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Is it Unamerican to be Anti-Gay? Fran Drescher Thinks So

Is it Unamerican to be Anti-Gay? Fran Drescher Thinks So

 

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.”

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“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.

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7:23PM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

not unamerican.. inhumane in general. uneducated, misinformed, hateful, and UN christian.

12:38PM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

What a moron! There has not been a Western civilization for 2000 years! Go back and read some history and learn from it, Mr. has-been. Fran Drescher, on the other hand, is a great comedienne and actress!

5:46PM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

If Fran says so....

6:00AM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

Loving Fran D.

1:07AM PDT on Mar 13, 2012

LOL! Poor Kirk. Of course you can say what you like - but you better be prepared for the consequences. Hint - we all have the same right, too!! LOL! You speak hate, we'll scream "bigot!". Because really? The crap that many Christians quote from the Bible as "truth" about homosexuality, is just the hate speech from a different era, and the same Bible supports slavery - and we decided that was wrong some time ago. This is the next step. Get your head out of your a$$ and think about it.

10:33PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

That's right, you're all christian faring souls, loving each other unconditionly. Doesn't the bible say that.

2:11PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

If America is supposed to be tolerant (in accordance with the Constitution), then of course, all intolerance in un-American.

2:09PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

Go Fran Drescher!

Like anything it is about cause of consequence, yes he can say what he wants, but he should realize that the things he says are going to have consequences, especially if people do not like what he is saying.

1:14PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

For better or worse in America majority rules. That's American. We vote. To say we are un American if we are anti-gay is forcing yopur views on someone eles in a judgemental way.

12:47PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

TY for sharing! GO FRAN DRESCHER!

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