(CNSNews.com) — During a discussion about religious freedom in America, Dr. Alveda King, the niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said that Facebook had “pulled down” ads for a movie about Roe v. Wadebecause the social media giant does not “want the message of the injustice of abortion broadcast,” which, she added, is a “violation of religious freedom” and “very discriminatory.”
Dr. King made her remarks during a special edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, who is the president of the Family Research Council (FRC). The live show on Tuesday was broadcast on the Facebook page of the FRC in honor of Religious Freedom Day. President Donald Trump proclaimed Jan. 16, 2018 as Religious Freedom Day on Tuesday.
While discussing religious liberty in America and abroad, both Tony Perkins and Dr. King praised the power of social media to spread information and especially the Gospel. However, as Dr. King explained, social media is not as freedom-loving as one might think.
“You are making the appeal to those on Facebook to be involved, and me included,” said Dr. King. “Many of you know there’s a new movie coming out, Roe v. Wade. I’m one of the executive producers. Facebook has pulled down our ads, the paid ads and any mention of the non-paid ads.”
“They do not want the message of the injustice of abortion broadcast, and they are trying to block that,” she said. “That’s another violation of religious freedom. It’s very discriminatory.”
King was speaking about ads on Facebook about the Indiegogo fundraising the movie’s backers are promoting to help cover the costs of the film. There is a Facebook page for the movie but apparently ads for the fundraising were blocked.
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