Actor Hatefully Accused of Hate Speech
In an interview with Piers Morgan Friday night, actor Kirk Cameron created a bit of an uproar.
Cameron, who played wholesome Mike Seaver on the late eighties sitcom, called homosexuality “destructive” and gay marriage “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
The comments sparked a firestorm from the gay community, other celebrities and even from some of his former onscreen family. Onscreen sister Tracy Gold tweeted that she is “a strong supporter of the #LGBT Community, and I believe in equal rights for all.” Alan Thicke, who played Cameron’s dad on the sitcom, tweeted that he is “getting him some new books. The Old Testament simply can’t be expected to explain everything.”
Americans must beware not to openly expressing their normalcy, a problem that Cameron addressed in response to the outrage.
I should be able to express moral views on social issues, especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years — without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach ‘tolerance’ that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I’m in the public square.