Pro-Life Movie 180 Has Billboard Company Censor Advertising
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 11/23/11 7:45 PM
Three of the largest billboard companies in Southern California have declined to allow the producers of the acclaimed pro-life movie 180 purchase advertising on the billboard networks.
Ray Comfort, the creator of the movie, which has been seen more than 1.5 million times on YouTube, says he believes it is because the movies compares the travesty of abortion to the Holocaust. He did not name the companies that had been refusing to run advertising.
“One is owned by a Jewish family,” he told LifeNews in a statement yesterday. “Their spokesperson was very upset that we dared to compare American abortion to the Holocaust. But there are no pictures involved. All we want is to put up text saying: ’180movie.com — award-winning — free viewing — one million views in 22 days.’ They have the right to refuse, but I think their refusal hasn’t been well thought out.”
Comfort says the same companies are running ads he believes many pro-life people would find immoral or objectionable.
“If they don’t see the comparison of the killing of six million Jews with the slaughter of nearly sixty million Americans through abortion, it’s probably because they don’t consider a baby in the womb to be human,” Comfort said. “That’s exactly what Hitler did with the Jews. He said that they weren’t human, and then he made billions when he killed them and seized their assets.”
“American abortion makes billions through the slaughter of the unborn, and like the Nazi machine it is a well-run money-making industry that has been successful in brainwashing millions into believing that a baby is something other than a baby,” he continued.
The Los Angeles-based Jewish producer said, “After being turned down by these companies, we decided to ask the churches of America to put 180movie.com on their church signs. We also produced huge ’180′ window stickers for cars. These take up the whole back window and act as a moving billboard.
“Millions of Americans are being legally slaughtered in our country, but here is something positive we can do. This short movie is changing minds about abortion and saving lives.”
Comfort points to the thousands of emails that have poured into his organization, in response to the 33-minute award-winning movie:
“I’m a student at University of Michigan-Flint. I had a conversation with someone who I found out was a Christian and he asked me if I had seen ’180′ and I told him yes and I loved it. He said that ’180′ is taking MSU’s campus by storm.”
“I shared 180 with my pro-abortion literature teacher, and she is now pro-life.”
“I’m a senior at a public high school in West Virginia. Because of 180 I was able to turn around the entire class opinion about abortion and by the end of the class 25 of the 25 students and my teacher as well had all raised their hand agreeing that abortion should be illegal.”
“I never thought it possible that 33 minutes could have such an impact on my life, but they did. ’180′ was one of the most (if not THE most) influential movie I have ever seen. It not only changed my mind about abortion, but it also brought me to our Lord Jesus Christ, for I too had hidden myself in denial of God’s existence, because of all the sins I have committed.”
The 180 movie has created a firestorm with more than 26,000 often angry comments, because it shows eight people who are adamantly pro-abortion changing their minds and becoming pro-life in a matter of seconds, because they were asked one question.
A free DVD of the award-winning viral movie “180″ may be coming to a high school near you as the promoters of the film follow up on their successful distribution of 200,000 copies of the movie to college and university campuses.
Ray Comfort, the creator of the documentary says it has been so popular “because it’s ‘shocking.’ It opens with 14 people (mainly college students) who have no idea of the identity of Adolf Hitler.”
“One reviewer said, ‘So, what’s a pretty good documentary could have been even stronger without the fools early on,’” Comfort said. “Perhaps those who are quick to call these students fools lack perception themselves. These young people are rather ignorant as to perhaps the darkest period of human history, because the American education system has failed them.”
Late last month, between 180,000 and 200,000 copies of the 33-minute DVD were given out at 100 of America’s top universities, and now the Jewish author and TV co-host is turning his attention to high schools.
See the 180 movie here.