On Friday morning, Facebook, the social media giant once dubbed the “world’s most dangerous censor,” struck again, tearing down the Christian page, “Warriors for Christ” for the second time in three days. The site was initially taken down last Friday but as we reported on Tuesday, was reinstated within hours after we reached out to several contacts at the company.
On Thursday, the site informed administrators they had removed something, but as we verified at the time, nothing had been removed. Additionally, Facebook deleted a live video with no explanation.
Pastor Rich Penkoski reached out to the Conservative Firing Line informing us that he received the following email from Facebook:
The site never explained how Warriors for Christ violated their terms. We reached out to Facebook, but have not received a response at the time of this writing.
According to page owners, the action took place at 11:30 a.m. Friday, explaining:
Facebook has shut down WARRIORS FOR CHRIST page, with over 225,000 followers, because of our Biblical stance on marriage.
This is a war of Christians and we need your help to let as many people know and get the word out to as many Christian and conservative pages out there.
Indeed, it seems that the social media company has engaged in a war of sorts — a “jihad,” if you will — against conservative and Christian pages. Responding to numerous reports of censorship, the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) launched an initiative to expose censorship of Christian and conservative speech online. According to the group, the initiative has been endorsed by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and a former Federal Communications Commission commissioner.
That is all well and good, but Cruz and other Republicans need to take concrete steps to put an end to what seems to be viewpoint discrimination by left-wing social media giants operating under the protection of federal law, specifically Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.
The situation is made even worse when one considers a report by Propublica, which said the company admitted that “censors made the wrong call on nearly half of a set of 49 situations addressed in a new study.”
The West Virginia-based Christian group has a backup page, which can be seen here — at least for now…
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