Kirk Cameron has said that his anti-gay comments got him “stoned, so to speak,” media watchdog reported.

During an appearance on The 700 Club to pitch his documentary film on America's moral downfall, Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure, Cameron addressed the firestorm of controversy he created earlier this month when he appeared on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight and said that being gay is “unnatural” and “detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization” and that he would not be supportive if one of his six sons told him he was gay.

The backlash is “perfectly making the point of Monumental, which is that societies will eventually come to the place where political correctness becomes so important that if you don't bend your beliefs to the moral standards of the politically correct, those in charge, you will be drug out to the public square and stoned, so to speak, for holding your beliefs, or you can hold them as long as you're silent,” Cameron said.

In commenting on the interview, televangelist Pat Robertson applauded Cameron's opposition to gay rights, which he described as an attack on marriage and procreation from Satan. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Related: John Stamos pokes fun at Kirk Cameron; proud to be considered honorary gay man.)