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Why Did Facebook Block Kirk Cameronís New Movie?
Fox News Radio ^ | July 18, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 07/19/2013 10:57:56 AM PDT by Theo

It’s something of a social networking mystery.

Why did Facebook block Kirk Cameron’s upcoming faith-based movie, “Unstoppable”?

Cameron announced on his fan page Thursday that Facebook had blocked fans from posting any links to the website promoting his film because the content was labeled “abusive and unsafe.”

“We have been officially shut down by Facebook and unable to get any response from them,” Cameron wrote on his personal Facebook fan page. The film was made in partnership with Liberty University, the self-proclaimed largest Christian university in the world.

After Cameron alerted more than 500,000 Facebook fans of his predicament, the social networking site removed the block – without any explanation.

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: christians; facebook; kirkcameron; libertyu; unstoppable
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Looks like Facebook has allowed people to share the link to Kirk's new film, Unstoppable -- http://unstoppablethemovie.com/ -- again. I did see that YouTube had removed the film trailer a few times, but it's back online -- again.
1 posted on 07/19/2013 10:57:56 AM PDT by Theo
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To: Theo

It will work against Facebook’s intentions.

Blocking it probably will give it more hype than it previously received. I know I had never heard of it until now.


2 posted on 07/19/2013 11:00:24 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Theo

I always had respect for Kirk Cameron for “coming out” as a christian after being a teen idol ion all the magazines for so many years

It probably ruined his chances for many things in Hollywood, but he still maintained his faith

I will go see this if it comes around here


3 posted on 07/19/2013 11:00:32 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Theo

I’ll go out on a limb and say it embraces traditional values that offend the gay community in some respect.


4 posted on 07/19/2013 11:00:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Theo

CONTROL


5 posted on 07/19/2013 11:01:15 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: Mr. K

We watch Fireproof at least twice a year.


6 posted on 07/19/2013 11:01:17 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Theo

it is against their religion


7 posted on 07/19/2013 11:01:49 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Theo

Why? They despise Christianity, freedom, liberty, and lots of other cool stuff.


8 posted on 07/19/2013 11:02:02 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Theo

Dunno but, from my perspective several of the Christians. Movies over the past several years have been excellent.

They are high quality scripting with a depth that gives one pause and introspective thought.

I liked his last couple of movies and loom forward to this one as well.


9 posted on 07/19/2013 11:08:05 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Theo
Christians are the new N-words.
10 posted on 07/19/2013 11:09:11 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Resolute Conservative

That’s a great film. I like Facing The Giants as well, a lot.


11 posted on 07/19/2013 11:10:22 AM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Vendome

Stoopit phone.

I am going to send this thing over home plate pretty soon.


12 posted on 07/19/2013 11:10:57 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Theo
Looks like Facebook has allowed people to share the link to Kirk's new film, Unstoppable...

I like train movies.

13 posted on 07/19/2013 11:14:32 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Theo

I am not sure what is going on but they are saying that YouTube blocked the movie premier which is a lie because I went to the YouTube site and put in the movie and it says that it was removed by USER.....Plus Facebook says that the page brought in spam. It could be true. Perhaps Kirk needs to redo the page and start over. Facebook does not hate Christians. I went to Facebook and put in Christians and hundreds of pages come up....even a Christians for Michele Bachmann page. I put in Jesus and they have a bunch of Jesus is love pages. Some articles are saying that Kirk is lying to get attention. The whole thing sounds crazy. Kirk should just make another page but do it right this time.


14 posted on 07/19/2013 11:14:34 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Resolute Conservative

what is fireproof?


15 posted on 07/19/2013 11:14:37 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Vendome

There was a great movie last year that I saw about a patriot in the war who passed away, but the town wanted Christmas and fought for it. It was a great movie that I enjoyed. I can’t remember the name but it was good....lol.


16 posted on 07/19/2013 11:16:24 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Mr. K

what is fireproof?

An average Christian Movie, but if you want to see a better film then Fireproof then see Courageous. It is 100 percent better than Fireproof where the acting is subpar.


17 posted on 07/19/2013 11:18:16 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Last Ounce of Courage

http://www.standusa.com/last-ounce-of-courage/


18 posted on 07/19/2013 11:21:13 AM PDT by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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To: NoNAIS

I followed your link and really enjoyed the “Chuck Norris Approved” seal on the upper right of the page. :)


19 posted on 07/19/2013 11:24:05 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: napscoordinator

I know people who say their marriages were saved by Fireproof


20 posted on 07/19/2013 11:29:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EEGator

Blocking it probably will give it more hype than it previously received. I know I had never heard of it until now.

&&
You are right. Same here.


21 posted on 07/19/2013 11:32:16 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: napscoordinator

Made a deep impression on you?

LOL


22 posted on 07/19/2013 11:34:53 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: napscoordinator

Unfortunately all the acting in all those films is not very good - but their hearts are in the right place and the scripts are pretty strong. More than makes up for it.

Hard to imagine Kirk or his team would do anything on purpose so it is probably some technical error or someone at facebook did in fact report it as a bad page - which in modern American and Facebook culture it is.


23 posted on 07/19/2013 11:35:16 AM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Fireproof annoys. More divorce porn for women. He wins her love back with cash, when she is cheating on him with someone who puts out less cash.

I know that puts me in a minority, but hey.


24 posted on 07/19/2013 11:38:48 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Theo

Another good one that’s just coming out on DVD next week (haven’t seen it myself but it looks good):

http://www.homerunthemovie.com/#


25 posted on 07/19/2013 11:44:31 AM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: napscoordinator

There was confirmation that they removed some posts from someone’s page recently and then restored it with an apology, overzealous employee. So, it could be that it is another overzealous employee classifying it as such.


26 posted on 07/19/2013 11:45:11 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Mr. K

A movie Cameron did about maintaining a healthy marriage done by Sherwood Baptist Church.

They have done 4 films: Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous. All a very string Christian based films.


27 posted on 07/19/2013 11:49:43 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: DesertRhino

Maybe but he was cheating with porn and self-absorbed behavior. It shows that both have to work.


28 posted on 07/19/2013 11:50:50 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Deathtomarxists

Maybe but I dare someone not to tear up when he stops to dance in that grassy area.


29 posted on 07/19/2013 11:52:40 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I’ll go out on a limb and say it embraces traditional values that offend the gay community in some respect.

Anything that doesn't actively promote tonsil-snaking offends the "gay community."

30 posted on 07/19/2013 11:54:29 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: DesertRhino

You completely missed the point of the movie. I thought the same thing before I saw it. It’s not the cash, it’s the time. Everything in his life was more important than his marriage. When he realized how bad he’d messed it up he followed the book’s instructions for courting. It involved buying gifts, but the gifts were pretty minor, it was the effort and consistency that mattered. He stopped putting himself first and started putting his wife’s needs ahead of his own.

And she doesn’t actually have an affair with that guy. He puts the moves on her, but nothing happens because her husband realizes that he’s willing to kick the other guy’s ass if that’s what it takes to keep his marriage together so the other guy got scared off.


31 posted on 07/19/2013 11:55:04 AM PDT by digitalbrownshirt
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To: Resolute Conservative

Ok, so what did the little pop tart wife have to do except openly with hold sex to achieve her personal goals, sneer at flowers that were not expensive enough, and go find another guy?

The doctor would have got her if he would have paid for the wheelchair thingy, but the fireman edged him out.
But guess cheating and self absorbed only matters if the GUY does it. Besides, what’s worse? His cheating by looking at a naked picture, or her cheating with a real dude?

She went to the highest bidder, and did nothing to make the marriage work except to finally settle on a bid. He shoulda got the boat.


32 posted on 07/19/2013 11:58:04 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Theo

Because Face Book is evil.

Judge a tree by its fruit, and don’t fear loosing the shade.


33 posted on 07/19/2013 12:04:17 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: DesertRhino

Your opinion is based on when the movie scripted started and that is one way I guess. One assumes, or at least I, that his porn addiction started before the movie did and caused her frigidity and it went down hill from there with him becoming openly hostile that she was “disrespecting him”. She shunned his gifts as a superficial attempt to “wife her up”.

Her cheating level was the same as his neither performed any open physical contact or so the movie does not confirm it.


34 posted on 07/19/2013 12:04:21 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Mr. K

Fireproof was about a couple whose marriage was troubled. The husband’s father (or his pastor — I forget which) takes him aside and gives him lessons on how to get his wife to fall in love with him again. He happened to be a Fireman, and he made his marriage Fireproof.

The movie was low budget and all of the parts (except Kirk Cameron) were played by members of a church. It was a good movie, even if it was a little bit amateurish. I’d see it again.


35 posted on 07/19/2013 12:10:29 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: napscoordinator
then see Courageous

I agree 100%

36 posted on 07/19/2013 12:10:56 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: EEGator

I had no trouble posting a link to it, and it seems that pretty quickly after he posted about this alleged problem, his fans started telling him they that had been able to post a link as well. Most of them seemed to attribute it to public pressure forcing Facebook to back down.


37 posted on 07/19/2013 12:13:09 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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It probably ruined his chances for many things in Hollywood,..

That...and his lack of acting skills. I'm glad he's found a niche and can spread the word.

38 posted on 07/19/2013 12:23:14 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (People in America are still tried in the courts rather than by left-wing protesters or by the media.)
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To: NoNAIS

Thank you!!!!!! I loved that movie so much!


39 posted on 07/19/2013 12:25:43 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Christians are the new N-words.

That sucks for me, double trouble.
40 posted on 07/19/2013 12:29:54 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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I was able to watch the trailer on youtube. I don’t know how to make the link clickable though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A22V5rIvmr4&list=TLnv2YwZYbm-g


41 posted on 07/19/2013 12:51:12 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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well gee...that went well!! It became clickable all by itself lol!


42 posted on 07/19/2013 12:52:02 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: American in Israel

Great post!


43 posted on 07/19/2013 12:54:47 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: napscoordinator

Both facebook and youtube rely on automated processes. If a group can get enough people to flag an item as spam, malware, etc, then it gets blocked automatically.


44 posted on 07/19/2013 1:16:48 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Hold the pig steady)
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To: Mr. K; All

I ran that by Rosie O’Donnell and she assured me the answer is ‘steel’.


45 posted on 07/19/2013 3:08:49 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (In the future everyone will be Emmanuel Goldstein, for fifteen minutes.)
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To: Theo
It took me a while to find. Youtube and many other major servers banned this (I don't understand why)
Unstoppable - Kirk Cameron - Movies (GodTube)
46 posted on 07/19/2013 6:06:36 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: DesertRhino

she never actually cheated on him; he was watching porn on the internet all the time, and ignoring her, and she was fed up with it, and was thinking about leaving.

And she was tempted by another man who treated her kindly when her husband was lusting after other women and verbally abusing her.


47 posted on 07/19/2013 6:07:23 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: DesertRhino
Besides, what’s worse? His cheating by looking at a naked picture, or her cheating with a real dude?

Matthew 5:28: "But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."

So the answer to your question is, they are equally bad. Both are the sin of adultery.

And there is no way to know if she would ever have gone through with sleeping with the guy, as the subject is never really broached. We know the guy probably just wanted to nail her, but maybe all she wanted was someone to treat her nice, and wouldn't have had sex until she was divorced and he married her.

48 posted on 07/19/2013 6:11:18 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: napscoordinator

I agree that the acting in Fireproof wasn’t that great - a little too stilted and wooden in some parts. But the message of the movie was great, and I recommend it to anyone who is married or is planning on being married.


49 posted on 07/19/2013 6:11:22 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: DesertRhino

I think you missed the point of the movie. And he doesn’t win her love back with cash. The whole point of that scene was that he gave up something that was important to him (getting a boat) to do something that was important to her (getting the equipment for her mother) - and did it without telling her or trying to get credit for it. I think it stressed the point that people know how we really feel about them by the way we act toward them when no one is looking - even them.


50 posted on 07/19/2013 6:16:22 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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