Actress Fran Drescher has hit out at Kirk Cameron for his recent anti-gay comments, saying Cameron needs to “reexamine what it is to be an American.”
Drescher, the star of sitcom Happily Divorced, told CBS News this week:
“I don’t agree with anything that he says,” Drescher told CBSNews.com. “I think that he is confusing our country, which is a country that separates church from state, with a religious dictatorship.”
“To be an American is not to be a hater, not make a religion that you may practice to be an excuse for selecting a group of people and making them feel less good,” Drescher said.
Cameron has been severely criticized for comments he made to Piers Morgan that he thinks being gay is “unnatural” and ”detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
Cameron is now playing the victim card, saying “I should be able to express moral views on social issues, 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.”
Cameron’s reply quite overlooks the fact that no one has said they want to stop him saying what he thinks, but rather they are criticizing him for not recognizing that his views are baseless and, put simply, not grounded in reality.
Fran Drescher also officiated a gay marriage Tuesday night in New York City as the culmination of her “Love is Love Gay Marriage Contest.” See photos from the event here.