Theater-chain CEO doubles down on decision to show 'Unplanned'
The CEO of a large movie theater corporation in Canada is doubling down on his decision to screen the controversial ‚ÄúUnplanned‚ÄĚ movie, declaring it‚Äôs ‚Äúup to each of us to decide whether or not we want to see it.‚ÄĚ
Ellis Jacob, CEO of Cineplex, said in an open letter it‚Äôs important to remember that Canadian law allows just that.
‚ÄúCanada is a country that believes in and rallies behind freedom of expression, but that isn‚Äôt always an easy thing to do and it certainly doesn‚Äôt always make you popular,‚ÄĚ he wrote. ‚ÄúIn this instance many of us will have to set aside our own personal beliefs and remember that living in a country that censors content, opinions and points of view because they are different from our own is not a country that any of us would want to live in.‚ÄĚ
Jacob was responding to what Twitter news aggregator Twitchy described as a ‚Äúbunch of screeching, angry, emotionally driven,...
I would suppose Canadian theater owners might as well, Make hay while the sun shines." From a Canadian poll done in 2017: https://tinyurl.com/yy258jvn (Support for abortion rights strong in Canada, but Ipsos poll shows we are ‚Äėmiddle of the pack‚Äô globally) from which:
Monique Scotti wrote: .... American attitudes ....
‚ÄúThe opposition towards abortion is concentrated in the evangelical demographic, and that‚Äôs a demographic that is much more prevalent in the United States than it is here in Canada,‚ÄĚ Simpson explained.
While the Catholic Church opposes abortion and around 40 per cent of Canadians are Catholic, he added, many of them don‚Äôt attend church on a weekly basis, and those that don‚Äôt tend to support the right to abortion.
In America, conversely, evangelicals are far more likely to adhere closely to their church‚Äôs teachings.
I would suggest conservative American churches send more missionaries to Canada!
Oh, the latest poll in the United States,
https://tinyurl.com/y6dot3ug (Support for legal abortion matches its 24-year high: Poll)