Political correctness strikes again. Rumors in the film industry indicate Cancel Culture's next target may be Christian films.
You've heard of “Cancel Culture”, a movement aimed at silencing viewpoints (often conservative) in the public square. This could be trying to shame actor Vince Vaughn for shaking former President Trump’s hand, or Disney firing actress Gina Carano in February for her political posts on social media. Now Christian films may be the next target.
Christian leaders say this push to silence traditional viewpoints on issues like abortion or marriage is anti-American.
“There are those in power right now in government and within the culture that would silence anyone who simply just doesn’t agree with them,” Dave Welch, Executive Director of the Houston Area Pastor Council, said. “But the truth of the matter is, you can only be silenced if you’re willing to be silenced.”
Welch says it's ironic the same Hollywood liberals who advocate against bullying, are doing just that to Christians. He adds it's vital Americans (and Christians) stand up to bullying by supporting those who aren't afraid to express their opinions or beliefs.
On Friday, Netflix said it wants more diversity in its films and television shows. The California-based company announced it will spend a 100 million dollars to support projects that present a variety of different view-points. Christian filmmaker and actor Kevin Sorbo told Fox News he was invited to work with Netflix years ago, but they dropped him.
“When my movie came out, 'Let There Be Light', a couple years ago a got a call from Netflix. They said ‘Hey, we see that you have a big step inside this family-friendly world, we’d like to set up an inspirational division here at Netflix’. So, I had three meetings with them. They were wonderful. They were very nice to me. And yet, it’s just weird that they didn’t want to follow through what they told me they wanted to do. Because I have wonderful scripts for television and movies, and nothing’s really happened with them,” Sorbo said.