The war on Christianity and the war on conservatism often overlap, and in the case of the free speech manglers at Facebook, there have been shots fired this week.
Liberal America has been fighting for years to have the rest of the nation recognize every single societal group imaginable, and have been demanding that the entire population be well versed in these groups’ ridiculous assertions. For many Americans, this meant being forced to recognize men and women who change gender daily, and to use extremely generic and impersonal pronouns at nearly all times, fomenting confusion in situations that were previously just considered “part of life”. The political correctness that these leftists aim to enforce is not being promoted for the greater good, rather, it is a shallow tactic being employed to segregate the left and the right.
Of course, while these liberal-sponsored groups are being shoved down America’s proverbial throat, other organizations are being chastised and squashed by the left – including nearly all religious groups. Using the censorship tools at their disposal means that the left has been pressuring Facebook to squash Jesus Christ’s footprint on their platform, as evidenced by the recent removal of several Catholic Facebook pages in recent weeks.
“Social media giant Facebook blocked more than two dozen conservative Catholic pages in a 24-hour period, some with millions of followers, saying only they were ‘suspected of suspicious activities.’
“Facebook seemed to target only conservative Catholic pages with a significant following, since almost all had between hundreds of thousands and up to six million followers, according to Catholic News Agency (CNA), which broke the story.
“One of the blocked pages called ‘Fr. Rocky’ belonged to a U.S. Catholic priest Fr. Francis J. Hoffman, executive director of Relevant Radio, whose page had 3.5 million likes.
“’Catholic and Proud,’ an enormously popular page with six million followers, met a similar fate. Page owner Kenneth Alimba of Nigeria told CNA his page was also blocked without explanation. He had another page titled ‘Holy Mary Mother of God’ with some 200,000 Likes that was also removed.
“Alimba has sent messages to Facebook in an attempt to have his pages reinstated but said he is ‘not optimistic’ about a response. Some of Alimba’s other Facebook pages with fewer followers are still online.”
This isn’t Facebook’s first instance of conservative censorship by a long shot, but it is one of the first times that religious groups were so specifically targeted.
Facebook is also reeling from an issue at the opposite end of the speech spectrum, as they have been accused of not doing enough to target and remove hate speech and ISIS-style propaganda from their platform. Fellow liberal internet leviathan Google is also facing heat from the European Union over their tampering of search results, with fines being proposed for the site in the billions.
As it turns out, the liberally-populated Silicon Valley can’t compete with global conservatism.