By Jeremy Kinser
Originally published on Advocate.com March 03 2012 3:46 PM ET
Actor-evangelist Kirk Cameron says he doesn't support gay marriage and homosexuality is "unnatural, detrimental, and destructive," during an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan.
TMZ reports that Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD, says he feels Cameron is "out of step with a vast majority of Americans, particularly people of faith who believe that their gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be loved and accepted based on their character and not condemned because of their sexual orientation."
A spokesperson for GLAAD tells TMZ the media watchdog organization plans to monitor Cameron's media bookings and various acting gigs to ensure "the news and entertainment industry is aware of his outrageous anti-gay views."
We originally reported: The former star of the sitcom Growing Pains who now makes lucrative Christian-themed movies, appeared on Morgan's show to discuss several hot button issues, including marriage equality.
"Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve," Cameron explains to Morgan. "One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don't think anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don't."
Asked his views on homosexuality, Cameron replies, "I think that it's unnatural. I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."
The 41-year-old father of six is then asked how he'd respond if one of his children comes out as gay. "There are all sorts of issues we need to wrestle through in our life," Cameron says. "Just because you feel one way doesn't mean we should act on everything we feel."
Watch the interview below.