'Firefly' Actor Adam Baldwin Compares Gay Marriage To Incest

02/24/2014 10:47 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016
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"Firefly" star Adam Baldwin went on a Twitter rant about same-sex marriage Thursday and compared it to incest.

Baldwin unleashed his rant on Feb. 20, after posting a link to an article on The Hill about Matt Bevin, the Republican hoping to defeat Sen. Mitch McConnell in Kentucky's November 2014 Senate race. NewNowNext reported. Last week, Bevin suggested legalizing same-sex marriages could lead to the legalization of parent-child marriages for issues like tax purposes.

From his verified account, Baldwin tweeted a link to the article with the hashtag "#PolymorphousPerversity."

Actor Jeremy Irons, who said he didn't "have a strong feeling either way" on same-sex marriage, seemed to make a similar comparison when asked about the topic during a HuffPost Live interview last year.

Baldwin has appeared in shows like "Law & Order: SVU," "Chuck," "CSI: NY," "Angel" and "The X-Files." He currently stars in TNT's "The Last Ship."

When lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activist Tim Peacock tweeted at TNT about Baldwin's anti-gay comments, he apparently became the target of both Baldwin and "Justified" actor Nick Searcy, who called him a "liar" and a "fat a**."

Comic writer Kurtis Wiebe also spoke out against Baldwin, Bleeding Cool noted, and was in turn called "tubby" and "butthurt." The conversation caused other Twitter users to question if a troll was tweeting under Baldwin's name.

Neither a representative for Baldwin nor a media contact with TNT could be immediately reached for comment.

UPDATE: Baldwin tweeted HuffPost Gay Voices saying he did not liken same-sex marriage to incest.

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