Stephen Baldwin has come to the aid of the Family Research Council (FRC), saying he supports the group's right to oppose gay rights.

The 46-year-old Baldwin, the youngest of the Baldwin brothers, appeared Thursday on CNN, where he was asked his thoughts on Wednesday's shooting at the FRC's headquarters in Washington DC, which left one man wounded. The attacker appeared to be acting against the group's stated opposition to gay rights.

Baldwin, an evangelical Christian, said he knew FRC President Tony Perkins.

“[A]nybody that tries to go in there with a weapon was probably pretty stupid, because those people are ...”

“Heavily armed?” CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien interrupted.

“Yea, they are heavily armed people,” Baldwin answered. “Exactly.”

(Related: FRC's Tony Perkins says SPLC complicit in shooting.)

Baldwin went on to defend the group's right to hold their views.

“But at the same time, you have organizations like Family Research Council that say, okay, what about tradition? What about the foundations of what has been the origins and the establishment of this country? It doesn't mean don't try to do the right thing. But I believe, you know, listen, Kirk Cameron said something, you know, with Piers Morgan and got in a lot of trouble, and I said during that time, Kirk, it's not what you say, it's how you say it. But I supported Kirk Cameron for being able to say and stand up for what he believes in.”

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