Piers Morgan to Grill Michele Bachmann After Kirk Cameron Same-Sex Marriage Interview: Being Gay is ‘Bondage’?

 @EllenKilloran
on March 05 2012 5:04 PM
Kirk Cameron
Kirk Cameron has finally responded to the critics who condemned his anti-gay rhetoric on “Piers Morgan Tonight” last week. He said that he was accused of “hate speech” when his “life’s mission is to love all people.” Reuters

Piers Morgan will question Michele Bachmann about her own views on same-sex marriage after Kirk Cameron's comments on the matter were met with outrage, ridicule, and a petition to let the forming Growing Pains star know he's no longer an idol (as if we needed a petition to confirm that).

Cameron appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight on Friday, and made some damaging (if unsurprising) comments about his views on gay marriage.

I think that it's unnatural, Cameron said. 'I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.

Michele Bachmann's interview won't air on Piers Morgan until Monday night, but it was taped earlier in the day, and Morgan tweeted a clip of what he dubbed a heated debate.

Based on the short clip, it appears that Morgan may have previously referred to the Cameron interview and asked Bachmann to put in her two cents on the issue.

I am not here as anybody's judge, Bachmann said.

But you've been pretty judgmental in the past, come on, Morgan replied.

To which Bachman said, Well, that's rude. That's absolutely rude. I'm not a judgmental person.

I believe in traditional values, she continued. I believe in marriage between a man and a woman. But I don't think that's bigoted.

Morgan then read back a statement Bachmann made in 2004, where she argued that homosexuality leads to the personal enslavement of individuals. Because if you're involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it's bondage.

Somewhat tongue-twisted, Bachmann continued a blanket denial when Morgan suggested that comment was fairly judgmental.

I'm not here as anybody's judge, Bachmann insisted.

Bachmann, currently member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Minnesota's 6th district, made a bid for the Republican Presidential nomination but dropped out the race in January 2012. The Tea Party member was outspoken about her conservative family values, a position that was complicated by rumors her husband, Marcus Bachmann, might be gay.

Kirk Cameron abandoned a mainstream Hollywood career shortly after becoming a born-again Christian towards the end of the Growing Pains sitcom's successful seven-season run. He has since been a vocal advocate for conservative Christianity; in 2009, he announced plans to print an altered version of Charles Darwin's Origin of the Species book which pointed out Darwin's supposed connection to Adolf Hitler, and what Cameron characterized as racism and disdain for women.

Watch a teaser of Bachmann's Piers Morgan Tonight interview here:

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