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Kirk Cameron Responds To Backlash: I Should Be Able To ‘Express Moral Views’ Without Accusations Of ‘Hate Speech’

Following his provocative appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight, Kirk Cameron predictably faced a slew of backlash about his comments regarding homosexuality. Cameron responded to his critics on Tuesday in an email to ABC News. He said he spoke honestly and should be able to openly discuss his views.

The comments that created the frenzy include Cameron calling homosexuality “unnatural” and “ultimately destructive to so many foundations of civilization.”

Cameron’s response, from ABC News:

“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.”

It’s probably not a stretch to say Cameron’s response won’t exactly appease his critics.

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