Kirk Cameron’s career peaked when Ronald Reagan was president, but the onetime Growing Pains star has staged a comeback of sorts as an airheaded spokesman for traditional marriage. “Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the Garden between Adam and Eve,” the born-again Cameron told CNN last year. “One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage.”
Just to make it clear what side he was taking, Cameron described marriage equality as “destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” Cameron got a raft of blowback for his comments, as well as the first measure of real publicity in about two decades.