There has been a lot of commotion lately over Kirk Cameron's newest film, "Unstoppable", premiering in theaters on September 24th. The description reads:
"Kirk Cameron returns to movie theaters September 24 with the follow-up to his record-breaking, one-night theatrical event, Monumental. In Unstoppable, a brand-new documentary, Kirk takes you on a personal and inspiring journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raiser in faith: Why? Kirk goes back to the beginning—literally—as he investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. Reminding us that there is great hope, Unstoppable creatively asks—and answers—the age-old question: Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?"
This is Kirk Cameron's latest video project, and it promises to be a great movie and follow up to last year's Monumental. We look forward to bringing you updates on the film and adding it to our new movies section shortly.
But there's more to the story.
On Kirk Cameron's Facebook page yesterday, it was discovered they couldn't post a link to their website, as it had been blocked by Facebook. Kirk Cameron posted this 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!! 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."
This message was shared over 250,000 times on Facebook and a few hours ago, the block was finally taken off by Facebook. it was posted on the Unstoppable Facebook page:
"Interesting happenings with Unstoppable, Facebook, and YOU. "After Cameron alerted more than 500,000 Facebook fans of his predicament, the social networking site removed the block—without any explanation. 'This is a real victory,' he said, thanking his fans and supporters for reaching out to Facebook. 'If we work together, we really do have a voice.'”
So after some controversy, Facebook finally removed the block on the website, and it is now freely shareable. However, it was also discovered that a ban had been placed on the trailer for Unstoppable by YouTube, and as of this writing, the video is still not viewable by the public. we'll try to update you when this video is finally made available again.
What do you think of Facebook and Youtube's decision to block Kirk Cameron's Unstoppable? Was this merely a mistake or a purposeful attempt to block this video from public viewing? Let us know in the comments below!
UPDATE - It looks like the YouTube channel is finally active again. Be sure to go check it out and support Kirk Cameron with this project!
ANOTHER UPDATE - Kirk Cameron is back online now and had this to say on Friday on his Facebook page:
"You did it again!! 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!!
Now let's make sure NOTHING stops UNSTOPPABLE from coming to a theater in your town on Sept. 24th. Buy your tickets today. If we sell out all the seats in your neighborhood theater, NOTHING can stop it from playing there. Theaters full of people who love God, even in the midst of tragedy is a powerful witness to EVERYONE that life is stronger than death, good is stronger than evil, and faith is stronger than doubt. Get your tickets now at:
We definitely need to make sure that this film gets released. We need to be willing to support this film and Kirk Cameron with the amazing work he is doing!