Cameron if he thought homosexuality was a sin. Cameron replied, “I think that it’s unnatural, I think that it’s detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” The reply to Piers’ question was honest and heartfelt in that he shared his personal, innermost beliefs with the world, only to have the ‘world’ condemn him for it.
Cameron’s reply caused an outcry among many individuals, including the organization, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). People took to the social networks to voice their opinion regarding Cameron’s statements with most of the opinions being unfavorable. On Twitter, Cameron was called a bigot while GLAAD started a petition to notify Cameron that he is no longer a teen idol and he needs to grow up.
Cameron believes being gay is ‘unnatural,’ not beneficial (detrimental) and not constructive (ultimately destructive) to civilization. He does not support gay marriage. Assumingly, he would not ‘feel’ comfortable to be in an intimate relationship with someone of the same sex. He has that basic human right to verbalize that feeling.
The same perspective holds true for the gay/lesbian individuals. The gay and lesbian populations claim it feels uncomfortable for them to be intimate with someone of the opposite sex. They also have that basic human right to verbalize that feeling.
So does it make Cameron a bigot for being true to himself by answering a question honestly? Should he fabricate his feelings in favor of the popular perspective?
Both ‘feelings’ are sincere to the individual. Cameron, along with the gay/lesbian populations, deserves respect. It portrays an intolerance when an individual is condemned for verbalizing their innermost feelings.
Kirk Cameron stated his beliefs as an evangelical Christian. His beliefs are akin to numerous other individuals. Conversely, there are many Christians in support of gay marriage.
As long as Cameron does not impose his beliefs on others or begins to protest funerals, he is free to verbalize his religious beliefs without condemnation.
Supporting gay marriage does not condone publicly intimidating a person’s religious beliefs.
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