MTV’s pro-life video featuring Joel and Ariel

Back in 1995, I owned a house across the street from an abortion clinic in Melbourne, Florida where a lot of pro-life activism was making the news — sometimes even worldwide. Two Bible college students — Joel and Ariel — who were pro-life activists and members of my church had convinced MTV to feature them on their Unfiltered program. This was a series of reality-style shorts about young people with interesting real life stories.

Joel asked me if I would shoot some of the video since I lived across the street from the clinic. At that time, I was thinking that God was about to expand my media ministry into video productions, so I was encouraged by the open door. I was extremely pleased with the program when it came out. MTV was surprisingly unbiased. At the time I thought that Joel and Ariel had a gift for presenting on camera. That was over ten years ago.

Last weekend, we spent several hours taping the stand-up narration for The Real Jesus DVD with Joel and Ariel discussing the segments. Some of it came out great. I plan to begin releasing all ten parts as a YouTube Podcast beginning next week.

One of the warm up exercises they did was to talk about the MTV Unfiltered program and what they think of it now over ten years later. I redid the MTV segment as a medium bandwidth streaming video with Joel and Ariel critiquing it at the end. I will upload the entire video to YouTube tonight.

It will also appear at https://www.forerunner.com/prolife.html.

Update: Here it is —

Video: MTV's pro-life video featuring Joel and Ariel
MTV's pro-life video featuring Joel and Ariel
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