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(LifeSiteNews) – Twitter locked The Babylon Bee’s account on Sunday for referring to Assistant Health and Human Services Secretary Richard “Rachel” Levine as a man.

Levine is a man who is gender-confused and considers himself “transgender.”

Twitter locked the account for “[v]iolating … rules against hateful conduct,” which include language that “threaten[s]” or “harass[es] other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender [and] gender identity.”

The Christian satire site had posted an article titled “The Babylon Bee’s Man of the Year is Rachel Levine,” in reference to USA TODAY naming Levine one of its “Women of the Year.”

The article said, in part:

Levine is the U.S. assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he serves proudly as the first man in that position to dress like a western cultural stereotype of a woman. He is also an admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. What a boss!

Rachel’s original name is Richard Levine, but he changed it to Rachel for some strange reason a few years ago. Who cares? Who says a dude as accomplished as this can’t be named “Rachel?” This king doesn’t care what people think about him! He often wears a dress, which some people think is weird—but he doesn’t care one bit. Come on! Men in India wear dress-type garments, don’t they?

CEO Seth Dillon said he does not plan to delete the tweet.

“We’re not deleting anything. Truth is not hate speech. If the cost of telling the truth is the loss of our Twitter account, then so be it,” Dillon said.

This is not the first time the Big Tech company has censored users for accurately referring to men as men.

It locked the account of Representative Jim Banks (R-IN) in October 2021 for referring to Levine as a man.

“The title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man,” Banks wrote, in reference to Levine’s promotion to a four-star admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

“My tweet was a statement of fact,” Banks said later. “Big Tech doesn’t have to agree with me, but they shouldn’t be able to cancel me. If they silence me, they will silence you. We can’t allow Big Tech to prevent us from telling the truth.”

LifeSiteNews was similarly banned by Twitter last year for stating that Levine is a man.

Earlier this year, Twitter suspended Daily Wire commentator Matt Walsh for referring to several prominent gender-confused men as men.

“The greatest female Jeopardy champion of all time is a man,” one of the tweets read. “The top female college swimmer is a man. The first female four star admiral in the Public Health Service is a man. Men have dominated female high school track and the female MMA circuit. The patriarchy wins in the end.”