Kirk Cameron says an old video purportedly showing him blurting out ‘God hates f*gs’ is nothing but a smear campaign started by atheists who are angry at the success of his new Christian film Saving Christmas.
The very old clip shows Cameron and his outreach partner Ray Comfort discussing inside a car … where Cameron appears to say, ‘God hates f*gs, and you are going to hell.’
But Cameron’s rep said in a statement that the obviously edited video clip is the handwork of detractors who are trying to bring him down via defamation because of the success of Saving Christmas. Besides, the rep says Cameron’s comments were ‘blatantly taken out of context’ (he was merely repeating what other people have said).
Earlier in a Facebook post on Novemeber 21, Cameron had said that atheists had rallied to kick his movie off theaters by flooding it with bad ratings:
Keep storming! The gates of Rotten Tomatoes are falling!
You are A M A Z I N G! You just drove the Rotten Tomato rating to an all-time, soaring high of 94%!
Now the haters and atheists are coming out of the woodwork, attempting to hammer your good work (they rallied to drop your rating super low). They are attempting, once again, to ruin Saving Christmas for everyone. Look at their language, vulgarity, and spirit of hate. They can try to ruin a rating, but they can’t stop you from going with family and friends to see Saving Christmas this weekend! If people continue to turn out, the theaters will hold the movie longer. YOU have the power, just like with Rotten Tomatoes, to keep Saving Christmas in the theaters.
Your support sends a very loud message. Films like Soul Surfer, God’s Not Dead, Courageous and Saving Christmas are small lights in a dark world. Together, let’s light up movie theaters this weekend and remind everyone this Christmas of the true reason for the season. Together, they can’t stop us! Are you with me??
The video in question can be found below.