Christian actor Kirk Cameron said Facebook has blocked fans from posting any links to “Unstoppable,” an upcoming faith-based movie, because the website is abusive and unsafe.
“We have been officially shut down by Facebook and unable to get any response from them,” Cameron wrote on his personal Facebook fan page. The film was made in partnership with Liberty University, the self-proclaimed largest Christian university in the world.
Cameron, who achieved fame in the 1980s as the star of “Growing Pains,” is now a well-known Christian producer, actor and evangelist. He’s starred in a number of faith-based films including the “Left Behind” films and most recently, “Monumental,” a documentary about the nation’s founders and their biblical principles.
“Unstoppable,” which is expected in theaters in the fall, aims to answer questions about suffering and recounts the personal experience of a Cameron friend whose son battled cancer.
The film’s website does not contain any graphic photographs, video or profanity.
However, Cameron said he received a message from Facebook telling him the website’s content was labeled as “abuse” and “unsafe.”
“This is my most personal film about faith, hope and love and about why God allows bad things to happen to good people,” Cameron wrote. “What is ‘abusive’ or ‘unsafe’ about that?”
A Facebook media representative did not reply to an email seeking comment.
In recent months, the social networking website has come under fire from conservatives and Christians who said their pages have been either blocked or banned because of “abusive” content.
Earlier this year, the “Chicks on the Right” Facebook page was shut down after they posted a message criticizing the White House. Facebook later apologized for that incident.
Michael Catt, the executive producer of Sherwood Pictures, called Cameron a stand-up guy. Cameron starred in Sherwood’s “Fireproof” film.
“I found him to be very kind and gracious to everyone on the set,” Catt told Fox News. “He also spoke in our church and was well received by our people.”