Facebook Deletes “Jesus Died So You Could Live” Post, Calls It “Hate Speech”

Facebook sure has its own interpretation of what constitutes broad-minded tolerance – not to mention, legal speech. One religion’s central postulates should not be more or less acceptable than another’s, whether the “moderator” (that is, censor, a person or a machine) agrees or not. But when a Christian posts that, “Jesus died so you could live” – which would be one of the religion’s core beliefs – the person behind the post may yet end up accused of “hate speech” over on Facebook. Take former Blaze writer, journalist Billy Hallowell, who shared just such a statement on the giant network. The startling response by Facebook was not only to eventually delete the post, but also explain the censorship as a response to “hate speech.” Agree with that or not – as with any other religion’s dearly held beliefs – but what exactly’s “hateful” about that? If anything, the phrase clearly speaks of selflessness and sacrifice for the good of others. Hallowell shared about this on Twitter, backed up by screenshots, and a comment stating that the incident was, in his opinion, “very, very bizarre.” But there’s also been an appeals process, which didn’t help. Whoever/whatever reviews these complaints over on Facebook, stuck to their guns. Hallowell first clicked “post” on Facebook around April 2 (so that would have been around Easter time, making the message he was trying to spread more pertinent). But the post quickly got flagged for allegedly violating community hate speech policy – and received a warning…Facebook Deletes “Jesus Died So You Could Live” Post, Calls It “Hate Speech”