Kirk Cameron, an outspoken opponent of
gay marriage, has said that the institution has bigger threats.
Roughly two years ago, Cameron, who
came to prominence playing Mike Seaver on the 80s sitcom Growing
Pains, was widely criticized for saying that being gay is
“unnatural” and “detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so
many of the foundations of civilization.”
Cameron was promoted as a “champion
of marriage” by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the
nation's most vociferous opponent of marriage equality.
“When people get too focused on
redefining marriage, you're distracted from the bigger problem –
fornicators and adulterers,” Cameron
told AL.com this week.
“If the people sitting in the pews
are fornicators and adulterers, the church will destroy marriages
much more quickly than those outside the church. When God's people
mock marriage, God doesn't take that lightly.”
“I think the greatest threat to
marriage is not other people's definition of marriage. The church
isn't taking God's definition of marriage seriously. It's not other
people sabotaging marriage that's the problem,” he added.