Christian actor Kirk Cameron has come under fire for expressing his opinion about the controversial 56th Annual Grammy Awards that took place Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
Following the awards last Sunday, Cameron took to his Facebook to promote his new movie, "Mercy Rule," but also added in a comment about the Grammys as well.
The Wrap posted a screengrab of his Facebook message which stated: "How did you like the Grammy's all out assault on the traditional family last night? As a husband and father, I am proud to announce the release of my new family movie, MERCY RULE."
He added, "Last night, the lines were drawn thick and dark. Now more than ever, we must work together to create the world we want for our children. I'm hoping that just as Fireproof restored marriages, MERCY RULE will strengthen families. You told me on Facebook how you wanted to see MERCY RULE, and I heard you. That's why Family Christian stores and I are giving it to you now. Just the way you want it. May God bless you and keep you and I can't wait for you to tell me what you think."
His comment about an "all out assault on the traditional family" seemingly referred to the controversial mass wedding that took place at the awards show. The event was kept secret until the last moment as organizers clearly knew the divisive nature of the segment, which saw Queen Latifah lead a bizarre mass wedding involving 33 homosexual and heterosexual couples.
The mass wedding was accompanied by a performance of Macklemore & Lewis' song 'Same Love,' and the event has since sharply divided opinions across the U.S. Many criticized the award show organizers for pushing a political agenda by pushing the clearly divisive issue of gay marriage into a family friendly program.
Macklemore & Lewis' 'Same Love' is widely known as a pro-gay marriage anthem, and has been used by gay activists in their push for a redefinition of marriage. The lyrics of the song push for a redefining of marriage, so it would be between any two consenting adults, as opposed to what Christians believe is the biblical definition of marriage as created by God – the union between one man and one woman before God.
Macklemore's rap segment in the song states: "The right-wing conservatives think it's a decision/And you can be cured with some treatment and religion/Man-made rewiring of a predisposition. Playing God, aw nah here we go/America the brave still fears what we don't know/And God loves all his children, is somehow forgotten/But we paraphrase a book written 3500 years ago."
As soon as word of Cameron's Facebook post got out, critics immediately slammed the Christian actor for his comments. However, many others have also come out to commend Cameron for sticking up for his beliefs and for biblical values.
One fan wrote: "Thank you for standing up for genuine family values, Mister Cameron. The world needs more people with your courage!"
Another wrote: "Thank you for your courage in the face of bitter hatred! You are a great man of God."
Earlier this week, Christian gospel singer Natalie Grant was also slammed for tweeting that she left the Grammys early. She tweeted: "We left the Grammy's early. I've many thoughts about the show tonight, most of which are probably better left inside my head. But I'll say this: I've never been more honored to sing about Jesus and for Jesus. And I've never been more sure of the path I've chosen."
After revealing that she left the awards show early, Natalie Grant also received backlash by some gay activists who took her actions as a snub against them despite the fact that she did not mention any particular act or segment of the Grammy Awards as the reason for her departure.
Thousands of people have since come out in support of Grant, praising her for standing up for her faith and maintaining her biblical values.