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NBC Hypes ‘Growing Backlash’ Against Kirk Cameron for Stating Biblical View on Marriage

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2016/05/02/nbc-hypes-g…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC&#39;s NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>On Monday, NBC&rsquo;s <em>Today</em> hyped liberal outrage against conservative Christian actor Kirk Cameron for daring to adhere to a traditional Biblical view of marriage. Teasing the story at the top of the 8 a.m. ET hour, co-host Matt Lauer declared:<strong> &ldquo;Kirk Cameron controversy. The <em>Growing Pains</em> actor under fire after saying women should be submissive to their husbands. What he&#39;s now saying about the growing backlash.&rdquo;</strong></p>

<p>Introducing the report minutes later, fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed: &ldquo;Kirk Cameron is in the headlines this morning because of some controversial things he&#39;s saying about marriage.&rdquo; Correspondent Hoda Kotb touted his comments <strong>&ldquo;igniting a social media firestorm&rdquo;</strong> and announced: <strong>&ldquo;This morning, new uproar over Kirk Cameron&#39;s views on marriage. His controversial message, women should be submissive to their husbands.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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