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Piers Morgan Slams Kirk Cameron Over Anti-Gay Edit Claims

Piers Morgan Slams Kirk Cameron Over Anti-Gay Edit Claims

 

Kirk Cameron appeared on television this week to talk about his recent anti-gay comments, implying that Piers Morgan’s show edited his words to make his views appear more controversial than they are. Now Piers Morgan has taken to Twitter to refute that claim and issue a challenge to Cameron.

Cameron made an appearance on NBC’s Today program this week and told Ann Curry that his real feelings did not come across in the interview and that his comments had been edited and therefore seemed worse than they were.

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“I was surprised, frankly, that people were surprised by the things that I’ve said,” Cameron explained. “I have been consistent for 15 years as a Christian. I’m a Bible-believing Christian. What I would have thought was more newsworthy is if I had said something that contradicted the word of God, if I had contradicted my faith.”

When Curry asked whether he was “encouraging people to feel hate toward gay people, Cameron answered: “Absolutely not.”

“I love all people, I hate no one,” he added. “When you take a subject and reduce it to something like a four-second soundbite and a check mark on a ballot, I think that that’s inappropriate and insensitive. … to edit it down to that, it certainly didn’t reflect my full heart on the matter.”

“Nobody should mistreat anybody. We all have our convictions formed by different things and mine are informed by my faith. They’re formed by the word of God, and I found that to be an anchor for me, a compass and a guide for me. When people start bullying one another and calling each other names for those different convictions, then I think you get into problems.”

Cameron went on Piers Morgan’s talk show a few weeks ago and said that he thinks being gay is “unnatural” and “detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

Following the Piers Morgan interview Kirk Cameron ran around claiming gay groups were trying to censor him with their criticism, but not once did he suggest he had been edited to appear more anti-gay.

Piers Morgan, having heard about the Today show interview and noting that Cameron didn’t actually retract any of his statements, hit back on Tuesday night and released this set of scathing tweets:

Piers Morgan Kirk Cameron Comment

 

So will Kirk Cameron take up the challenge? Probably not, but wouldn’t it be fun to watch?

Meanwhile, GLAAD is being critical, and rightly so, regarding how the Today show failed to challenge Cameron on his assertion that his comments weren’t hateful.

 

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9:01AM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

I just love Kirk. It's so refreshing to see a star standing up for what he believes in and what is right WITHOUT worrying what those idiot Hollywood liberals will say about him. Kirk is right on with his statements. He is elegant and graceful and CORRECT!! Carol is exactly right. I will support everything he does from now on. THANK YOU KIRK!! WE LOVE YOU!!

3:21PM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Oh, Yes, Christians always worry about human beings ability to ruin them. Kirk has a much bigger reward. It't too bad that America hasn't learned from history - and is condemned to repeat it.

12:40PM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

How can Mr. Morgan 'respect someone's religious beliefs' when they are being used to justify human bigotry? It is simply another example of someone hiding behind 'the word of God' to justify a position which is untenable without devine sanction. Why don't people understand that and point it out in public discourse.

No where in the Bible does does God say "Go forth and speak bad things about homosexuals," Therefore people can't hide behind 'faith' to condem others. It is simple the act of a coward. Mr. Morgan is letting this guy off the hook.

7:04PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

I actually can't stand it that anyone is ignorant and superstitious enough to be a devout Christian!

4:51AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

"Wow, you people just can't handle knowing somebody famous is a devout Christian, can you!"

What an absurd -- and offensive -- statement; there is NOTHING even remotely Christ-like about this ignorant and hate-filled theocratic Fascist and bible-beating bunko artist (and all those like him). Indeed their claim of being "Christians" is not only an obscenity, but out-and-out blasphemy.

12:19AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

I think he's just upset that his hatred and bigotry is recognized for what it is. He's probably lying to himself about it, which is why it's so hard for him to accept others pointing it out, and why he feels he is being misrepresented. He thinks it is possible to attack people and still claim to be acting well, so he has to be lying to himself somewhere. But it does make it easier to view oneself as a good person.

8:08PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

carol, he is hardly famous, my mom loves jesus tv and when i saw him on it i noticed they mention the show he was in back in the day and i found it one. people arent pissed because he's christain, they are pissed because he said stupid and bigoted crap and now is whining that it pissed people off and they are calling him out on it.

7:10PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

Wow, you people just can't handle knowing somebody famous is a devout Christian, can you!

4:00PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

Morgan was easy on Cameron during the interview; I thought it was disgusting. And Cameron has the gall to have a hissy fit because he has received some heat for his overt bigotry.

3:16PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

Why do even pay any attention to these fools, all of these new informative station, reality shows etc are doing is giving a platform for them to preach their hate. Stop talking about this and other trash of non-importance and these a-holes will srawl back under the rocks they can from.

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