Fran Drescher has responded to Kirk
Cameron's anti-gay remarks, saying Cameron needs to “reexamine what
it is to be an American.”
Cameron has been under fire for
anti-gay comments he made during a recent appearance on CNN's Piers
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.
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Drescher, the star of cabler TV Land's
sitcom Happily Divorced, told CBS
News that she does not agree with Cameron's remarks.
“I don't agree with anything that he
says,” Drescher said. “I think that he is confusing our country,
which is a country that separates church from state, with a religious
“To be an American is not to be a
hater, not make a religion that you may practice to be an excuse for
selecting a group of people and making them feel less good,” she
On Tuesday, the 54-year-old Dreshcer
officiated over the marriage of a gay male couple in New York, one of
eight states where gay nuptials are legal.