by Matt Slick
Kirk Cameron has been one of the more popular faces of evangelical Christianity. His popularity was guaranteed by playing Mike Seaver on the television sit-com Growing Pains (1985-1992). Now he focuses on presenting Christianity in movies and TV. He also works with Ray Comfort in The Way of the Master, an evangelical ministry that promotes the gospel of Jesus.
Kirk's latest project as of July, 2013 is the movie Unstoppable. It is about the "investigation into the moral origins of good and evil, their inspirational value and their historical significance to us today."1 There's no profanity or nudity. Sounds good, right? But there was a snag. Facebook apparently didn't like Kirk's movie and blocked it--saying that it was "abusive" and "unsafe." On Kirk's Facebook fan page he wrote . . .
“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!! Try to post it yourself and see! We have been officially shut down by Facebook and unable to get any response from them. 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?! Please help us encourage Facebook to unblock our website soon by sharing this post with your friends so more people can see this transparent, faith-building project."
Well, it seems to have paid off because now Facebook has allowed the link. Wow, amazing . . . allowing a link to a movie by a Christian where morality is examined. There was no explanation for the change. Did the powers that be at the social megacite see how they were being unfair? Did FB succumb to social pressure? Who knows, but the fact is that Facebook apparently doesn't like Christianity. What else are we to conclude? After all, do you think they would have banned a link to a move that promoted homosexuality? Of course not. If they had, it would have been on the news circuit and late night TV. The hypocrisy of double standards is alive and well in the media, and subtle, but increasing, persecutions like this one are on the rise.
Good for you, Kirk. Keep up the good work.
- 1. http://www.fathomevents.com/#!unstoppable/more-info/details