Kirk Cameron (Elizabeth Sullivan/Splash News)
Cameron — who was on Morgan's program to promote "Monumental," his documentary about problems in American society today — went on to say that he should be allowed to express his beliefs freely "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." Furthermore, he concluded that despite the outcry over his comments, "I've been encouraged by the support of many friends (including gay friends, incidentally)."
But many more have been very critical of Cameron's beliefs, including his onetime "Growing Pains" co-stars Tracey Gold and Alan Thicke. "I am a strong supporter of the #LGBT Community, and I believe in equal rights for all," Gold, who played Cameron's sister on the '80s sitcom, tweeted on Monday. As for his TV father, Thicke also took to his Twitter account to give his two cents about the born-again Christian's thought system "I'm getting him some new books. The Old Testament simply can't be expected to explain everything."
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