Actor Dean Cain: From Superman to Right-Wing Darling

Dean Cain, who starred as Superman on TV and played gay in “The Broken Hearts Club” film, caused a firestorm when he participated in the Values Voters Summit run by the anti-LGBTQ Family Research Council on September 21. He was there promoting his film “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” where he plays a detective going after a rogue abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell who was accused of murdering hundreds of newborns and convicted of killing three.

GLAAD went after Cain on Twitter, writing, “Allies should not turn a blind eye to the people, groups, and rhetoric that propel this event. There is no event on the calendar that is more rabidly against LGBTQ people and our rights.”

Cain shot back that he is pro-LGBTQ rights and pro-choice, but “I haven’t studied their record” and was just there to promote his movie, which takes the view that Philadelphia officials and reporters didn’t pursue Gosnell lest they be seen as anti-abortion.

Cain accused gay critics who were trying to pry him away from the Family Research Council of “intolerance.”