Tell Facebook to STOP Censoring Pro-Family and Conservative Messages
Your latest attempt to censor Kirk Cameron’s movie “Unstoppable” is another example of your bias and discrimination towards conservative and pro-family messages. Last Thursday night, Cameron posted on his Facebook page: “Calling all friends of Faith, Family, and Freedom! Facebook has officially ‘blocked’ me and you (and everyone else) from posting any link to my new movie at UnstoppableTheMovieDOTcom, labeling the content as ‘abusive,’ ‘unsafe,’ and ‘spammy!’ I can’t even write the real link here, or Facebook would block this post too!!”
Cameron received a message from Facebook telling him the website’s content was labeled as “abuse” and “unsafe.” Yet, the film’s website does not contain any graphic photographs, video or profanity. “We have been officially shut down by Facebook and unable to get any response from them,” he said. “This is my most personal film about faith, hope, and love, and about why God allows bad things to happen to good people. What is ‘abusive’ or ‘unsafe’ about that?!”
Unstoppable, which is expected in theaters in the fall, aims to answer questions about suffering and recounts the personal experience of a Cameron friend whose son battled cancer. “I would understand if there was something truly unsafe about my stuff,” Cameron told Fox News. “But I would encourage people to watch the trailer. Do you find anything offensive about faith, hope and love in the time of a tragedy?”
In 2012, Cameron was criticized for calling homosexuality “unnatural,” “detrimental,” and “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” Since then, Cameron’s public statements and work has been highly scrutinized, now to the extent that non-controversial messages such as those seen in Unstoppable, are seemingly being censored in order to hurt the Christian filmmaker and supporter of traditional family values.
After an outpouring of support from hundreds of thousands of Cameron’s fans, Facebook lifted the block. But this isn’t the first time Facebook has censored conservative and/or pro-family messages:
- In June 2013, Facebook blocked conservative columnist Todd Starnes Facebook status update: “I’m about as politically incorrect as you can get. I’m wearing an NRA ball cap, eating a Chick-fil-A sandwich, reading a Paula Deen cookbook and sipping a 20-ounce sweet tea while sitting in my Cracker Barrel rocking chair with the Gather Vocal Band singing ‘Jesus Saves’ on the stereo and a Gideon’s Bible in my pocket. Yes sir, I’m politically incorrect and happy as a june bug.”
- In January 2013, the “Chicks on the Right” Facebook page was shut down after they posted a message criticizing the White House. “Chicks on the Right,” a conservative website with more than 100,000 fans, reportedly received a notice to the group’s president that she would be locked out of not only her “Chicks on the Right” Facebook page, but her personal page as well. Facebook accused her of violating the company’s standards with one of her posts. Facebook later apologized for the incident.
- In 2012, Facebook censored pro-life activists who posted an image of a pre-born baby aborted at eight weeks on their Facebook site. To add insult to injury, Facebook had earlier issued an apology to a pro-abortion site for taking down a post that offered explicit instructions for performing a do-it-yourself chemical abortion with the drug Misoprostol, used by doctors to induce labor in pregnant women. The Facebook officials backed up their apology by reposting the abortion instructions.
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