- Facebook Claims ‘Jesus’ is ‘Hate Speech’
by Bob Unruh, https://www.wnd.com/
‘The entire ordeal was surreal and, frankly, disturbing’
A columnist has reported at the Washington Times that Facebook called “Jesus” hate speech and said it was censoring the reference. The stunning report comes from Billy Hallowell, an interviewer for Faithwire and CBN News and a co-host of “Quick Start Podcast.”
He writes at the Times that he was taken aback recently when Facebook sent him a notice that, “Your post goes against our Community Standards on hate speech.” He doubled-checked the social media giant’s wild claim and found it was referring to his explanation of the Christian message of salvation documented by the story of the Resurrection.
What he said his offending post was, “Jesus died so you could live.”
“It was a message I recalled posting early last month in an effort to summarize the central message of the Gospel: Jesus’ sacrificial death for mankind and his ushering in of hope and salvation. The message is essentially New Testament 101,” he wrote.