Thursday, February 11, 2021

Twitter Silences "Focus on the Family" for 'Hate,' That Is, Telling the Truth About Biology

Last week, Twitter locked the account of The Daily Citizen, Focus on the Family’s news outlet. What heinous crime did The Daily Citizen commit that justified this ban? It reported on President Joe Biden’s decision to nominate transgender Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine (born Richard Levine) for assistant secretary of health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The outlet went on to describe Levine as “a man who believes he is a woman.”

“On Tuesday, President-elect Joe Biden announced that he had chosen Dr. Rachal Levine to serve as Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of HHS. Dr. Levine is a transgender woman, that is, a man who believes he is a woman,” the tweet read.

Twitter flagged the message, claiming it violated the platform’s standards against “hateful conduct.” The Daily Citizen has been locked out of its account until the outlet deletes the offending tweet.

The Daily Citizen appealed the case, but Twitter denied the appeal.

Focus on the Family President Jim Daily defended the tweet, warning supporters that Twitter will likely silence others for expressing the truth about biological sex.

“Our comments in The Daily Citizen were not hateful or politically motivated in any way. They simply reflected an understanding of gender that has been recognized and embraced for millennia.


City Orders 'Racist' White Lives Matter Banner Removed

Over the summer, activists in Oakland, California sprawled the words, “All Black Trans Queer Nonbinary Women’s Disabled Imprisoned Lives Matter” on a busy public boulevard in pastel colors.

In San Francisco, “Black Lives Matter was written in giant yellow letters over a three-block stretch on a busy public road. Another street in Martinez, California also had the words “Black Lives Matter” painted in large bright letters.

Yet when a “White Lives Matter” banner was hung in Union City last week, it was labeled as illegal and vandalism because it hung on public property. The city therefore ordered it removed.




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