Oh, Canada, you gonna censor a movie now?

Monday, May 27, 2019
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

"Unplanned" (movie image)The unashamedly pro-life film “Unplanned” has been effectively banned in Canada but a Christian leader predicts it will still find an audience there.

“Unplanned” has filled movie theatres in the United States, where audiences have been moved to tears by the graphic depiction of abortion and the real-life story of pro-life leader Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director.

With a budget of $6 million, the Pure Flix film has earned a respectable $18 million at the box office since its March opening.

Johnson

In fact, despite a near-complete media blackout, “Unplanned” still beat opening day predictions and finished as the No. 4 weekend movie despite a controversial R-rating that may have chased away moviegoers.

But the film is reportedly being chased out of Canada, where prominent distributors Landmark and Cineplex are refusing to release the movie due to its content.

Lisa Wheeler, a producer of the film, announced the lock-out at a May 8 press conference in Ottawa.

Dr. Charlie McVety of Canada Christian College tells OneNewsNow that blocking the film is nothing less than censoring a topic the distributors don’t like.

McVety

“And that's the hypocrisy,” he says, “that they frequently talk about being open to sharing other cultures, and being diverse and fair, but then a film comes along that has a deep emotional impact and they stop it so that we can't even see it.”

McVety, who is no stranger to fighting Canada’s liberal ideology and predictable censorship, predicts the film will be widely shown at churches and other venues across Canada despite the lock-out from distribution.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What would you say is Joe Biden's biggest liability in his quest for the Democratic nomination?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Parachutists jump over Dutch heath to mark WWII operation
Hong Kong protesters burn flag, police fire pepper spray
Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands in Nevada desert
Trump, in call, urged Ukraine to investigate Biden's son
Hurricane Lorena threatens Mexico's resort-studded Baja
US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran
Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

LATEST FROM THE WEB

'Almost impossible mission': The 8,000-mile nonstop flight to save a US soldier's life
School cancels football game days after cheerleaders are punished for pro-Trump banner
Trey Gowdy rips 'deeply partisan' Adam Schiff
How Elizabeth Warren used fake Native American identity to get ahead
New details reported on Trump-Ukraine call as Dems clash with White House on complaint

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
FCC attempting to help parents

TV rating MA LSVA moms' group that aims to stop the exploitation of children, especially by the entertainment media, is hopeful that changes to fix the TV ratings system are on the way.