Actor Kirk Cameron has been very outspoken with his views against same-sex marriage, but the “Growing Pains” star and born-again Christian has strayed away from those views for the time being. Why? Because he believes the church has other priorities that should take focus. According to Gay Star News on Monday, Cameron believes that focus should be on raising the moral standards of heterosexual relationships.
As the actor begins leading marriage seminars in Alabama this month, he opened up about his concerns about the current conditions of heterosexual marriage. He feels Christians need to clean up their own act before criticizing and exerting their energy on opposing what they consider non-traditional marriage. He told AL.com, “When people get too focused on redefining marriage, you’re distracted from the bigger problem – fornicators and adulterers.”
He suggests Christians clean up their own act because if they don’t, the destruction of marriage will take place within the church a lot quicker than “those outside the church,” as be believes those who are “fornicators and adulterers” are mocking marriage, which is something God cringes upon.
Unlike the past which has seen Cameron publicly address his anti-gay marriage views, he shied away from criticizing gay marriage and same-sex unions and kept his attention focused on what Christians needed to do to clean up their own act. At this point, gay marriage isn’t the biggest threat to marriage; it is basically those who are slapping traditional marriage in the face by committing those acts of sex outside of marriage.
“I think the greatest threat to marriage is not other people’s definition of marriage,” Cameron told AL.com. “The church isn’t taking God’s definition of marriage seriously. It’s not other people sabotaging marriage that’s the problem.”
Kirk Cameron started his series of marriage seminars this past Saturday when he led the “Love Worth Fighting For” seminar in Fairhop, Alabama. His next scheduled seminar will be in Gardendale, Alabama on May 16. The actor believes the seminars are important because of the lack of faithfulness and commitment to marriage that has been plaguing the institution of marriage, which has become an epidemic in Christian churches.