Several of you probably know the name Ray Comfort. He is the Christian evangelist and apologist who teams with Hollywood star Kirk Cameron on several projects, including their work at the award winning television program, “The Way of the Master.” Comfort is also the creator of one of the most acclaimed pro-life videos to ever exist, entitled 180. Pro-life groups around the country hand out the short, but powerful video for free, and the movie is available for free online as well.
It has changed hearts and minds on an issue that is commonly known to feature entrenched, unmovable hearts and minds. That doesn’t mean that everyone is impressed by it:
Fox News reported that “180,” a movie comparing abortion to the Holocaust, was handed out to students at Wagoner High School in Oklahoma” and that parents are now demanding answers because “It’s a movie with a clear pro-life message, and it found its way into classrooms and hallways of the school.”
So says Ray Comfort, producer of the controversial documentary film “180.” During your interview, Ray can share how one angry parent, Marty Angus, speaking of his step-daughter, said she went to her locker on break and there was a note that said come pick up your free DVD that basically said that if you have an abortion then you are no better than the Nazis and you will go to hell. Angus added, I thought it was graphic and a clear violation between church and state and it was just awful to be shown to a high school student.”
Jewish born Ray Comfort, said, “That’s just not true. Millions have already freely watched it on 180movie.com and you will see that nowhere do we say that you will go to hell if you have an abortion.
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The film is named 180 because thousands of people have had a 180 degree change of heart about abortion after watching the film. Comfort added, “The award-winning movie opens with 14 people, mainly college students, not knowing the identity of Adolf Hitler. The Jewish museum in Washington DC recommends 11 years old is the appropriate age for children to learn about the Holocaust. High school students need to be educated about history, rather than be victims of censorship. We have already given away over 14,000 DVD’s outside of high schools, including Beverly Hills and Hollywood High school, and more than 180,000 at 100 of the nation’s top universities, in one day.”
Fox said, “In the future the district says it will be much more careful as to what type of material is allowed to be distributed to its students. The DVD was shown in two classrooms. Wagoner School takes full responsibility for what happened.”
Curious about the controversy as well as how Comfort thinks it compares to other left-wing propaganda pieces routinely shown in public schools (like Michael Moore films – Sicko, Farenhiet 9/11; Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth), I invited Ray Comfort onto the radio show to discuss it all. Hear our conversation at the “Listen” link above.