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Kirk Cameron faces backlash after saying wives should just follow their husbands

3 May 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Former child star Kirk Cameron is now facing backlash due to his recent comments regarding women on their roles in a marriage.

According to reports, the “Growing Pains” star recently said that the bible said “Wives are to honor and respect and follow their husband’s lead, not to tell their husband how he ought to be a better husband.” Cameron is an Evangelical Christian and is the father of six children and he is married to fellow actress Chelsea Noble. He is currently on a speaking tour entitled “A Love Worth Fighting For,” wherein he visits churches to discuss what he knows of regarding marriage.

Cameron added, "When each person gets their part right, regardless of how their spouse is treating them, there is hope for real change in their marriage. A lot of people don't know that marriage comes with instructions. And, we find them right there in God's word."

The latest comments of Cameron sparked uproar on social media after one man tweeted that the actor is not qualified to give anyone advice on anything.

Twitterverse then got hold of the comments of Cameron and one Twitter user wrote “I'll take marriage advice from a fundie Christian like Kirk Cameron the same day I take financial advice from Nicholas Cage.” Another tweeted that when a wife or husband is being abused, they should not honor or submit to their spouse and that they should just get out of their marriage.

This is not the first time that Cameron got in trouble for some of his controversial comments. He once told “Good Morning Britain” host Piers Morgan that homosexuality is destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.

Cameron’s team responded to the backlash saying that his words were taken out of context and what the actor really meant was husbands are supposed to love and protect their wives.