Religious or faith-based organizations that focus on controversial topics such as sexuality and abortion should prepare for the eventuality that they will get censored by Big Tech platforms, advised commentators at a recent roundtable. Without effective countermeasures, censorship will remain a substantial threat to these religious groups.
The roundtable, called “How Big Tech Censors Religious Voices, and How to Fight Back,” was hosted by the Ethics and Public Policy Project (EPPC) on August 26. The EPPC is a DC-based think tank that focuses on applying “the Judeo-Christian tradition to contemporary questions of law, culture, and politics.”
Among the speakers at the roundtable was Ryan T. Anderson, the president of the EPPC, whose book, “When Harry Became Sally,” was censored by Amazon for being critical of aspects of transgender ideology.
Anderson argued that while sellers have the right to decide what books not to sell, Amazon is a big seller controlling 80 to 90% of eBook sales, meaning its decision to censor a specific group could shape public opinion on controversial topics.
He said that the censorship was “an abuse of market dominance to try to control public speech, in particular on a matter of huge public import.”
“What publisher is going to want to publish a book, knowing they might miss out on the market controller who has 70% to 80% of market share, right?” he asked. “We won’t even know what books never get published, which authors censor themselves, which publishers spike proposals, all out of fear that Amazon won’t sell it.”
Another speaker at the roundtable was Joshua Holdenried, the executive director and vice president of Napa Legal Institute, a California-based faith-based legal organization. He said that religious groups “might not know the hour nor the day” they will be censored.
Therefore, they “need to plan ahead and assume that if they are a religious organization or faith-based organization operating in the public square and focused on an issue that’s related to pro-life (topics), marriage, sexuality, Christian anthropology, they should just assume that they will eventually run afoul of these vague and arbitrary terms and conditions that exist with these Big Tech platforms.”
A religious group that gets censored could lose crucial work, social contacts, and data. Holdenried noted that very few groups have backed up their videos and contact lists. Depending on YouTube alone could see such groups lose “hundreds or thousands of hours of content.”
Holdenried’s organization, the Napa Legal Institute, has released several white papers on censorship. One of the reports states that religious organizations are censored or de-platformed “at a rate of at least once a week.”
Holdenried suggested that religious organizations should identify the Big Tech services they use and come up with short-term plans on what to do in case of interruptions. They should also come up with long-term plans on how to stop depending on Big Tech platforms, which he said are “particularly egregious against faith-based voices.”
Plandemic, Voter Fraud, Afghanistan: All Parts of The Great Reset
If you still consider “conspiracy theorist” to be a pejorative, you’re not paying enough attention.
What do Covid-19, 2020 (and beyond) election fraud, and our disastrous abandoning of American citizens in Afghanistan have to do with one another? They’re all parts of the globalist plan to usher in a new era of Neo-Marxism in a depopulated world. This is The Great Reset unfolding before our eyes, and the only way we can stop it (other than through constant prayer) is to stand together and spread the truth.
Covid-19’s attachment to The Great Reset is obvious, though we continue to post about it daily. Voter fraud is a bit less obvious but nonetheless easy to recognize when we understand that people like Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau, and Emmanuel Macron are pushing to “Build Back Better” under the precepts of Neo-Marxism.
The Afghanistan betrayal in August, 2021, is harder to associate with The Great Reset, but it’s definitely just as attached. We can see this is the unwillingness of the Biden regime to extend the deadline to withdraw despite American lives put clearly in harm’s way. We can see it in the needlessly abandoned military equipment that was conspicuously left intact; disabling a Black Hawk takes minutes but they were given to the Taliban in pristine working condition. Then, there’s the pallets of hundred dollar bills left for them. If you think all of this was just irresponsible governance, you probably think Barack Obama is out of politics, too.
Weakening America’s standing in the world and empowering the Chinese Communist Party and others to engage fully with our enemies in a globalist cabal are beneficial to the architects of The Great Reset, and both happened in one fell swoop in August.
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