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.
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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.