For anyone who regularly uses Facebook you’ve probably seen a plethora of offensive content, maybe even reported some of it, which Facebook never removes.
That being said, could someone please explain to me what Facebook found so offensive about this image that they removed it?
It was posted yesterday on the Being Liberal fan page, and was up for less than six hours before I was logged out of my account, and told the image had been removed. Not only did they removed the image, I received the following warning after clicking “Continue” on the image above:
And today, when I tried to click “Like” on a friend’s comment on something I posted, I received this message:
Followed by this message:
That’s right, pointing out the hypocrisy of spending millions on mega churches while people are starving around the world was something which Facebook determined to be too offensive, and blocked my personal profile from posting because of it. Not only that, but they blocked me from clicking “Like” on anything, and make me confirm that I receive their warning each time I try. Unless facebook is offended by the word “fucking,” but I doubt that considering that “I fucking love science,” an excellent page, is one of the most popular, active, pages on facebook, this doesn’t make any sense.
Facebook might think the image offensive, but do you know what I think is offensive? Raising millions of dollars from your loyal followers, predicated on the fact that you’re doing “the Lord’s work,” while doing the opposite of what the Bible preaches. The Bible literally says you’ll go to hell for being wealthy and ignoring the poor;
Luke 16:19-31 ESV /
“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.
I’m not saying the Bible should be taken literally, but the people who are exploiting the followers of the Bible to line their own pockets should be called out for it.
It’s shameful that Facebook would not only remove this image, but block me for seven days for posting it. The message in this image is something which needs to be said, and since Facebook didn’t provide the reasoning for removing it we may never know why it was determined to be too offensive.
If you have any idea as to why Facebook might remove something like this, feel free to let me know in the comments section below.