Kirk Cameron's Biblical Beliefs on Homosexuality Attacked in Video Rant

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By Katherine Weber, Christian Post Reporter
April 13, 2012|5:59 pm

Attacks against child actor Kirk Cameron for expressing his religious beliefs on homosexuality have continued despite it being more than a month since the comments were made. The most recent attack comes in the form of a two-minute spoof video created by the comedy website "Funny or Die."

The group slamming Cameron calls itself "CCOKC," or "Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron." The clip features child stars from the 80's and 90's, including Brice Beckham ("Mr. Belvedere"), Kenn Michael ("The Parent 'Hood"), Maureen Flannigan ("Out of This World"), Christine Lakin ("Step by Step"), Josie Davis ("Charles in Charge"), Jeremy Licht ("The Hogan Family"), and Keith Coogan ("Adventures in Babysitting").

Cameron himself was an 80s child actor, playing the role of Mike Seaver on the sitcom "Growing Pains."

"We're pledging to raise awareness about a serious threat to our civil rights: Kirk Cameron's stupid opinions," say the child actors featured in the video.

"As former child stars ourselves, we don't want to be associated with that horse's ---," another child actor says in the video.

The video ends with calling Cameron a less-than-flattering profanity.

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The debate regarding Cameron's views on homosexuality stem from a March 2 interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." The actor had agreed to come on the show to focus on promoting his new documentary "Monumental."

However, Morgan sidetracked during the interview and asked Cameron about his views on homosexuality. Cameron responded honestly that he believes homosexuality is "unnatural" and that he thought it to be "detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."

Cameron's comments garnered much public backlash, especially from the LGBT community, including the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), who called his views "outrageous."

However, Cameron's supporters have argued that he is simply serving as a public target for expressing what millions of other Christians have believed for thousands of years. Supporters also argue that the attacks against him amount to an attack on his religious freedom. Others insist Cameron has a right to express his religious beliefs, as stated in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

In response to public criticism for his comments, Cameron defended himself, telling NBC's Anne Curry that he hates no one. Rather, his views on homosexuality are formed by his faith.

"All of us who really think deeply about social issues like gay marriage and abortion and homosexuality have convictions on issues, and we all have our convictions formed by different things, and mine are formed by my faith, they're informed by the word of God, and I found that to be an anchor for me, a compass and a guide for me," Cameron told Curry in a "Today Show" interview on March 30, 2012.

"I was surprised, frankly, that people were surprised by the things that I've said," he explained to Curry.

 "I have been consistent for 15 years as a Christian. I'm a Bible-believing Christian. What I would have thought was more newsworthy is if I had said something that contradicted the word of God, if I had contradicted my faith," he noted.

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