It’s no secret that social media giants like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Google have found all sorts of ways to censor viewpoints that their progressive executives don’t agree with.
The Activist Mommy social media accounts have been subject to the biased “community standards” on Facebook and Twitter on more than one occasion.
What’s crazy is just how slanted and one-sided these “community standards” really are. This isn’t about keeping things on Facebook civil, it’s about curating content so that users are only presented with one perspective–the one Mark Zuckerberg agrees with.
And apparently, words directly from the Bible just don’t fit these standards.
Let that sink in. This is the most widely read book of all time, a book that is regarded as a sacred text by more people than any other by far and is the foundational text of the two biggest religions in the world, Christianity, and Islam. And yet, Scripture posted from this sacred text, which has been widely circulated globally for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, is simply too controversial to post on Facebook.
WND reports on a recent witch-hunt style penalization experienced by Christian writer Julio Severo for simply posting a single Bible verse on his Facebook page:
Severo said Facebook is punishing him for posting Leviticus 18:22 in Portuguese, “Não de deitarás com homem, como se fosse mulher; abominação é.”
A WND request to Facebook for comment generated only an automated response with instructions on how to get press releases, photos and other media resources.
Facebook sent a message to Severo that said: “We Removed Something You Posted. It looks like something you posted doesn’t follow our Community Standards. We remove posts that attack people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender or disability. Levítico 18.22: Não de deitarás com homem, como se fosse mulher; abominação é.”
The offending post originally was published in 2013, Severo noted.
“Willing or not willing, Facebook treated Leviticus 18:22 directly as a ‘attack’ on ‘people based on their … sexual orientation, gender.’ That is, Facebook treated the Bible as a criminal book!” Severo said.
“Does Facebook guidelines warn its users that the Bible is a criminal book? Does Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities warn its users that the Bible is a criminal book?”
He said he’s on a 30-day ban from Facebook over the issue.
Severo also pointed out to WND that Zuckerberg himself is “Jewish-American”, meaning he was most likely raised in a community that regards Leviticus, a book in the Torah, as a sacred text.
This is the dangerously slippery slope that is created when we regard certain views towards homosexuality as taboo in themselves. Facebook’s community standards, it shall be noted, clearly limit the free speech of its users and specifically allow for certain ideology to be suppressed, like the ideology that homosexuality is immoral.
They are in effect limiting the ability of all Bible-believing Christians to simply share their views. If the written Word of God, our sacred text, cannot be quoted, how much more so will our views be censored when we explain that we do no support homosexuality as a tenant of our faith?
Isn’t that in and of itself discrimination based on faith?
Facebook is a private company, but they also have control over a massive flow of information transmitted and reaching millions daily.
As they work to undermine traditional values and Biblical Christianity, we, as their users, can take matters into our own hands and fight back. The Christian and conservative pages that you love are experiencing massive drops in traffic. You can help by sharing and reacting to content on pages like ours and others. Let’s send a message to Facebook that their censorship won’t suppress our interest in conservative and Christian content!