Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Tuesday's episode of The View defended Kirk Cameron's right to speak out against gay rights, but co-host Joy Behar said he should “just shut up.”

Cameron has been under fire for anti-gay comments he made during a recent appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.

The 41-year-old Cameron told host Piers Morgan that being gay is “detrimental, and ultimately destructive” and that he would not be supportive if one of his six sons told him he was gay.

(Related: Kirk Cameron calls Hollywood response to anti-gay comments “hate speech.”)

“Why don't these people who are homophobes stop watching Glee? We don't care. You don't like it. You don't do it. Fine. Why do they have to speak out against people who are just living their lives the way they were born. … Just shut up about it,” Behar told the panel.

Hasselbeck, who is considered the show's most conservative member, said she disagreed with Cameron's views but added that she believes that part of “the beauty of this nation” is that he's free to “stand up and say what he believes.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)