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Kirk Cameron clarifies alleged anti-gay remarks: 'I love all people'

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Kirk Cameron has clarified his recent comments that homosexuality is unnatural.

The Growing Pains actor sparked the controversy in a Piers Morgan Tonight interview several weeks ago when he said that homosexuality is "detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilisation".



Cameron's comments drew condemnations from his former Growing Pains co-stars Alan Thicke and Tracey Gold as well as comic Kathy Griffin.

The actor-turned-preacher has refused to apologise thus far, but did tell Today host Ann Curry on Tuesday (March 20) that he does not hate the LGBT community.

"I love all people, I hate no-one," Cameron commented. "When you take a subject and reduce it to something like a four-second sound-bite 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."

Cameron also insisted that he would never encourage harassment and bullying of gays and lesbians.

"Nobody should mistreat anybody... We all have our convictions formed by different things and mine are informed by my faith," he explained. "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 appeared on Today to promote his documentary Monumental, which will premiere in US cinemas for one night on March 27.

Watch Kirk Cameron's appearance on Today below:

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