“Gosnell” movie actor Dean Cain is not pro-life but abortion activists have been smearing him anyway for his role in the film.
The Daily Caller reports Cain responded this week to liberals who have been calling him a “homophobic bigot” and other names because he has been promoting the film, “Gosnell: America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” at conservative events.
“It was guilt by association, guilt without evidence, and guilt without due process,” he told the news outlet.
Famous for his role in “Lois & Clark,” Cain plays Philadelphia police detective James “Woody” Wood, one of the authorities who first uncovered the horrors at Kermit Gosnell’s abortion facility in 2011.
He recently promoted the film during the Values Voter Summit, hosted by the Family Research Council. The pro-life group also opposes same-sex marriage, a point liberal activists used to attack Cain, who supports same-sex marriage and legalized abortions.
“As I was getting on the plane from LA to DC, I noticed activity on my social media sites, where folks were complaining about me appearing at the Summit, complaining about the film … just another day on social media,” he told the news outlet.
Here’s more from the report:
By the time he took the stage, the smear campaign was already in full swing — and when he was asked about the backlash, Cain mentioned the intolerance of those who were attacking him. That, he says, was when all hell broke loose.
“When I said ‘intolerant,’ I was speaking about ALL GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS who were taking aim at me on social media and elsewhere, which included pro-choice, pro-life, anti-religious folks, super-religious folks, anti-Hollywood folks, folks who just don’t like me, anti-FRC folks, supporters of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and LGBTQ activists,” Cain told TheDC. “I was attacked by individuals from all of the above groups — for attending the summit, for being pro-choice, for making the movie ‘GOSNELL,’ and even for supporting gay rights.”
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Multiple outlets published misleading headlines, claiming that Cain had spoken at an “anti-gay” event — in spite of the fact that he had simply introduced a premiere of “GOSNELL” at the request of his producers. Cain responded to many of them, asking them to point out what he actually said that was “homophobic” or “bigoted,” and requesting retractions from those who had run with false stories.
Overall, he saw the attacks as just another way liberal Hollywood is attempting to stop people from seeing the film.
“‘Gosnell’ tells the story of Abortionist Kermit Gosnell, and his killing of live babies at his abortion clinic,” Cain said. “Hollywood didn’t want to make the movie, and didn’t want to distribute it. We had to raise the money on Indiegogo, and many folks were against us making and distributing the film. Even the judge who presided at the trial tried to stop it!”
The makers of the movie have been hitting roadblocks since they began their project more than four years ago. Their struggles began when the crowdfunding site Kickstarter refused to allow filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney to fundraiser there. They later broke a crowdfunding record on Indiegogo.
Last month, NPR rejected an ad for the film because it used the term “abortion doctor,” according to The Daily Beast. NPR claimed the term is not “value neutral,” but it has used the term in its own reporting numerous times.
Then on Monday, filmmakers said the Planned Parenthood abortion chain bullied an Austin, Texas hotel into canceling one of its pre-screening events.
In 2013, a jury convicted Gosnell of murdering three newborn babies and contributing to the death of a female patient, along with numerous other crimes. He was sentenced to three consecutive life in prison terms for his crimes.
The movie is scheduled for release Friday, Oct. 12. For more details, visit gosnellmovie.com.