Kirk Cameron says a controversial viral video of him blurting out "God hates f-gs" is not only 15-20 years old, but is being posted by haters trying to defame him.
The actor and born-again Christian, whose latest film Saving Christmas has been a huge success (at least in its target demo), says this is a smear campaign.
The clip shows Kirk and Ray Comfort, his partner in a Christian outreach website, having a conversation in which Kirk says, "God hates f-gs, and you're going to Hell."
Whatever you think of him and his admittedly polarizing political and religious views, the video is obviously edited to make the 44-year-old look terrible.
A rep for Cameron says the statement is blatantly "taken out of context," possibly implying that he's quoting someone or something else at the time.
Kirk's rep says that pissed off Atheists spliced, edited and have been trying to spread the photo like crazy to torpedo Cameron and his Christmas movie.