Kirk Cameron, the former actor who played Mike Seaver on the old sitcom “Growing Pains,” caused a hailstorm of controversy earlier in March when he took to Piers Morgan Tonight for an interview and ended up calling homosexuality detrimental and destructive.
Today, the 41-year-old evangelical made his way to The Today Show to try and explain his comments.
I was surprised, frankly, that people were surprised by the things that I've said, Cameron said. 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.
He went on later to take a slight attack on the media’s tactics surrounding the matter.
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.
Watch the full interview below.
Web users were none too happy about Cameron's explanation. Here are some of the best repsonses pulled from the web.
Kirk Cameron is a Homophobe who justifies it because he follows noted non-Homophobe Jesus. — John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) March 20, 2012
What Kirk Cameron thinks about Occupy Wall Street:I want a good and loving God who made the world to show us the way for everybody.
— Jane Vandenburgh(@waynesmom) March 20, 2012
Kirk Cameron claims he's not homophobic, but I don't think he understands the meaning of the word -http://tmblr.co/ZeQ_pxIHv53q
— Ruth Schneider (@RuthOUTspoken) March 20, 2012
Kirk Cameron use to be so cute...now he's an asshole with twisted views. So disappointing.
— Ruchi Lee (@Ruchi_Rani) March 20, 2012
— jimmyettele (@jetts31) March 20, 2012