“No Safe Spaces,” a brand new film that is a “wake-up call” for Americans regarding the controlling leftist censorship of speech on college campuses today, has debuted with an immense opening weekend in Phoenix, according to producer Dennis Prager.
Prager told Jedediah Bila of “Fox & Friends Weekend” that the documentary’s premiere was “the second greatest in American history in one day, in one city. So we have hope that people are aware of how important the film is and how important the subject is.”
The film collected approximately $45,000 on one screen, second only to Michael Moore’s 2007 first weekend for his documentary, “Sicko.”
The documentary features comedian Adam Carolla and Prager, a conservative radio personality and writer whose own PragerU videos have been targeted for censorship and bans multiple times by liberal social media sites.
“The greatest danger confronting America today is not coming from abroad, but it’s domestic,” Prager told Bila. “And it’s specifically related to liberty, and specifically free speech. This is the first time in American history — we’ve had terrible crises — a civil war and the depression and much more. But we have never faced the danger to free speech like we are now. Do you know there is a poll just released, reported last week, that about half of millennials and in fact almost half of Americans believe that the First Amendment should be changed, that there should be a ban on hate speech, which means no free speech, because what you consider hate speech I may not consider and vice-versa.”
“When I was a kid, I’ll never forget this,” continued Prager, “Nazis applied to march in the Jewish neighborhood of Skokie, Illinois, ‘cause there were a lot of holocaust survivors there, and it was a particularly cruel thing obviously, swastikas in front of Holocaust survivors. Jewish organizations, liberal organizations, conservative organizations were almost unanimous in saying even the Nazis have a right to demonstrate in a Jewish holocaust survivor neighborhood because in America there is something called free speech, and it’s sacrosanct. It is being demolished on our campuses. It’s going from campuses outside of campuses, and this movie is a wake-up call.”
After several alarming clips of attacks on free speech from the documentary were shown, Bila commented: “Everyone talks about the importance of diversity, but diversity of thought and the importance of that is getting lost.”
“Entirely. I mean, diversity, all other diversities are ephemeral,” said Prager. “They’re superficial. Who cares what color you are in? In this regard, I’m a completely traditional liberal. Your color means nothing. God created the human being. We have no idea if that first human, whether you believe in the story or not, the whole point was, has no color. We’re all human beings. We’re all children of God. That diversity is irrelevant.”
“The diversity of ideas is what makes a society function.”
Prager announced the huge opening in Phoenix and said: “We have hope that people are aware of how important the film is and how important the subject is. People should go to nosafespaces.com and find out where they can see it. I promise you, it will shake you up.”
Watch that interview here:
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On Monday, Fox & Friends host Steve Doocey talked with a recent graduate who appears in the film, Isabella Chow, who was shouted down while she was a student senator and ostracized by friends and campus groups at UC-Berkeley for her Christian beliefs.
She explained: “Trump proposed changes to Title 9 which essentially governed how sexual assault cases are handled by universities. One specific clause would define a person’s gender as a person’s biological sex. One of the student senators at Berkeley issued a bill that essentially denounced Trump’s changes. I agreed with parts of the bill, for example, that, you know, transgendered people should never face violence but I disagreed with the majority of the bill that asked me to affirm an LGBTQ plus identity as good and to support LGBTQ plus organizations on campus.”
Chow pointed out she was elected primarily by Christian students, as she openly, vocally ran for the position as a Christian, and after abstaining from voting on the bill, due to her faith, she was subsequently excoriated at a protest where 300 students jammed into a Senate meeting, calling for her to resign.
“Over the next few weeks I was kicked out of every single club I was part of on-campus except for the pro-life club and my church.
“It was just hard because people that I considered friends,” she added, “people that I had known since freshman year, you know, were saying we don’t — we’re not going to affiliate with you anymore.”
Chow urged that “college students and people in regular communities need to be able to accept and speak for different points of view. I think individually, what the documentary challenged me, was, how can I elevate minority voices in the conversations that I’m with and the people that I’m with and ensure that there is a safe space for every single opinion.”
Watch that interview here:
Video by Fox News
“No Safe Spaces” was released on Oct 25 and is due to expand in Phoenix, ahead of openings in San Diego and Denver.
Tampa, Fla., and folks in the South Carolina cities of Grenville and Spartanburg can see the film on Nov. 8th followed by widespread distribution, according to Fox.
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