I feel like we are living in a George Orwell novel.
Focus on the Family, a Christian organization that claims to advance Christian ideals, was suspended from Twitter for allegedly referring to, assistant HHS secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine by her biological birth gender.
Big tech giants have been on a rampage over the past few weeks censoring mostly conservative pundits and voices including President Donald Trump, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and temporary suspensions of multiple conservative accounts. Focus on the Family’s The Daily Citizen is the latest to fall to Twitter violations.
The official response released by Focus on the Family is shared below:
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.
In recent weeks, high-profile, outspoken individuals have been banned from social media, including former President Donald Trump and Mike Lindell, CEO and founder of My Pillow.
You can now add Focus on the Family’s The Daily Citizen to the list.
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.”
It seems, according to Twitter, simply acknowledging biological fact is now “hateful.”
As we noted to Twitter in our appeal (we have since been denied), we were deeply puzzled as to why we’re not permitted to simply acknowledge the definition of what transgender women are – those born male who believe they are a woman, regardless of whether they have had opposite-sex hormones or surgeries.
The article itself had absolutely nothing to do with Dr. Levine’s “trans” identification. It had to do with his fitness for the job based on his previous record.
We’ve asked Twitter to explain what was wrong with our wording and even asked them how we might describe Dr. Levine to their liking. At this writing, we haven’t heard back.
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. There appears to be no room for convictional disagreement.
You will comply – or be silenced.
The “Cancel Culture” is barreling down the track like a runaway train on a mountain pass, threatening to run over anyone in its path.
I recently came across this list of individuals, in addition to President Trump, Mike Lindell and The Daily Citizen, who have been silenced in recent days: