Viewpoint Censorship

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) has recently studied the practices and policies of seven social media companies and internet service providers to determine the risk of religious viewpoint censorship.

Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, once compared the internet-based communications platforms of the 21st Century to what the invention of the telephone network was in the 20th Century. NRB believes these platforms are more like public utilities than private companies, which are free to force their politically correct viewpoints on their customers.

Americans would not allow the telephone companies to refuse service to our houses of worship because they don’t like our religious beliefs or expressions. Likewise, social media vendors should not be allowed to censor those religious viewpoints they don’t like.

Let us remember that the same First Amendment that protects free speech also protects religious exercise and expression. We must actively resist antagonistic, anti-Christian bias.

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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