WHAT TO MAKE OF BIG TECH RELIGIOUS CENSORSHIP

(from here (en.wikipedia.org))

The focus of this post is Home – Focus on the Family. Big Tech has started trying to shut Focus on the Family (FOF) up. Why?

The president of Focus on the Family said Twitter locked the page of the Daily Citizen — an arm of the large, well-known Christian organization — for posting “hateful” content.

And what might that content be?

FOF President Jim Daly wrote in his Wednesday blog that the issue was a Jan. 19 tweet — now “no longer available” — discussing Dr. Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of health at the Department of Health and Human Services.

He said the tweet in question included the following sentence: “Dr. Levine is a transgender woman, that is, a man who believes he is a woman.”

“It seems, according to Twitter, simply acknowledging biological fact is now ‘hateful,’” Daly wrote.

The tweet also linked to a Daily Citizen article, “Biden to Nominate Controversial Transgender Doctor for Assistant Health and Human Services Secretary.” (Seems the powers that be aren’t able to get stories taken down from websites — yet.) (continued)

Twitter locks Focus on the Family page over ‘hateful’ content — apparently for saying transgender woman is ‘man who believes he is a woman’ – Conservative News Outlet (localad.com)

What was FOF’s infraction. It is a thought crime. FOF is not politically correct. FOF does not believe that when a man calls himself a woman that makes him a she. If anyone still thinks that Twitter is still a mere platform and not a publisher, they are clearly kidding themselves.

We can run in fear of this sort of censorship, or we can stand firm, and we can adapt. One thing we can do is encourage our pastors to take a serious role in politics. Pastors don’t have to tell us who to vote for, but they should be working with their congregation to address what the Bible says about the appropriate role of Christians in politics. In particular, they should be encouraging their church members to participate in politics. That especially includes voting.

Matthew 5:13-16 New American Standard Bible

Disciples and the World

13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how [a]can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by people.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a [b]hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor do people light a lamp and put it under a [c]basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Your light must shine before people in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

As Christians with our example and with the spread of the Gospel, Jesus called upon us to be salt and light. Our sphere of influence includes politics. We are not supposed to use government to make Christians our of our fellow citizens, but we are required to do what we can to ensure government serves as a moral and honorable influence upon our society.

Additional References

On the FOF Twitter de-platforming.

On A Controversy Involving Doctor Levine’s Nomination for Assistant Health and Human Services Secretary

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