Many have said they will boycott K-LOVE over the Christian radio station’s decision to not air advertisements for the pro-life movie “Unplanned,” but Pure Flix star Ashley Bratcher is discouraging listeners from giving up on the popular network.
In a series of tweets posted this week, Bratcher asked those angered by K-LOVE’s move to “please reconsider your decision to boycott the station. I believe that we can all agree that the intention of their hearts is to bring people closer to Christ.”
What’s going on?
For those who don’t know, “Unplanned” is a Pure Flix movie that tells the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic who left the nation’s largest abortion provider and became pro-life after watching a doctor terminate a pregnancy via ultrasound.
Johnson, in late March, called out K-LOVE for banning commercials for “Unplanned,” which the radio station deemed too “political.” As a result of the decision, Johnson asked her Facebook followers to reach out to K-LOVE and voice their frustrations.
A few days later, K-LOVE responded on social media, writing, “We focus on positive and encouraging content that is safe for the whole family. We avoid promoting R-rated movies. We stand for Biblical truth. We have been and continue to be pro-life and believe in the sanctity of life.”
The movie, it should be noted, earned an R rating from the the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) over its depiction of abortion.
Johnson called K-LOVE’s explanation “total bull,” arguing the radio conglomerate promoted the 2008 film “The Passion of the Christ,” which was also rated R and was far more graphic than “Unplanned.”
“They can’t seem to keep track of what they stand for,” she said.
K-LOVE still is not airing advertisements for the Pure Flix movie, which debuted in theaters nationwide in late March.