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Unplanned Movie Top-Selling DVD on Amazon

Unplanned, the unexpected hit movie that told the story of former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson and the horrors of the abortion industry released as a DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and digital download on Tuesday.

It is already the top-selling DVD on Amazon, an incredible feat for a movie that had to be filmed largely in secret due to possible abortion activist backlash, got slapped with an R-rating by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), endured censorship for being pro-life, and wasn’t heavily promoted, any one of which could have been the movie’s death knell.

In fact, the response from the official Twitter account for Unplanned about DVD sales said, “No promotion. No ads. We’ve barely mentioned our DVD release on social media.” Despite its humble beginnings, the movie grossed $19 million at the box office over 19 weeks.

Said Cary Solomon, one of the film’s co-directors, “We presold about 235,000 [DVDs] without even telling anyone it was out there. What does that say? It says that we have a nation that is hungry for stories about life, but not only that [but for] true stories that reveal the truth.”

The Unplanned DVD is also available at Walmart and other retail stores and from the official Unplanned website.

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Megan Rapinoe Uses Soccer Win to Talk Politics

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe trashing the U.S. while leading the U.S. Women’s National Team to win the World Cup for the U.S. isn’t just called “biting the hand that feeds you,” it’s forgetting that the team and the event were about soccer and our country’s competitive abilities in that sport. But Rapinoe turned the win into an opportunity and platform to share her lesbian perspective and her leftist views.

If invited to the White House, Rapinoe said in a CNN interview with Anderson Cooper that she would not accept it. “I don’t think anyone on the team has any interest in lending the platform that we have worked so hard to build and the things that we fight for and the way that we live our life—I don’t think that we want that to be co-opted or corrupted by this administration,” she said. In her rant, Rapinoe went on to characterize President Trump and his policies as exclusionary and inferred he and his message were racist.

It would be nice if interviews in the context of a team and its win focused on the team and the win, and interviews about politics took place when politics was the issue at hand and was the predicate for the interview, not a particular sporting event.

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True Meaning of the Betsy Ross Flag

Nike sparked a controversy last week when the company attempted on July 4 to launch its new patriotic sneaker, the Air Max 1 USA, that featured a Revolutionary War-era Betsy Ross flag on the heels.

That is, until Colin Kaepernick said it was racist and Nike pulled the product.

But is the Betsy Ross flag really racist because it points to a time of slavery, as Kaepernick insinuates, or is this debate just another example of leftist propaganda taking social media by storm? Is the flag something we should liken to the Nazi swastika as Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson believes? Never mind that this same flag was flown during Obama’s 2nd inauguration. Liberals are all too careful not to mention that.

To set the record straight, the American Family Association wrote an article recently that explains the history of this important flag. Betsy Ross was an abolitionist who never had slaves, and the 13 stars in a circle on the flag represent the 13 colonies unified as one under liberty. While some prominent African-American commentators today decry it, earlier history shows that Peter Salem, a free African-American, fought for this same flag during the Revolutionary war in the battle at Bunker Hill.

The moral of this story? You can’t believe everything you hear from the mainstream media. Check out the facts. Look back at history. And then stand for what is true and what is right, no matter the opposition.

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Film Execs Call for Boycott Over Georgia’s ‘Heartbeat Bill’

Executives at CBS, Disney, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Sony, and Warner Media have been threatening to boycott Georgia and pull their filmmaking efforts out of the Peach State contingent on whether Georgia’s “heartbeat bill” goes into effect. They claim that the bill would impinge the so-called “right to abortion ” because the “heartbeat bill” would prohibit abortions when a baby’s heartbeat is detected, generally at six weeks.

“I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard,” Disney CEO Robert Iger said. “If [the bill] becomes law, I don’t see how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot there.”

But with Georgia’s draw of massive tax break incentives for filmmakers and the fact that uprooting film projects would be both disruptive and potentially more costly, Peter Chernin, producer of The Greatest Showman and Hidden Figures, is suggesting a more practical tactic. In an email to some top executives, Chernin suggested a fundraising campaign to raise $15 million to fund the ACLU’s legal efforts and said, “We have a moral responsibility to act immediately.”

According to The New York Times, the Peach State offers 92,000 jobs connected to film and television production. Chernin’s approach would help pro-abortion executives avoid major losses by simply throwing money at a cause and letting the ACLU do the rest.

While liberal execs blow a lot of smoke in an effort to scare conservatives into bending over backward to accommodate their wishes, Georgia’s governor isn’t worried. “We’re elected to do what’s right—and standing up for precious life is always the right thing to do,” said Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.

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Aussie Rugby Star Promotes Bible, Loses Career

Australian rugby star Israel Folau lost a $4 million contract last Friday when an appeals tribunal upheld Rugby Australia’s decision to terminate Folau’s contract after he posted a biblically-based comment on Instagram warning different types of sinners about the reality of hell as well as proclaiming the love of Jesus.

Folau explained, “As Australians, we are born with certain rights, including the right to freedom of religion and the right to freedom of expression. The Christian faith has always been a part of my life and I believe it is my duty as a Christian to share God’s word.”

However, Rugby Australia saw the 30-year-old’s words as violating its code of conduct, since it is also a founding member of Pride in Sport, a program that promotes LGBT lifestyles in athletics. The rugby league asked Folau to take down the post or risk losing his contract.

Folau not only refused to take down the post, but also refused the league’s $1 million settlement. He is considering bringing a lawsuit.

Earlier this month, both Land Rover and Asics pulled their partnerships with Folau after the Instagram post. Folau could be the first Australian athlete dismissed for expressing fundamental religious beliefs.

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