Kirk Cameron, the former child star who made headlines earlier this year with anti-gay comments, is appearing in a new video for the National Organization for Marriage.
Cameron is introduced in the anti-gay organization's video as one of 'America's most important champions of marriage' and is described as being 'persecuted by the mainstream media' for his controversial comments made on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight back in early March.
In the video, Cameron does not specifically mention gay marriage. But he does talk about 'a man and a woman coming together' in marriage.
'God makes it really clear that society and civilization is really held together by the glue of families,' he says. 'This is where the next generation of human beings are incubated and nurtured.'
Cameron, best known for the 80s sitcom Growing Pains, suffered widespread backlash when he told Morgan that homosexuality is 'detrimental,' 'unnatural' and 'ultimately destructive to so many foundations of civilization.'
But he has not backed away from his original comments.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation called some of Cameron's comments 'outdated and irrelevant.'
'Kirk Cameron and the anti-gay activists at NOM are making a claim that Americans know to be false,' said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. 'This rhetoric won't work anymore. Communities across this country love and cherish their LGBT neighbors, friends and family members. This includes people in families headed by LGBT people. Their implication that LGBT couples can’t create loving and stable homes is not only outdated and irrelevant; it’s designed specifically to hurt those families.'
Below is the video he appears in for NOM: