CNN's Piers Morgan and conservative actor Kirk Cameron are still clashing over their March 2 interview where Morgan pressed Cameron on his views of gay marriage and Cameron replied that homosexuality was "ultimately destructive" to civilization. That comment provoked a sharp outcry from liberal celebrities.
Later on in an interview with the Daily Beast, Cameron called Morgan's interview tactics "heartless" and claimed that the actual interview was 10 minutes longer than what actually aired. "They didn't hear everything I said," he insisted, referring to the CNN audience. "[W]hat I said isn’t a full representation of how I feel about the topic as a whole." [Video below the break.]
Meanwhile, Morgan shot back on Wednesday night that Cameron's take on homosexuality was "deliberately inflammatory" and "bordering on bigotry."
In the March 2 interview, Morgan asked Cameron what he thought about gay marriage. Though his guest protested that the exchange was devolving into something like Morgan's infamous interview with Christine O'Donnell, he answered that gay marriage was "unnatural."
"I believe that marriage was defined by God a long time ago," he said. And it was defined in the Garden between Adam and Eve, one man, one woman, for life, till death do you part." He added that homosexuality is "unnatural" and "it's detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."
On Tuesday night Morgan explained that he had no objection to Cameron "having religious principles," but did object to his "language" about homosexuality So Morgan has no problem with Cameron being religiously opposed to homosexuality, but objects to him believing that it is "destructive to civilization"?
"I don't actually object to him [Cameron] having religious principles," Morgan expressed. "I object to the language that some of these religious people use against homosexuals. You know, when they start talking about, it's the – it's destructive to civilization and all that kind of thing – it's just deliberately inflammatory, bordering on bigotry."
Cameron ripped Morgan's questioning in his Daily Beast interview, saying that the subject of homosexuality was far too deep and sensitive to be settled in a rapid-fire question-and-answer format.