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Alan Thicke can’t discipline Kirk Cameron, but he sure can poke fun at him.
Following Thicke’s initial jokey responses to the anti-gay comments Cameron, his son on the sitcom Growing Pains, made on Piers Morgan Tonight last Friday, he continued to riff on the controversy and sentiment with which he clearly disagrees.
“Tebow-ing is done. World now Kirk-ing,” Thicke tweeted early Wednesday. “That’s where you get on one knee, make a fist, then punch a picture of Tracy Gold.” Gold, who played the Seaver family’s daughter on Growing Pains, tweeted her support for the LGBT community on Sunday.
On Monday, Thicke tweeted about Cameron, “I’m getting him some new books. The Old Testament simply can’t be expected to explain everything.
Thicke has also tweeted a plethora of messages from fans thanking him for his support of gay rights.
Cameron responded to critics of his remarks, in which he called homosexuality “unnatural” and gay marriage “detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
“I spoke as honestly as I could, but some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community. That is not true. I can assuredly say that it’s my life’s mission to love all people,” he told ABC News. “I should be able to express moral views on social issues, especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years — without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach ‘tolerance’ that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I’m in the public square.
“I believe we need to learn how to debate these things with greater love and respect,” Cameron continued, “I’ve been encouraged by the support of many friends (including gay friends, incidentally).”
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