A Christian organization is the latest target of Twitter. The social media platform suspended the Christian account for stating Dr. Rachel Levine’s biological sex.
In the last few weeks, media platforms have targeted and censored conservative voices, including President Trump and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell.
Last week Jim Daly, president of the organization, wrote, “You can now add Focus on the Family’s The Daily Citizen to the list.”
Daly pointed out the endless censorship that has plagued social media platforms that last few weeks:
As I’ve noted before, Big Tech titans are the new emperors of the twenty-first century, wielding an inordinate amount of power by silencing individuals and organizations that don’t comport or cave to their political or social point of view. This past week, Twitter locked The Daily Citizen for an alleged rules violation, specifically that we had posted “hateful” content. It’s simply not true. We did no such thing. At issue was a Tweet pointing to a story about Dr. Rachel Levine, President Biden’s controversial nominee for Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services. The tweet included the following sentence:
“Dr. Levine is a transgender woman, that is, a man who believes he is a woman.”
Daly appealed the suspension but was denied.
“Over the course of the last week, President Biden has been stressing the need for unity – but his actions since taking office are all about demanding uniformity,” Daly wrote. “There appears to be no room for convictional disagreement.You will comply – or be silenced.”
Daly included a list of others who have been targeted on social media.
• Curt Schilling — AIG insurance dropped him; may not make Hall of Fame due to statements supporting conservatives.
• Brandon Eich — Mozilla CEO, targeted for giving money to anti-gay marriage.
• Martina Navratilova — removed from the LGBT advocacy board after arguing that transgender male athletes shouldn’t be able to compete in women’s sports.
• JK Rowling — prevented the last book from being published due to tweets about characters sexes.
• Ariel Pink dropped from record label for attending a Trump rally.
• CrossFit founder Greg Glassman was forced into selling his company after criticizing the riots last summer.
“It goes on and on,” Daly wrote. “And we’re only at the beginning of a coordinated effort to silence those of us with socially conservative convictions.”
Focus of the Family’s The Daily Citizen reported that the organization is getting help from close allies.
Allies of Focus on the Family are sending a letter to Twitter, declaring their support for the organization and the truth that “a person’s biological sex cannot be changed.” The effort, led by Family Policy Alliance (FPA), asks Twitter to reconsider its lockdown of The Daily Citizen for posting a tweet that defined a “transgender woman” as “a man who believes he is a woman.”
FPA started a petition that they’ll post on Twitter. The petition states:
Dear Twitter, You recently banned Focus on the Family’s The Daily Citizen from your platform for stating a biological fact: A biological male is a male. I stand with Focus on the Family. So, if you are going to ban them, are you going to ban millions of others like me who believe that biology is reality—and that freedom of speech matters in America? If your censorship continues, Twitter will become a stagnant echo chamber. We, the undersigned, are both state and national organizations who represent millions of Americans who all hold to the truth that a person’s biological sex cannot be changed. And we will continue to speak this truth freely. You recently locked out Focus on the Family’s The Daily Citizen from their Twitter account for speaking this truth. We all stand beside Focus on the Family. So, if you ban them, are we next?
“In addition to the petition and the letter, earlier today FPA launched a Twitter campaign, #AreWeNext? They and supportive organizations and individuals are asking if they’ll also be locked out of Twitter for stating the truth that transgender-identified individuals remain the genetic and biological sex they were born, regardless of drugs, hormones and surgeries,” the Daily Citizen reported.
CENSORSHIP ALERT: Twitter banned @FocusCitizen from their platform. The crime? A tweet which identified Asst. Health Sec. pick Rachel Levine as a biological male. If stating the facts gets you banned, none of us belong here. @Twitter, we're wondering: #AreWeNext? RT to speak out! pic.twitter.com/Z1cUJrK0sZ
— FamilyPolicyAlliance (@family_policy) January 29, 2021