Get ready for your childhood to be marred a little. On the March 2 episode of Piers Morgan Tonight, former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron spoke out about his strong religious beliefs, taking specific aim at gay marriage. Cameron's knack for unbridled commentary reared its head again as he condemned homosexuality as ""destructive to so many foundations of civilization."" When Morgan baited him with the notion of acceptance in regard to the hypothetical situation in which his own children questioned their sexuality, Cameron side-stepped the question but eventually said, he would urge his children not to act on every feeling. Needless to say, this angered the LGBT community and its supporters.
Since then, GLAAD released a statement saying Cameron is ""out of step"" and several celebrities and comedians have taken to social media to blast the actor for his insensitive remarks - even his former Growing Pains co-stars Tracy Gold and Alan Thicke are making their opinions heard.
Watch the CNN clip of Cameron's remarks and see how his peers are reacting:
Patti Stanger (Millionaire Matchmaker)
Omg he's detrimental & destructive to mankind! RT @eonline: Kirk Cameron: Homosexuality Is ""Detrimental and Destructive""
Josh Charles (The Good Wife)
Growing Pains. "@piersmorgan: I don't think this Kirk Cameron interview went entirely how he thought it would... #CNN"
Alan Thicke (Cameron's co-star on Growing Pains)
I'll address kirk's comments as soon as I recover from rush limbaugh's.
Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson)
Rush makes me ashamed to be a middleaged white man and Kirk Cameron makes me ashamed to be a failed actor. We don't all think like that NoH8
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
The only unnatural thing about me being gay is that I had a crush on Kirk Cameron until about 24 hours ago.
Dave Holmes (Comedian)
Remember yesterday afternoon, when Kirk Cameron's views were none of our concern? Let's restore America to that golden age.
Debra Messing (Smash)
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""--
Michael Showalter (Comedian)
Idea for movie: Human Centipede 3 starring Kirk Cameron and Rush Limbaugh.
Tracy Gold (Cameron's former co-star on Growing Pains)
I am a strong supporter of the #LGBT Community, and I believe in equal rights for all. #NOH8 #LOVE
Source: Twitter, GLAAD, CNN