(CP) – Facebook is starting to censor a Christian ministry for allegedly promoting “conversion therapy,” removing posts of men and women who were once LGBT-identified and now follow Jesus. Anne Paulk, president of Restored Hope Network, explained to The Christian Post how at the apparent behest of the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters, the social media giant is taking down posts from their most recent conference, saying that they violate “community standards.”
“I find it ironic that Facebook is calling speech that says relational needs have relational answers ‘hate speech’ when the American Family Association literally had death threats against them on Facebook, they reported it to Facebook and they considered that not to be hate speech. And yet the person went to jail over it because it violated standards.
“I find that to be deeply troubling and deeply concerning freedom of speech across the world stage on the largest platform that exists on social media with 2 billion users. They’re trying to shut down voices that they simply disagree with.” Paulk believes that the intense drive to shut down perspectives on sexuality and gender issues with which they disagree stems from an inability to argue for their own views.
“I think they have an emotional and not a logical or rational response to what’s going on and there is essentially a faith that they’ve ascribed to. They can’t tolerate it because they don’t have a way to defend themselves, I believe.” READ MORE