In defending Kirk Cameron's recent anti-gay remarks, George Takei took a swipe at Stephen Baldwin.

The two actors appeared Thursday on HLN's Showbiz Tonight to discuss the controversy over Cameron calling being gay “detrimental, and ultimately destructive.”

“I am here to support Kirk Cameron, just because I think it's important that he has the right to stand up and voice what he believes in,” Baldwin said. “It's not what you say, it's how you say it.”

Baldwin went on to give his own interpretation to Cameron's remarks: “What he means is: According to the Christian faith, the nuclear family is the origin of what this country was founded on.”

When Takei took a swipe at Baldwin for saying some of his best friends are involved in the “gay lifestyle” – “It's not a lifestyle, it's an orientation,” he interrupted – Baldwin brought up Cynthia Nixon's recent comments to The New York Times in which she stated that she chose to be gay.

“Kirk Cameron says this thing and the media goes nuts. It's a little unbalanced,” Baldwin suggested. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

For the record, Nixon's comments were widely distributed. In a later statement she clarified that she did not chose her bisexuality, only to be in a relationship with a woman.