Kirk Cameron responds to detractors and “hate speech”

Kirk Cameron responds to detractors and “hate speech”

In an email response sent to ABC News, Kirk Cameron has released a statement regarding what he considers the “hate speech” directed at him after he said on Piers Morgan’s CNN show that homosexuality is “unnatural,” “detrimental,” and “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

“I spoke as honestly as I could, but some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community. That is not true. I can assuredly say that it’s my life’s mission to love all people.”

“I should be able to express moral views on social issues,” he said, “especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years — without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach ‘tolerance’ that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I’m in the public square.”

He concluded, “I believe we need to learn how to debate these things with greater love and respect,” and added, “I’ve been encouraged by the support of many friends (including gay friends, incidentally).”

So Kirk Cameron uses words like “unnatural,” “detrimental,” and “ultimately destructive” regarding the LGBT community – says that those words are “loving” – and then says HE is the victim of “hate speech” when people react.

Riiiiiight.  Now I get it.