Franklin Graham is one of America’s most prominent pastors.
He promotes a biblical worldview and traditional morals that appeal to millions of Americans.
But you won’t believe who just silenced his voice.
Tech companies censoring Trump supporters became one of the dominant stories in the latter half of 2018.
It all began when social media platforms colluded to ban pro-Trump radio host Alex Jones.
Liberal reporters claimed Jones was a conspiracy theorist and social media barons would never move to censor mainstream conservative thought.
Facebook recently reached back to a post Franklin Graham made two years ago supporting a North Carolina law that prevented grown men from using the same bathrooms as young girls as the justification to take down his account.
The post in question referred to rocker Bruce Springsteen’s comments calling House Bill 2— also known as the bathroom bill— a step “backwards instead of forwards.”
“He says the NC law #HB2 to prevent men from being able to use women’s restrooms and locker rooms is going ‘backwards instead of forwards,’” Graham’s post from 2016, which referred to Springsteen, reads. “Well, to be honest, we need to go back! Back to God. Back to respecting and honoring His commands.”
Graham, whose Facebook page has been restored, called the social media giant’s censorship efforts a “problem.”
“The problem with Facebook, if you disagree with their position on sexual orientation then you could be classified as hate speech, or that you’re a racist. This is a problem,”
Graham quickly alerted his millions of followers and the public outcry forced Facebook to back down.
But that raised even more disturbing questions.
Social media companies are the public square and platforms like Facebook are how Americans communicate with one another.
How many conservatives who don’t have massive fan bases see their online presence snuffed out by left-wing tech companies?
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.