But talk show host says she doesn't want to engage in 'biblical ping pong'
A few days after she called Kirk Cameron 'un-Christ-like,' Rosie O'Donnell has agreed to have dinner with the former child star who says that homosexuality is 'unnatural, 'detrimental,' and 'ultimately destructive.'
After inviting Cameron on to appear on The Rosie Show, which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network, O'Donnell said she got an email from the former Growing Pains star who said he was too busy t0 appear but suggested the two have dinner instead.
'He is busy and he has a lot to do but he wants to have dinner,' O'Donnell told her audience on Wednesday (14 March). 'It's a better way to start rather than on TV. … I just don't want it to be biblical ping pong.'
Except for a few Growing Pains reunion movies in the past decade, Cameron has largely left mainstream entertainment behind and instead focused on Christian-themed films and evangelism.
This gives O'Donnell some pause going into a dinner with Cameron.
'Sometimes when you talk with someone who has a very, very rigid view of what they think is right or wrong, it's almost like they think they're more right because they've memorized stuff from the Bible,' O'Donnell said.
'This is how fences get mended,' she added. 'This is how people come together.'
O'Donnell reiterated that she was very offended by the comments Cameron made two weeks ago on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.
'He felt [homosexuality] was responsible for the decline of civilization which is a little hurtful for an almost 50-year-old lesbian – to feel guilty about society's downfall.'