Tracey Gold Tells 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?' About the 'Firestorm' Surrounding Her Disagreement with 'Growing Pains' Costar Kirk Cameron over Marriage Equality

Cameron ignited controversy in 2012 when he referred to being gay as "unnatural"

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After the cameras stopped rolling on Growing Pains, Tracey Gold found herself embroiled in a bit of a family feud.

In an exclusive sneak peek at Saturday’s Oprah: Where Are They Now, the actress opens up about her clash with former costar Kirk Cameron over marriage equality.

Cameron, a devout Christian, ignited controversy in 2012 after an appearance on Piers Morgan Live during which he referred to homosexuality as “unnatural.”

Added Cameron, now 45: “I think that it’s – it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

Gold says she was “bombarded” on Twitter with fans wanting to know what she thought of her on-screen brother’s statements.

“I felt like my silence in that moment was not beneficial,” she says. “So I just wanted to make my own peace and say what I felt and what my own belief was, which was love and marriage for all.”

The 46-year-old mom of four issued her response in a tweet, writing, “I am a strong supporter of the #LGBT Community, and I believe in equal rights for all. #NOH8 #LOVE.”

But Gold says she didn’t expect as strong a reaction to her post as she ultimately received.

“It kind of had a media firestorm for that week that Kirk and I were in this feud, and Kirk and I hadn’t even spoken about it,” she explains.

“And then finally it kind of escalated,” she continues, “and I thought, ‘You know what? I’m gonna call Kirk and just let him know, I was asked and so I just voiced my opinion’ – doesn’t mean that I hate him or we’re in a fight or a feud but just like family we just disagree, and he’s like ‘I’m not mad at you at all, I totally get it. I gave my opinion, you gave yours, we’re good.’ ”

Oprah: Where Are They Now? airs Saturdays (10 p.m. ET) on OWN.

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