It seems that pretty much everything is now considered “hate speech” at Facebook, the social media giant once dubbed the “world’s most dangerous censor.” On Tuesday, we received word that Aaron Guidry, a moderator of the West Virginia-based Warriors for Christ was told by the company that a prayer for the protection of children violated the site’s rules on hate speech.
The prayer simply read, “I command the demons of perversion and witchcraft to leave the minds of those precious children right now in the mighty name of Jesus.”
Facebook responded by saying the prayer “goes against our standards on hate speech so no one else can see it.”
We’re not certain how the prayer violates Facebook’s nebulous and apparently ever-changing standards, so we reached out to the company for clarification. We still have received no response as of this writing.
Guidry told us that while this may be the very first time he’s been censored by Facebook for speaking the truth, he “highly” doubts it will be the last and he’s certainly not going to cave in to Silicon Valley tech companies out to silence those with non-politically correct points of view.
“I will not back down or give up. I will never let any social media outlet silence me. As long as I have a voice and a platform, I will use them to speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help me God,” he said.
Incidents like this, by the way, are part of the reason a majority of conservatives no longer trust the platform.
They are also part of the reason activist Chris Sevier drafted the Stop Social Media Censorship proposal, a measure now being eyed by several state lawmakers across the country.
The measure is explained in the following audio:
As Sevier explained here:
In my opinion, Facebook has perpetrated a form of fraudulent inducement, tortious interference of business relations, breach of the duty of care, unjust enrichment, and the intentional infliction of emotional distress by at first allowing conservatives and Christians to build a platform where they were supposedly free to express themselves only to then turn around and arbitrarily find some speech permissible and other speech impermissible.
If the measure passes, Sevier said, “those who have been banned or censored for their political and/or religious point of view will now have the means to hold those companies accountable.”
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