Twitter has recently decided to enforce a politically-correct, one-sided application of its terms of service which for all practical purposes justifies censorship. Due to what Twitter claims is hate speech, they will now bar people from “misgendering” or “deadnaming” those in the transgender community. The thought police are slowly taking over social media.
If you choose to side with the Bible, biology, history, and science on the issue of sex and gender, you may soon be banned – not only on Twitter, but Youtube, Google, and Facebook as well.
So what in the world is “Misgendering”? It’s when someone refers to an individual with the pronouns — he, she — pronouns that apparently no longer correlate with said person’s chosen gender identity. One example would be to refer to Caitlyn Jenner as “he” instead of “she.” I’ll simply add that Jenner and those who emulate him need our prayers.
Today’s new PC terminology also includes the word, “Deadnaming,” which is when someone uses a transgender person’s former name, like Bruce, instead of their new name, Caitlyn. My take on this is that if someone legally changes their name, out of respect we should use that name.
But the problem is people are being attacked for simply calling a male a male. So Twitter recently updated its “hateful conduct policy” to ban those who do not comply, and the rule is just now garnering national attention.
Here’s what part of this policy states:
We prohibit targeting individuals with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanise, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category. This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.
There’s not enough time to address how the Left misuses some of these strategically selected words. Just know they use words as assault weapons against Christians and battering rams against free speech.
Depending on the severity of the offense, Twitter has reserved the right to ask you to remove the content in question and serve a period of time being banned (in ‘Twitter jail’) before being allowed to tweet again. They can also suspend your account.
Facebook has similar procedures which basically censor people who do not comply with politically correct standards. You can see how t his will be problematic for those of us who trust Jesus Christ and rely on the Bible for truth.
Naturally, Trans activists praise the policy change calling Twitter a more positive and safe place.
When the policy refers to “other content,” that’s quite a wide range of potential offenders. Also, notice they use the words “content that intends,” so now they’re in the business of proving people’s intent as well.
Defenders of truth and common sense such as Ben Shapiro said Twitter is fighting science and basic facts of human reproduction that are not subjective. He stated:
So Twitter is now banning people for stating the basic scientific fact that men are men and women are women, and that men cannot become women simply by thinking themselves so. Twitter vs. reality.
Twitter rationalized the rules change by explaining its research has shown “some groups of people are disproportionately targeted with abuse online.” Those groups include “women, people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual individuals, marginalized and historically underrepresented communities.”
Did you get all that? This is serious, totalitarian and dangerous. These policies oppose the faith of tens of millions of Americans who desire to live a life of faith and who simply believe biblical teachings about God as creator. Most also beileve that natural marriage and family are not only ordained by God, but are necessary to a strong, healthy society.
We’ll see how much push back this will get by those who support religious freedoms, but let’s make sure we continue loving others and pointing them to Jesus Christ who died for their sins and ours, in the hopes that they, too might turn to Him and be saved.
*Originally published by Freedom Project Media