Director Kevin Smith has defended his gay brother, telling social conservatives to “stay out of my brother's bedroom.”

The 41-year-old Smith is best known for writing, directing and producing films such as the comedies Clerks and Cop Out and the horror film Red State. He is also the owner of Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash comic book and novelty store in Red Bank, New Jersey.

Appearing on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, Smith told host Piers Morgan that his gay brother has been “married” for 20 years and is a “good dude.”

“My brother is gay. He's been married, it's coming up on 20 years to the same guy, which is like 60 years in the straight community. … He goes to church still every Sunday, my brother Donald. And I go, 'Why do you keep going to an organization that just doesn't want you? That wants no part of you.' He's like, 'Because F them, it makes me feel good to go.'”

“So, it's a shame. Like I know my bother's a great guy, goes to church, doesn't screw anybody over and yet he's still got some religious yahoos and politicos over to the side going, 'Change your ways. You're going to hell.' Stay out of my brother's bedroom, buddy.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)