1980s television star Kirk Cameron has sparked controversy over his views on homosexuality and abortion while talking to CNN's Piers Morgan. Kirk Cameron is a Christian actor who starred in television sitcom Growing Pains followed by the largely infamous Left Behind christian movies.
I say good on you Kirk Cameron for speaking up about what you believe in. Do you agree with Kirk Cameron's views? Despite there being calls by gay groups for people to stop idolising Kirk Cameron, he still has my respect, although he hasn't really done much since his stint in Growing Pains back in the 1980s.
I also love Zach Braff's call (below).
Former teen heart throb Kirk Cameron has stirred up a storm of controversy in the US after telling CNN's Piers Morgan that gays are destroying civilisation.
The star of Growing Pains, who appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight, said homosexuality was "unnatural".
"I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilisation," the born again Christian said.
Cameron also criticised gay marriage and told Morgan he would not let his daughter have an abortion if she was raped.
The comments caused an immediate reaction on Twitter, with Cameron trending on and off for the rest of the weekend.
Morgan started it off, saying: "I don't think this Kirk Cameron interview went entirely how he thought it would."
The Huffington Post reported the twit-storm included former fans, celebs and media personalities.
Scrubs star Zach Braff said: "If Kirk Cameron hates gay people, why was he best friends with Boner?"
Actor Debra Messing took a more subtle approach, instead drawing attention instead to Morgan's response: "I want to thank Piers Morgan for his response to what he wud say to HIS child if (s)he came out: 'Great, as long as you're happy'."
Gay rights group GLAAD launched a campaign against the former teen idol and was encouraging its members to sign a petition against him to let him know he's "no longer their idol."
Morgan however has defended Cameron's opinions, saying his remarks were brave.
The Daily Mail quoted Morgan as saying Cameron had stuck to his own moral code and "was honest to what he believed".
He did admit that many people would find Cameron's views "antiquated".