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Tracey Gold Speaks Out After Co-Star Kirk Cameron’s Homophobic Scandal

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Mar. 5 2012, Published 8:30 a.m. ET

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By Debbie Emery - Reporter

Child star Tracey Gold is speaking out in light of her on-screen brother Kirk Cameron’s homophobic comments by expressing her support of gay rights.

"I am a strong supporter of the #LGBT Community, and I believe in equal rights for all. #NOH8 #LOVE," Gold wrote on her Twitter page on Sunday in response to the former teen idol’s anti-gay statement on CNN.

As previously reported, Cameron angered the gay community when he told Piers Morgan that he does not support gay marriage and believes homosexuality is wrong.

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“I think that it's - it's - it's unnatural. I think that it's - it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization,” he said about homosexuality.

Gold, 42, went out of her way to show that she did not feel the same way as Cameron by even changing her profile photo on Twitter to a shot of her participating in the “NO H8” campaign, a photo project in support of LGBT equality.

Later in his scandalous interview, Kirk, 41, revealed his strong feelings about marriage. "Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part,” he said.

“So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don't think anyone else should either," explains Cameron. "So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don't."

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The comments have caused outrage with gay rights groups such as GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), who hit back against Cameron’s homophobia.

“Cameron has the right so share his views, but as a result of GLAAD’s work, people of faith who support LGBT people are making sure their voices are louder. Thousands have shared the campaign and spoken out against Cameron’s remarks,” said GLAAD spokesperson Herndon Graddick.

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GLAAD points out on their website that more and more religious communities are embracing their LGBT brothers and sisters, and some groups have been founded to encourage the union of gay rights and religion.

“Despite what Kirk Cameron said on CNN's Piers Morgan program, being gay is not unnatural, detrimental, or destructive to the foundation of civilization,” explained Todd Ferrell, President of the Evangelical Network, a network of gay affirming Evangelical Christian churches and ministries.

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“The church and Christianity have gotten off track by over emphasizing religious legalism and under emphasizing a relationship with God. They also are simply out of touch with where America is on equality. Churches across America are seeing lower attendance and much of this has been attributed to their non-stop preaching against gays and lesbians.”


GLAAD Slams Kirk Cameron For Anti-Gay Comments -- Growing Pains Actor Calls Homosexuality 'Unnatural'



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