In its bid to continue to silence conservative voices, Twitter suspended satirical conservative news site The Babylon Bee from its website. The suspension is only supposed to last 12 hours, which will begin once the Babylon Bee removes a Tweet calling a male to female transgender person their ‘Man of the Year’. So far, Babylon Bee has refused to remove the Tweet, meaning the suspension will continue indefinitely. The Babylon Bee has over a million followers on Twitter.
The Washington Times Reports–
The Babylon Bee said Sunday it was suspended from Twitter for a post declaring Dr. Rachel Levine, the transgender Biden administration official, its first annual Man of the Year.
The satirical conservative site posted the notice from Twitter saying that the account was “locked for violating the Twitter rules,” specifically the policy against “hateful conduct.”
Tweets on @TheBabylonBee account dated March 15 and 16 said: “The Babylon Bee’s Man of the Year is Rachel Levine.”
“We received this notice that we’ve been locked out of our Twitter account for ‘hateful conduct,’” said the Bee in an Instagram post. “We’re told our account will be restored in 12 hours, but the countdown won’t begin until we delete the tweet that violates the Twitter Rules.”
The Bee said it would give up its account, which has 1.3 million followers, before erasing the tweet.
“We’re not deleting anything,” said the Bee. “Truth is not hate speech. If the cost of telling the truth is the loss of our Twitter account, then so be it.”
Twitter has previously suspended other accounts for questioning the gender identity of Levine. Representative Jim Banks (R-In.) was suspended for calling Levine a man in a Tweet that lamented that they were the first ‘female’ Four-Star General in the US military.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) received a warning from Twitter for calling Levine ‘a dude who lived the first 50 years of her life as a man’.