Tweetfest Wednesday: ‘Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted’ Facebook page is hate speech
August 6, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although Facebook has blocked accounts belonging to Christian ministries, Sarah Palin fans, and a Fox News commentator as offensive, a page that states the “Virgin Mary Should've Aborted” is still going strong.
Opponents of the site have organized a Tweetfest on Wednesday, August 7, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Users are asked to use the #StopFBAntiChristianBias hashtag to draw attention to what the group's founders say is a hypocritical and discriminatory situation.
The blasphemous page's administrators – who say they are women in their 20s going by the names “Z” and “Lilith” so believers “don't hunt us down and kill us for our beliefs” – revile all religious belief and believers while glorifying abortion and drug use. “We are not just against Christianity, we are against ALL organized religion...including Islam!” they explained.
The website says that God raped the Virgin Mary and speculates on the sex life of the famous girl, whom the Muslims hail in the Koran and Christians call Jesus' Blessed Mother. The accusation that the world would be better off if Jesus Christ had been aborted like more than 50 million American children since 1973 is a common one.
“Lilith” describes “herself” as “pro-abortion for myself, pro-choice for others.” She admitted to having “a massive lady crush” on Sarah Slamen, a pro-abortion protester who was removed after an outburst in the Texas Capitol, calling the disruptive demonstrater a “f-----ng idol.”
The administrators also favor the use of drugs, saying, “Thou shalt puff, puff pass.”
The anonymous web admins say their site is satire, but others say the page's open hatred of the Christian faith and religious belief violates Facebook's “Community Standards".
Under “Hate Speech,” Mark Zuckerberg's massively popular site states: “While we encourage you to challenge ideas, institutions, events, and practices, we do not permit individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.”
That has spurred Christians into action. Cary Bogue, the ministerial student in his mid-50s who organized Wednesday's Tweetfest, founded his page, “Catholics and Protestants Against Facebook Discrimination.”
“We exist to remind Mark Zuckerberg and his company they need to follow their own guidelines,” the page says. “We will not be silent!”
Conservatives have long complained of a double standard about which pages are censored and why. Facebook recently banned the website for actor Kirk Cameron's new Christian film Unstoppable as “abusive,” something the social media website later blamed on its outdated spam filter. YouTube also temporarily blocked the movie's trailer.
It also prevented Fox News commentator Todd Starnes from posting for 12 hours after he wrote a message about the NRA.
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Yet open hatred of Christians has not garnered a response, critics state.
“We are asking all Catholics and Protestants to stand with us against the anti-Christian bias clearly being shown by Facebook,” said Bogue, who is president and founder of Project Wildfire.
They initiated the event with a half-hour of prayer Tuesday night.
Bogue organized a previous pro-life Tweetfest, #ExposePP, only to see modest turnout and pro-abortion Twitter members hijack the hashtag. But Bogue said he had the last laugh when their posts caused the term to become a national trend.
He was interviewed on AFR Talk on Tuesday night, inviting everyone who believes in even-handed play to join him on Twitter.
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