Blogger and homeschooling mother Elizabeth Johnston accused Facebook of censorship when it banned her for posting Bible passages during a debate. She was responding to someone who openly mocked Christians (and ostensibly went unpunished) for following some religious rules but ignoring others.
I responded with just scriptural commentary and that is considered ‘hate speech’ by Facebook. It was just very intellectual and it was just a commentary on what the Bible says. There was no name calling or anything like that.
The post she was responding to criticized Christians for eating pork and shellfish while condemning homosexuals, when the passages against both were in the same pages of the Bible. Johnston eloquently explained how, for Christians, the New Testament supersedes the Old Testament. A lot of Leviticus was rendered irrelevant by Jesus’ teachings. However, she argued that rules against homosexuality were reaffirmed multiple times in the New Testament.
She received a three day ban, but when she returned and explained her absence while criticizing Facebook, she was given a seven day ban. Facebook doesn’t seem to like Christian or Conservative viewpoints; right wing commentator Blaire White was recently banned for “violation of rules”, with no reason given.