In a blatant display of overreach and suppression under the Biden administration, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) faces a lawsuit for unjustly cancelling the Christian film “Sound of Freedom” at a military base. This film, portraying the grave issue of sex trafficking and the valiant rescue efforts for children, was scheduled for screening at the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters in 2023 but was abruptly axed, with dubious claims of copyright concerns by SOUTHCOM leadership.
Defense Department Sued Over Canceled ‘Sound of Freedom’ Screenings
The Heritage Foundation Oversight Project is suing the Department of Defense to find out why two planned film screenings of “Sound of Freedom” were abruptly canceled.https://t.co/NPxN9VfWbH
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) December 23, 2023
The Heritage Foundation, a bastion of conservative values, along with Mike Howell, have rightly challenged this decision, suspecting political bias and a lack of transparency as the real motives behind this cancellation. The American public deserves the truth: was this a politically motivated act aimed at silencing Christian and conservative voices?
Senator Marco Rubio has strongly condemned this decision, urging SOUTHCOM to reconsider. He pointed out that the film’s producers had already resolved copyright issues, hinting at other, more concerning reasons for the cancellation.
This lawsuit by The Heritage Foundation and Mike Howell symbolizes a larger battle against what many conservatives see as an escalating trend of censorship and infringement on free speech and religious expression under the Biden regime.
SOUTHCOM’s Jose Ruiz had initially defended the screening, citing the film’s relevance to their mission against human trafficking in Latin America. However, this defense falls flat in the face of the administration’s actions, which seem to contradict their stated objectives of safeguarding human rights.
“Sound of Freedom” is a story of heroism, following a federal agent’s quest to save children from traffickers. His journey into the Colombian jungle, risking everything to save a young girl, showcases the kind of moral fortitude that our government should be promoting, not censoring.
This legal challenge is a crucial stand for freedom of expression and the fight against an administration seemingly bent on quelling voices that don’t align with its agenda.