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Saturday
Apr142012

Kirk Cameron Hit By Former Child Stars on Gay Comments

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A group of former child stars banded together in a video to lambast comments Kirk Cameron made in March calling homosexuality “unnatural,” “detrimental,” and “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

The video, which was posted on Funny Or Die, featured seven child actors who had formed a group called Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron or CCOKC for short.

 

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 “Together we’re pledging to raise awareness about a serious threat to our civil rights–Kirk Cameron’s stupid opinions,” they say in the video.

The spoof public service announcement featured seven former child stars,  including Christine Lakin from “Step By Step,” Kenn Michael from “The Parent ‘Hood” and Josie Davis from “Charles In Charge.”

“Look, we’ve met Kirk and he’s a very pleasant guy,” they say. “But Kirk, like all of us, lived and worked in the company of homosexuals for years and I would challenge him to name one thing they ever did to hurt him, his community, or civilization as a whole.”

Cameron’s representative has seen the video but declined to comment.

The actor received backlashfrom the comments, which he made on Piers Morgan but told ABCNews.com he had also received a tremendous amount of support.

“I should be able to express moral views on social issues,” he said, “especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years — without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach ‘tolerance’ that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I’m in the public square.”

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Tuesday
Mar062012

Exclusive: Kirk Cameron Responds to Critics, ‘Hate Speech’

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kirk Cameron is fighting back against the “hate speech” he feels he’s endured since calling homosexuality “unnatural,” “detrimental,” and “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization” during a Friday appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight to promote his new film, Monumental.

In an email statement released exclusively to ABC News on Tuesday, Cameron said that when Morgan asked him to share his views on homosexuality, “I spoke as honestly as I could, but some people believe my responses were not loving toward those in the gay community. That is not true. I can assuredly say that it’s my life’s mission to love all people.”

“I should be able to express moral views on social issues,” he said, “especially those that have been the underpinning of Western civilization for 2,000 years — without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach ‘tolerance’ that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I’m in the public square.”

He concluded, “I believe we need to learn how to debate these things with greater love and respect,” and added, “I’ve been encouraged by the support of many friends (including gay friends, incidentally).”

Cameron’s Growing Pains co-stars Tracey Gold and Alan Thicke have spoken out against his comments, along with many other celebrities. Over the weekend, GLAAD launched a petition called Tell Kirk Cameron It’s Time to Finally Grow Up.

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Monday
Mar052012

Kirk Cameron Receiving Support Despite Anti-Gay Comments

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While gay rights activists are eviscerating Kirk Cameron for calling homosexuality "unnatural," "detrimental," and "ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization," the former Growing Pains star has received "thousands of emails and comments" of support, Cameron's representative told ABC News on Monday.

"Cameron is thankful for the thousands of emails and comments that he's received from those who value the freedom to express one's beliefs," the actor's rep said in an email statement.

Cameron opined on gay rights during a Friday appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight to promote his upcoming documentary, Monumental. On marriage equality, the outspoken evangelical Christian said, "Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don't think anyone else should either."

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His Hollywood colleagues have taken to Twitter to counter him. On Sunday, Tracey Gold, who co-starred with Cameron on Growing Pains, wrote, "I am a strong supporter of the #LGBT Community, and I believe in equal rights for all. #NOH8 #LOVE"

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson quipped, "The only unnatural thing about me being gay is that I had a crush on Kirk Cameron until about 24 hours ago." Roseanne Barr wrote, "kirk or kurt or whatever cameron is an accomplice to murder with his hate speech."

CNN's Morgan told TMZ.com that he found Cameron's views "antiquated" but said the actor was "brave" to share them.

A representative for Cameron declined ABC News' repeated requests for comment.

Meanwhile, GLAAD has launched a petition to "Tell Kirk Cameron It's Time to Finally Grow Up." As of Monday afternoon, it had more than 2,300 signatures.

"Thousands, including many people of faith, have shared the campaign and spoken out against Cameron's remarks," GLAAD spokesman Herndon Graddick said in a statement Monday. "Kirk Cameron's statements are not only out-of-touch with the beliefs of most Americans, they contribute to a climate of hostility and falsely suggest that communities of faith are not accepting of LGBT people."

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