US Christian actor hits out at Grammys gay weddings

Christian actor Kirk Cameron – star of marriage movie Fireproof – has criticised the Grammy awards for hosting a mass wedding ceremony that included same-sex couples.

On Sunday night 33 couples – both heterosexual and homosexual – got married as the song Same Love was being performed at the music awards.

Same Love by rap artist Macklemore talks about his views on homosexuality and has been adopted as an anthem for same-sex marriage.

Children

Writing on his Facebook page, Cameron said: “How did you like the Grammy’s all out assault on the traditional family last night?”

“Now more than ever, we must work together to create the world we want for our children”, he added.

Cameron later removed his message criticising the Grammys.

Strengthen

The actor was also promoting his latest film, Mercy Rule, which he hopes will “strengthen families” as his 2008 film Fireproof “restored marriages”.

When Fireproof was on release at cinemas Cameron said: “The reason this movie was important to me personally is because I love my wife dearly.”

He added that “marriage is a very special and sacred thing to us”.

“In a day and age where marriage is falling apart, we want to make movies and projects that really uphold and have a high view of that which is beautiful and wonderful in our culture”, he commented.

Commit

In 2008 Cameron said that he wouldn’t kiss female co-stars because of his commitment to his wife, Chelsea.

Fireproof directors shot a kissing scene in a silhouette so that Cameron’s wife could stand in for the co-star.

The film took more than $33 million in North America, despite having a budget of only $500,000.

Personal

The actor has previously come under fire for criticising gay marriage and homosexuality, after he was interviewed by CNN’s Piers Morgan in 2012.

Cameron later criticised Morgan, saying the TV presenter had reduced “an important and personal and sensitive issue to a 4-second soundbite” and prompted a “political firestorm”.

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