The 180 website header (Pic via 180movie.com) The group behind a controversial movie comparing abortion in America to the Holocaust has set its sights on getting the movie into high schools. According to a press release from the creators of 180 : A free DVD of the award-winning viral movie “180″ may be coming to a high school near you. The creator of www.180movie.com , Ray Comfort, said “180 received over a million views in 22 days, because it’s ‘shocking.’ … Late last month, between 180,000 and 200,000 copies of the 33-minute DVD were given out at 100 of America’s top universities, and now the Jewish author and TV co-host is turning his attention to high schools.
The group behind a controversial movie comparing abortion in America to the Holocaust has set its sights on getting the movie into high schools.
According to a press release from the creators of 180:
A free DVD of the award-winning viral movie “180″ may be coming to a high school near you. The creator of www.180movie.com, Ray Comfort, said “180 received over a million views in 22 days, because it’s ‘shocking.’
Late last month, between 180,000 and 200,000 copies of the 33-minute DVD were given out at 100 of America’s top universities, and now the Jewish author and TV co-host is turning his attention to high schools. “No doubt some will say that Holocaust education isn’t appropriate for high school kids. However, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum says that the appropriate age is ’11 years of age and older.’ Nelly Silagy Benedek, Director of Education, The Jewish Museum (New York) agrees: ‘From my experience, the best age to introduce students to the topic of the Holocaust is in high school.’”
Even though Comfort says the movie should be in high schools to fill in gaps in education about the Holocaust, the film is largely anti-abortion propaganda. The movie has become extremely popular in anti-abortion circles.
The Christian Post reported that “members of the First Baptist Church of Trenton, Florida … displayed next to a busy highway, four white banners on the corners boldly state ’4000 Babies Murdered Each Day – Each Cross = One Child Each Day.’”
“On the bottom of the banners the ’180′ website address is printed: ‘www.180movie.com,’” the Post reported.
The movie has already garnered more than 1 million views on its website .
In a statement, Comfort says his “movie has been criticized by some because it compares the Holocaust to American abortion.”
“The amazing thing is that people who watch it, change from pro-abortion to pro-life,” he said. “We have received thousands of emails from people, many of whom have changed while watching the movie.”
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