Facebook has been accused of censoring a fundraising ad for a Christian movie starring “Clueless” actress Stacey Dash and “Hercules” and “God’s Not Dead” star Kevin Sorbo.
The movie, “I Am A Christian,” tells the story of Meriam Ibrahim, a woman who was arrested in Sudan for converting to Christianity.
Producers are trying to raise $500,000 to help with the costs of making the independent film.
But they hit a wall when they took their fundraising appeal to Facebook.
Their intended message, the Daily Caller reported: “Are you a Christian? We challenge you to change your profile picture to this ‘I Am A Christian’ photo for one week! Change your picture now, and challenge your friends too do the same. Stand up and declare, Yes, I Am A Christian!!!”
Facebook officials, however, rejected the ad. Why? They wrote, the Christian Examiner reported: “It doesn’t follow Facebook’s Advertising Guidelines for language that is profane, vulgar, threatening or generates high negative feedback. Ads can’t use language that insults, harasses or demeans people, or addresses their age, gender, name, race, physical condition or sexual preference.”
And film producers said they were shocked. “I certainly didn’t see anything profane, vulgar or threatening in our ad,” one of the producers said in an email to the Daily Caller. So far, film producers have raised about $2,000 on Indiegogo.com