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Actor Kirk Cameron talks about 'Monumental' mission to find God in US founding, says Akin's comments out of context and he was defending life

In the 1980s, Kirk Cameron was a teenaged heart throb as Mike Seaver on the hit show "Growing Pains." today he is best known for his support of conservative Christian values. He has produced a number of Christian theme projects including the "Left Behind" series and "Monumental," which advocates that god was uniquely involved in the founding of the United States.

On "Starting Point" this morning, Cameron talks with Soledad about the motivation behind the movie "Monumental" and his search for God's intervention in creating the US.

"As a family man with six children, I have become very concerned about where is our country headed," Cameron says. "Is it heading in the right direction? Do we need to turn things around? And that's why I spent a couple of years actually studying the very founding and the forefathers and even the - the founding father of the forefathers, John Robinson and made this documentary called "Monumental" because I am in search of America's national treasure. I want to know the secret sauce, because most people seem to be pointing fingers and blaming each other."

Cameron also weighs in on the controversy over Rep. Todd Akin's 'legitimate rape' comment that has sparked outrage.

"Rape is rape," Cameron adds. "Nobody is going to agree with - with any kind of ok rape. And again, by watching the entire video, I get the sense there that this is a guy who is defending life and he wants to go to all lengths he can to protect the life of the unborn. And I think that's the message that comes through when I watch his video."

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