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Kirk Cameron: “Fornicators, Adulterers” Are Bigger Problem for Church Than Gays

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By Shari Weiss

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Kirk Cameron says the Church is struggling with many issues, but gay marriage doesn’t belong at the top of the list.

“When people get too focused on redefining marriage, you’re distracted from the bigger problem — fornicators and adulterers,” he tells Albama’s AL.com.

He explains, “If the people sitting in the pews are fornicators and adulterers, the church will destroy marriages much more quickly than those outside the church. When God’s people mock marriage, God doesn’t take that lightly.”

Cameron, who previously called homosexuality “detrimental” and “ultimately destructive,” now insists “the greatest threat to marriage is not other people’s definition of marriage.”

“The church isn’t taking God’s definition of marriage seriously. It’s not other people sabotaging marriage that’s the problem,” says the former child star.

Cameron, a devout born-again Christian, is leading marriage seminars around the country, during which he says he teaches people “how to fix your wife and your husband, make sure how your marriage gets better, not bitter.”

That, he says, is the key to the future of the Church, not energy spent on those outside of it.

“The church determines the moral temperature of the culture. On our watch we’ve let morality decay, the commitment to love and marriage fall apart. We’ve given in to an anti-biblical Christian worldview. We’re simply failing to do our job as the church,” he tells the site.

Cameron goes on, “Other people are moving into the leadership positions and steering the car right off the cliff. They’re not the problem. It’s those in the church who have taken their hands off the wheel and given up our place in the driver’s seat.”

The “Growing Pains” actor remains hopeful that “there are those who want to get it right, to turn from our wicked ways, to get marriage right, to get family right.

“Instead of complaining about a culture, we need to say, ‘Show me how to create a culture,’” he says.

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