Kirk Cameron has said the controversy
surrounding his anti-gay comments could have been avoided if Piers
Morgan had chosen not to air them.
During a March appearance on CNN's
Piers Morgan Tonight, Cameron 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.
Cameron, who came to prominence playing
Mike Seaver on the 80's sitcom Growing Pains, described the
backlash that followed as “hate speech” and suggested that he
was being persecuted
for his Christian faith.
Since then, the National Organization
for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most vociferous opponent of gay
marriage, has promoted Cameron as a “champion of marriage.”
In an interview with NapleNews.com,
Cameron said he's “OK with the way things worked out.”
“That's not to say there's not a
better way of saying something. I think Todd Akin would agree with
“If Piers Morgan were truly concerned
about the homosexual community, concerned with people being hurt, he
could have eliminated that section, like he did many other parts of
our conversation,” Cameron said.