Kirk Cameron defends Akin: 'He's a good man'
Posted August 21, 2012
Kirk Cameron is in Todd Akin's corner.
The Growing Pains sitcom star, filmmaker and evangelical Christian defended the Missouri congressman on Today this morning.
Akin, a six-term House member, ignited a controversy with comments Sunday saying pregnancy could be prevented in the case of "legitimate rape" because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
On Monday, Akin apologized in an interview on former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's radio show, saying that "rape is never legitimate. It is an evil act committed by violent predators. I used the wrong words in the wrong way."
Cameron, who interviewed Akin for his Monumental religious documentary, told Kathie Lee Gifford and Hota Kotb this morning, "Clearly, this is a man who is advocating the sanctity of life through and through. He said he misspoke and he apologized for it. And I like to evaluate people based on their entire life, their entire career, all they stand for. He loves his wife, he's got six children. I believe he's a good man. He's now in a very, very difficult spot."
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