“Liberals who celebrate tolerance of other views always seem amazed that there are other views”
– William F. Buckley
Touche, Bill. The latest example of Lefty/Lib ‘tolerance’: Facebook and YouTube censorship of Kirk Cameron’s newest movie, Unstoppable.
According to a July 18 article by Todd Starnes, Cameron announced on his fan page last week that Facebook had blocked fans from posting any links to the website promoting his film. Why? Because Facebook Tolerance Nazis labeled the content “abusive and unsafe.”
Cameron responded, “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?”
Oh, wait. Saying or doing anything that might “offend” the tender sensibilities of terrorists, atheists, fanatical Muslims, the Boston bombers or Chris Matthews is anathema, but we have to shut down those eeeevil Christians who want to talk about “faith, hope and love”?
Funny. Last time I checked (yesterday), Facebook fan pages for revisionist history and/or Lefty political sop masquerading as movies such as Platoon, Apocalypse Now, Dances With Wolves, Pocahontas, Avatar and JFK remain unscathed.
Whew. Great to know the Facebook censors are taking their jobs seriously. We wouldn’t want anything like faith, hope, goodness or grace to get lost in the sea of garbage that regularly washes up on other Facebook shores.
You Tube did same. Here’s the message that popped up when I attempted to access the Unstoppable trailer on Friday:
This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube’s policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content.
So, let me get this straight. Some of the most vile, wretched material on the planet can be posted on YouTube with impunity, but an “inspiring journey of faith and hope” with unapologetically Christian content is removed because it constitutes “spam, scam and commercially deceptive”?
Will the last one out of YouTube with half a brain kindly lock the door?
Thankfully, not everyone on the planet swallows Facebook or YouTube hook, line and sinker. In fact, quite a few gagged on the gags.
“Facebook and YouTube keep taking down videos and information related to Kirk Cameron’s documentary ‘Unstoppable'” says a newly opened Facebook page, Stop Censoring Kirk Cameron’s Unstoppable. “This is unjustified censorship. For the sake of our freedom of religion and freedom of speech, we need to fight this.”
Felt the Heat
And the faith community did. Facebook and YouTube may not have “seen the light” on Unstoppable, but they certainly felt the heat. Facebook relented, unblocking the Unstoppable page. You Tube followed suit.
“Because of your firm, loving, and clear voice, not only did Facebook welcome us back, YouTube also removed its block on our Unstoppable movie trailer. We are back online with full access. Thank you!! Fox News, Huffington Post, Entertainment Tonight, ABC, Drudge, and others have heard about your accomplishment and my phone is ringing off the hook to talk with me about how powerful the faith community is to accomplish good things when we put our hearts and minds together. They are listening!!”
Good. But here’s the $64,000 question: Why did this clean, uplifiting, faith-based film get “blocked” in the first place?
“Unstoppable” is coming to movie theaters on September 24. Who knows? Maybe the extra publicity generated by Facebook and YouTube will result in packed theaters coast to coast. Not even “amazed” libs can stop this one. Find out more here.