Here are two tales of pain and suffering to get your weekend off to a good start!
As we all know, Fundamentalist Christians are Professional Victims, and view any situation in which they have to play along by the same rules as everyone else as abuse. So, the National Religious Broadcasters decided to get on the internet and find out which websites are being oh-so-totally-mean-and-hateful toward them, and here is what they found:
New Internet media giants such as Facebook, Apple and Google are not giving Christian and other faith-based groups a fair shake on the Web, according to a new report released Thursday by a religious broadcasters group.
The report, released Thursday by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), stated that many of the biggest new Internet sites blocked Christian content and refused to accept faith-based advertisements. In particular, religious content taking a stand against homosexuality was blocked for fear of offending other users.
Yeah, most of those organizations have policies which prohibit hateful messages. Moving on:
Out of several major Internet-interactive “new media” platforms and service providers, only one – Twitter – did not exhibit a strong anti-Christian bias, according to the study.
140 characters of poorly spelled gibberish fits well with the fundamentalist wingnut platform, you see.
Here is something they seem to be particularly butthurt about:
As an example for their concerns, the NRB researchers noted that in March Apple removed the app for Exodus International, a Christian ministry that works with “individuals and families impacted by homosexuality,” according to the ministry’s website. The organization takes the position that homosexual acts do not correlate with biblical teachings.
Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr told FoxNews.com that the app “had indeed been deemed offensive and removed … [and] it violates the developer guidelines by being offensive to large groups of people.”
Apple officials acted only after a gay rights groups organized a petition protesting the app that attracted 146,000 signatures.
You all can go ahead and pat Truth Wins Out on the back, once again, for doing that. Hee hee. Anyway, that is the first way that the internet is being mean to fundamentalist wingnut Christians. The other one, from what I can tell, is similar in spirit to the Apple petition we launched back in the spring. It seems that PayPal has a stated policy against working with groups which incite hatred, violence, racial intolerance, etc., and an activist group called All Out has launched a petition to ask them to cease their relationships with several anti-gay hate groups, among them Porno Pete’s Dungeon of Whatever [AFTAH]. Here is how the dishonest children who write for LifeSiteNews are explaining this:
The homosexual organization behind the effort, All Out, claims that such organizations as Tradition, Family, and Property, and Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), as well as pro-family Christian activist Julio Severo, promote “hate, violence, and intolerance” and are “extremist.”
The two organizations are mainstream pro-family, Christian groups that reject hatred of homosexuals but uphold traditional sexual morality and oppose legal privileges for homosexuals. Julio Severo, who is also a LifeSiteNews.com translator, is recognized widely in Brazil as one of the country’s most prominent pro-life and pro-family activists; he teaches love of homosexuals while opposing the gay political agenda.
The petition is aimed at the three groups, along with the extremist Dove World Outreach Ministries, which provoked riots in Islamic countries recently when it threatened to burn the Koran, in an apparent attempt to imply a similarity between the groups.
It’s adorable that they’re calling Americans for Truth “mainstream,” when it is so extremist and hateful that many on the anti-gay side of the fence are embarrassed by it. And yeah, the inclusion of Terry Jones’ Dove World Outreach Ministries makes sense, because, yes, wingnut writer, the groups are pretty much just the same. One incites hatred against Muslims, the other against gays. Duh. Apparently PayPal has started to respond:
According to the European homosexual news service PinkNews, PayPal has responded by stating, “We take very seriously any cases where a user has incited hatred, violence or intolerance because of a person’s sexual orientation.”
Although it adds, “we also take into account the rights of free speech and freedom of religion,” PayPal reportedly goes on to note, “we regularly review organisations and websites that use our service, and stop working with those that break our Acceptable Use Policy.”
So, I guess we’ll see what happens with that. If it’s simply a matter, as it was with Apple, of the corporation’s own policies being violated and mean old gay activists pointing it out, then PayPal probably should cut ties with them. Porno Pete is whining about this at his hate blog, so if you’re interested in reading that, you know where to find it.
Anyway, to sum up: Fundamentalist Christians are victims, only and always, and the very interwebs are conspiring against them, and making sarcastic comments in their general direction.
In case this needs to be clarified, I’ll do it yet again: these corporations are not being anti-religious. They are opposing messages of hate that happen to come from a religious perspective. Islamist terrorist organizations spread hate and violence, and do so from a place of religion. Simply put, all religious beliefs are not the same, and people are really starting to wake up to the idea that you can cloak your hate in whatever you want, even religion, and it doesn’t change the fact that you’re spreading hate, and the fact that it’s religious hate doesn’t place a person or group above criticism. Deal with it.