Kirk Cameron Trailer: Facebook Lifts Ban After Rant

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Kirk Cameron Trailer: Facebook Lifts Ban After Rant
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Kirk Cameron Trailer: Facebook Lifts Ban After Rant

Kirk Cameron is celebrating after Facebook lifted a ban on the trailer for his upcoming documentary film, Unstoppable.

The former Growing Pains star and staunch Christian traditionalist -- who has stirred up controversy for calling gay marriage "unnatural and detrimental" and defending ex-Missouri congressman Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" remark -- says the social network has reversed its decision after he posted a message on his Facebook page enlisting "friends of Faith, Family and Freedom" to rally behind his campaign to unblock the Unstoppable video.

"Victory!! Friends, you did it!" he wrote Thursday in a follow-up post. "People tried to stop 'Unstoppable' on Facebook, and because millions of us joined together as one voice, Facebook has apologized and and welcomed us back! You all just demonstrated to the press (they are all calling me to talk about your amazing response!) that the communities of faith, hope, and love are, well... unstoppable."

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Cameron also complained of a boycott by YouTube, which has removed a clip for the documentary, slated to premiere Sept. 24 at Liberty University and be broadcast simultaneous in select theaters. The preview features the 42-year-old actor-evangelist on a personal religious quest through America and urging viewers, "I want you to come on this journey with me to this age-old question: If God is good, why is there so much suffering? Why all the pain? Why does He allow evil to in a world when he could stop it?"

Cameron wrote in his Facebook plea on Wednesday that the company had labeled the trailer as "abusive," "unsafe" and "spammy."

The former "Growing Pains" star has a long history of conservative activism and has carved a niche as a leading man in Christian film fare, most recently starring in Monumental, a 2012 doc in which he sets out to explore his belief that the Founding Fathers intended to build a religious nation, and 2008's Fireproof, a critically savaged but commercially successful film wherein he portrayed an unfaithful fireman who becomes born-again as he struggles to rescue his marriage.

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