Yesterday, in a tweet, Franklin Graham warned about Facebook censorship, saying, “They’re making & changing the rules. Truth is truth. God made the rules & His Word is truth. The free exchange of ideas is part of our country’s DNA.” Graham tweeted a link to a post on Facebook that he alleges they took down last week from his Facebook page.
.@Facebook is censoring free speech. They’re making & changing the rules. Truth is truth. God made the rules & His Word is truth. The free exchange of ideas is part of our country’s DNA. You can read the post that Facebook took down last week here: 2/2 https://t.co/SIbgivZjTo
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) December 29, 2018
Franklin Graham posted a statement on Facebook, revealing the post that caused him to be banned for 24 hours from Facebook. In his statement, Franklin claimed Facebook has a “secret rulebook for policing speech.”
Well, now we know. Facebook has a secret rulebook for policing speech. I was banned from posting on Facebook last week for 24 hours. Why? Because of a post from back in 2016 about North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (the bathroom bill). Facebook said the post went against their “community standards on hate speech.” Facebook is trying to define truth. There was a character in a movie a few years back who said, “The truth is what I say it is!” That’s what Facebook is trying to do. They’re making the rules and changing the rules. Truth is truth. God made the rules and His Word is truth. Actually, Facebook is censoring free speech. The free exchange of ideas is part of our country’s DNA.
Since Facebook took down the 2016 post last week, I’ll copy it here so you can read it for yourself. Do you see any hate speech here?
April 9, 2016— “Bruce Springsteen, a long-time gay rights activist, has cancelled his North Carolina concert. He says the NC law #HB2 to prevent men from being able to use women’s restrooms and locker rooms is going “backwards instead of forwards.” Well, to be honest, we need to go back! Back to God. Back to respecting and honoring His commands. Back to common sense. Mr. Springsteen, a nation embracing sin and bowing at the feet of godless secularism and political correctness is not progress. I’m thankful North Carolina has a governor, Pat McCrory, and a lieutenant governor, Dan Forest, and legislators who put the safety of our women and children first! HB2 protects the safety and privacy of women and children and preserves the human rights of millions of faith-based citizens of this state.”
A news link to a Washington Post article was also shared with the post.
Here’s the post.
Our conservative 100 Percent Fed Up Facebook page, with almost 2 million followers, was solidly behind President Trump and his run for President in 2016. After President Trump won the election, we saw an incredible 90% drop in traffic. Our followers no longer see our posts in the newsfeed and we receive hundreds of messages asking us if we’ve blocked our followers and why we’ve “unliked” them from our page. Of course, we haven’t “unliked” our followers, but someone has. In what can only be described as “Orwellian,” we’ve actually been “unliked” from our own 100 Percent Fed Up Facebook page several times.
What do you think? Do you think Reverend Graham’s statement about open bathroom policies should be considered “hate speech”? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.