Christian radio behemoth K-LOVE found itself in hot water when executives at the company blocked commercials for the pro-life movie “Unplanned.”
The Pure Flix film tells the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director who parted with the organization after she watched a doctor perform an abortion via ultrasound.
In late March, Johnson revealed the Christian radio network had banned ads for “Unplanned,” claiming the content was too “political,” which K-LOVE works to avoid.
Johnson urged her Facebook followers to reach out to K-LOVE.
Soon thereafter, the radio conglomerate doubled down on its decision, noting the company focuses on “on positive and encouraging content that is safe for the whole family.” A sticking point for K-LOVE was the film’s R-rating.
Johnson responded, calling K-LOVE’s reasoning “total bull,” arguing the radio network “promoted ‘The Passion of the Christ,’ which was also rated R.”
“They can’t seem to keep track of what they stand for,” she wrote on Facebook.
What’s going on now?
One day after Johnson’s initial post criticizing K-LOVE, she posted an update, suggesting the radio company had changed its tune.
“After meeting again today with one of the Unplanned producers,” she wrote, “K-LOVE Radio has decided to stand up for the unborn and promote ‘Unplanned.’”
But in a tweet posted Friday afternoon, Johnson said K-LOVE is still not airing advertisements for the pro-life movie, which debuted in late March.