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.