Thanks to Funny or Die, a group of childhood TV stars are speaking out against Kirk Cameron's anti-gay comments.
by China DeSpain
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Earlier this year, former “Growing Pains” star and devout Christian Kirk Cameron came under fire for some negative comments he made about homosexuality.

During an appearance with Piers Morgan, Cameron stated his belief that homosexuality is “destructive” and “unnatural.” Unsurprisingly, his comments stirred a lot of backlash, but when given an opportunity to clarify or retract his statements, he stuck to his beliefs.

“I don’t change my feeling about the comments,” he told “Fox and Friends” in a later interview, and further claimed that Morgan had been “disingenuous” during his appearance.

“What disheartens me…is that when you’re sitting across the table from someone who knows what your perspective is on issues — and I’ve been very consistent, I don’t think anything I said surprised anybody as a Bible-believing Christian — but to then take some answers, reduce an important and personal and sensitive issue to a 4-second soundbite and toss it into a community to start a political firestorm and really upset people that you’re saying you’re looking to protect, I think it’s disingenuous,” he said.

Although he did eventually backpedal on his statements, it was too little, too late, because Cameron wasn’t the only one who was disheartened, albeit for much different reasons.

Now a group of his fellow childhood actors have taken to Funny or Die to express their opinion of his comments — and it’s safe to say that they’re both amusing, and none too flattering.

Referring to themselves as CCOKC (yes, pronounced “cock”) Brice BeckhamMaureen FlanniganChristine Lakin, Keith Coogan and more “Childhood Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron” point out that not only are gays not “destroying everything mankind ever built,” but actually helped Cameron in his early career, making his statements not only unenlightened, but also hypocritical.

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

“Look, we’ve met Kirk, and he’s a very pleasant guy. The problem is, he’s one of us, and he should know better. As young actors, we grew up around gay people. They were our wardrobe stylists, our hair stylists, our…I’m sure they did other things too, but mainly they were stylists. Our experience in the entertainment industry showed us that most homosexuals are kind, hard-working people.”

“Kirk, like all of us, lived and worked in the company of homosexuals for years. And [we would] challenge him to name one thing they ever did to hurt him, his community, or civilization as a whole.”

Of course, this is a Funny or Die video, so jokes abound. Mixed in with the serious message are playful jabs at Neil Patrick Harris (one of the entertainment industry’s few gay “a**holes”), the CCOKCs’ discomfort at explaining gay sex, and their assertion that they aren’t trying to defend — or discriminate against — gay criminals.

The end of the video pretty much sums it all up, as they take turns proclaiming, “I’m a CCOKC. And Kirk, you’re just a dick.”

Check it out below, but be warned, it’s NSFW.

CCOKC – Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron – watch more funny videos

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  • John Kyrk

    video doesn’tplay

  • Russell Day

    Who cares what Kirk Cameron has to say anyway? Who wants to listen to a has-been who hasn’t actually done anything since “acting” as a kid? Really, now.

  • JR Johnson

    Though I’m late to this, here are my thoughts. I did not care for the TV show Growing Pains and did not care for actor Kirk T. Cameron. But I agree with what he says on homosexuality and transexuality (transexuals are mutilated gays and lesbians).

    Even if orientation doesn’t change, it’s best for gays/lesbians to be celibate just as it’s best for a person with tobacco orientation not to smoke. Never have I heard straights blame childhood sex abuse for reasons a man has sex with a woman and fathers children with her. Yet sometimes have heard gays and lesbians say childhood sex abuse is reason they do same sex behaviors. Sex abuse in youth can cause people to behave in ways. It’s not controversial to talk of nightmares, suicides, bed wetting often a result of sex abuse in youth. Yet when 1 talks gay/lesbian behaviors in adulthood because they learned this sexual behavior by being repeatedly molested, then gays with politically safe psychologists complain. The politically correct psychologists who deny this know it’s possible for a boy to turn out gay as a result of childhood sex abuse, yet deny what they know is true. Of course, not all who are sexually abused in youth become gay in adulthood-but the risk is higher.

    Main ideas of science and math are always the same (such as freezing temperature is 32 Degrees Fahrenheit & lower, 2+2=4) and with main ideas of science, unless new information is found which changes prior conclusion (such as in 1950s when they found a whale is a mammal not a fish as scientists first thought), the main ideas of science stay the same. I do not believe mainstream science/psychology in the 1960s to early 70s discovered anything new to change long held conclusions on homosexuality when they removed homosexuality from DSM in 1973. They have as said since 1973 become ideological on gay/lesbian topic. I don’t deny possibility homosexuality could be genetic or inborn for some but that is unproven. Even if it’s true that homosexuality is inborn for some people, homosexual/lesbian conduct would still be bad for health. Homosexual/lesbian conduct needs to be marginalized such as smoking/tobacco use is.

    I know my view offends homosexuals, but most smokers do not get offended by negative views of tobacco use. So homosexuals/lesbians have to hear others give negative views of their sex lives, because there is something wrong with this just as there’s something wrong with smoking.

    Repair therapy for gays and lesbians who want to be straight must be available just as repair therapy must be available for a drug junky who wants to become clean. For a therapy to have best chance of success, the patient has to want it for themselves. If a person goes into therapy because he or she is pressured by peers into this, they are usu. not going to last long because they don’t sincerely want it. If a kid is a junky and he or she doesn’t want therapy to quit drugs, then it’s usu. going to fail because they don’t want it. You can not force a person into therapy minus a court order and even if you do, if they don’t sincerely want it, it’s usu. will fail. While repair therapy to treat gayism, lesbianism often fails, using what you ask, we also should not have repair therapy to treat smoking, drug junkyism, etc. because that often fails. Minors can not be forced into therapy against will-minus a court order such as requiring medicines for a minor who does not want medicines.

    Yes, it should also be the right of homosexuals and lesbians not to go into repair therapy just as I support right of tobacco users not to have repair therapy to quit smoking and I support right of any lucid person to refuse medical care such as if a lucid person’s a heart attack victim and does not want open heart surgery, then it should be their right to refuse this. Yes, proof burden is on repair therapists, but if you aren’t going to have repair therapy for homsexuality/lesbianism, then you may as well not have repair therapy for drug junkyism or drunkardism, because such therapy often fails and high relapses. Is it possible for a homosexual or lesbian to change sexual behavior and sexual orientation to heterosexuality? There are gays and lesbians who sincerely believe they changed to heterosexuality and without contrary proof only they know. All transexuals are homosexual/lesbian as the act of mutilating to become false opposite sex is itself an act of homosexuality/lesbianism-sad maiming and make this illegal.