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According to the Christian Post, a new report from the Napa Legal Institute has revealed the full extent of big-tech censorship of Christians. It details the growing attitude of hostility towards faith-based views and organizations by large tech companies, and urges “decisive” actions by faith leaders to confront this new culture. The report alleges that since the beginning of the year, religious organizations and individuals have been censored on social media at a rate of roughly once a week. While many of these actions have gone relatively unnoticed, some have risen to the status of national news. Among them was Amazon’s removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally. This book challenged progressive orthodoxy on transgender issues. Amazon deleted the book from its catalogue and refused to reverse the decision, despite widespread backlash by conservatives and Christians. They later doubled down on the ban, saying that they have “chosen not to sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness.”
In practice, that standard gives Amazon a blanket justification to censor any content that presents the traditional Christian view of gender and sex. Whether or not they follow through on their new policy, the existence of such a policy puts any faith-based publisher or author in a position of suspicion, especially if they write against LGBT issues. This new policy is particularly concerning for Christians given Amazon’s control of the publishing market. The report also shows that the censorship culture extends far beyond Amazon. In February, Twitter suspended the account of Catholic bishop, Kevin Doran, after he attacked the practice of assisted suicide. His account was eventually restored after a month. But others have suffered permanent consequences. LifeSiteNews, a pro-life news outlet, had their You Tube account permanently banned, removing their catalogue of over 2000 videos. Other Christian groups have also been targeted.
Many of the cases tracked by the Napa Legal Institute resulted in permanent suspensions, but in some cases the results were reversed. Though censorship may be increasing, many Christians are actively fighting back and, in some cases, winning. The Napa Legal Institute states that “Big Tech’s unpredictable de-platforming of faith-based organizations and their leaders has become so frequent that faith-based organizations can no longer rely on continuous service from these companies, particularly social media providers.
As Christians, we should not be alarmed at the ongoing opposition to Christian views and the Christian message. Jesus said, “If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” (Jn. 15:19). We must, therefore, pray for God to give His people the wisdom and guidance to surmount these barriers and get His message out. Amen!
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
- LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEMINAR PART II
- Today, 5:30 p.m.
- Board Meeting cancelled
- LUNCH HOUR HOTLINE/BIBLICAL DYNAMICS
- Wednesday, 12:00 noon – Lunch Hour Hotline
- 5:30 p.m. –Biblical Dynamics , The Study of the Book of “Revelation”
- YOUTH MINISTRY MEETING
- Friday, 7:00 p.m.
- HOUR-OF-POWER PRAYER SESSION
- Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
- NEXT SUNDAY – CHILDREN SUNDAY
- Worship & Ministry, 9:00 a.m.
- The Kingdom Men’s Ministry Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
- The King’s Daughters Ministry Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
THE YEAR OF ADVANCEMENT
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
F.E.A. CHILDREN’S SUNDAY
APRIL 18TH 2021
“Let the little children come to me”
MOTHER’S DAY – May 9th
YOUTH SUNDAY – May 30th
World Overcomers: WSTA 1340 AM station: Sundays at 8:30 a.m. & Tuesdays at 6:00 a.m.
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