GLAAD Slams Kirk Cameron Over Anti-LGBT Comments

03/05/2012 05:00 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) added its voice to the chorus of criticism that erupted after former "Growing Pains" actor Kirk Cameron called homosexuality "unnatural."

In a press release sent to The Huffington Post, Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD said "In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character. Cameron is out of step with a growing 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.”

GLAAD spokesperson Herndon Graddick added, “Cameron has the right so share his views, but as a result of GLAAD’s work, people of faith who support LGBT people are making sure their voices are louder. Thousands, including many people of faith, have shared the campaign and spoken out against Cameron’s remarks.”

Cameron previously told Piers Morgan that he believes homosexuality is "unnatural... I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."

Cameron also spoke out against marriage equality.

"Marriage was defined by God a long time ago," Cameron told Morgan. "Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve -- 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."

Check out a slideshow of Twitter reactions to Cameron's comments below:

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