Kirk Cameron blames ‘liberal press’ for backlash on anti-gay comments

'That's not to say there's not a better way of saying something - I think Todd Akin would agree with that'

Kirk Cameron blames ‘liberal press’ for backlash on anti-gay comments
10 September 2012

Kirk Cameron, best known for the 80s sitcom Growing Pains, suffered widespread backlash when he told CNN’s Piers Morgan that homosexuality is  ‘detrimental,’ ‘unnatural’ and ‘ultimately destructive to so many foundations of civilization.’

Now he’s blaming Morgan and the ‘liberal press’ for the controversy.

‘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 says in an interview with Naples News.

Cameron, a high-profile conservative Christian, was slammed by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and other groups as well as some of his former Growing Pains co-stars for his anti-gay remarks.

But he has never apologized for them.

‘I’m OK with the way things worked out,’ he says. ‘That’s not to say there’s not a better way of saying something. I think Todd Akin would agree with that.’

Akin is the Missouri Republican Senate nominee who stated that women who are victims of what he called "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant.

Morgan has not responded to Cameron’s claim about sections of their interview being ‘eliminated.’

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