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Who Had the Funniest Reaction to Kirk Cameron’s Piers Morgan Appearance?

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Ah, sitcom stars of the '80s and '90s. They never fail to amuse in their later years, or in this case horrify.

Most have heard this past week of some highly controversial comments former 'Growing Pains' star and born-again Christian Kirk Cameron made to Piers Morgan during an appearance on CNN, describing homosexuality as “unnatural,” and later adding, “I think that it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

Predictably and understandably so, GLAAD immediately reacted with their retort that “Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character.” But what of the celebrity and LBGT community at large, even some of Cameron's former 'Growing Pains' stars' reactions? We took to the Twitter-verse to uncover some of the best, and sharpest retorts to Cameron's controversial words!

Tracey Gold, best known for playing Cameron's on-screen sister Carol was among the first to respond, while others were more non-chalant and sardonic in their responses, such as 'How I Met Your Mother' star, gay icon and former child-star himself Neil Patrick Harris.

Fellow LGBT icon and 'Modern Family' star Jessie Tyler Ferguson kept to the more sarcastic, while not to be out-done with the 'Growing Pains' parodies, 'The Good Wife' star Josh Charles joked about Cameron's on-screen parents.

On the other hand, lesser-known conservative Baldwin brother Stephen Baldwin supported Cameron's words, even praying for Piers Morgan.  What would Alec say?

But gun to our head, we'd have to go with personal favorites from former 'Growing Pains' star and Cameron's on-screen father himself, Alan Thicke, who tweeted forth three gems.


Tracey Gold (@TheTraceyGold): I am a strong supporter of the #LGBT Community, and I believe in equal rights for all. #NOH8 #LOVE.


Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH): That Kirk Cameron is hilarious!


Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler): The only unnatural thing about me being gay is that I had a crush on Kirk Cameron until about 24 hours ago.


Josh Charles (@MrJoshCharles): I know Growing Pains was only a tv show, but I have to think both Alan Thicke & Joanna Kerns must feel they failed as parents tonight.


Stephen Baldwin (@StephenBaldwin7): GREAT JOB Kirk !!! Let’s pray one day Piers Morgan finds true Salvation, God Bless! @kirkcameron @piersmorgan


Alan Thicke (@alan_thicke): I’ll address kirk’s comments as soon as I recover from rush limbaugh’s


Alan Thicke (@alan_thicke): I’m getting him some new books. The Old Testament simply can’t be expected to explain everything.


Alan Thicke (@alan_thicke): I love Kirk but I may have to spank him…’tho not in a gay way!


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