Facebook Permanently Shuts Down Protestia, Without Explanation

Apparently, the values of Protestia do not accord with whatever pink-haired transexual is running the ban-button in Menlo Park, California. Within hours of posting an op-ed about why this publication refuses to use “transgender” preferred pronouns, they kicked us off for good.

I was in the middle of writing about why censorship does not make us “victims,” when I was informed of Facebook’s decision by one of our admins. I stand by that. We are survivors and fighters, and we’ll keep on fighting. By the way, you can see that article about our stance against breaking the 9th Commandment when it comes to preferred pronouns below.

It was the last post on our Protestia page. Simultaneously, they banned our editor, Dustin Germain, who posted the article. The notice says “Your page has been unpublished” (see below).

Why? Well, they have “community standards,” by golly. And, what “community standards” did we break? We have no idea, because they weren’t specific. Let’s be honest: if Facebook cared about their users, they would explain what the infraction was specifically and how to avoid that infraction in the future.

But don’t worry, a team member (above) “review [our] content and determined it violated their standards.” So, we clicked “continue” to see if there was a clue as to how we might get our page back, which is responsible for much of our traffic (like 90%).

Facebook said it “usually offers the chance to request a review” in case they got something wrong. But, you know…COVID-19 and everything makes that impossible somehow (is that still a thing?). And preemptively, they tell us, “we may not be able to follow up with you.”

No kidding. We just spent years of time; thousands of dollars; and our blood, sweat, and tears building an audience on their platform while they used our content creation to bring them consumers, and we cannot get a response from anyone but an auto-bot telling us “too bad.”

Maybe it was the three bills I helped write and testified for at the Montana Capitol asking that the 14th Amendment “Due Process” and “Equal Protection” clause be provided for by the Montana Public Service Commission (PSC), which exists to protect consumers from giant corporations (we had the unanimous support of the PSC and lost in the House by one vote).

But more than likely, Facebook just hates our content and hides behind the protections afforded it as both a utility and a publisher under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The fact is, they hate our content.

Well, we love them all as individuals, but as a corporation, we hate them right back.

As of today, all Protestia Content can be found on GAB, here. Furthermore, if you are already a member of our Pulpit Bunker Facebook group (now closed for new posts), please follow us on GAB HERE and then shoot me an email at Jordan@GideonKnox.com, and we will add you to a free PAID subscription to The Insurgency “banned news blast” of 50+ news articles banned in social media every day (put together by my news team).

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So the point is, follow us on GAB (here), and follow me (Jordan Hall) he/him/hillbilly as well (here).

Oh, and don’t forget Twitter. Follow Protestia on Twitter (here) and me (here). Meanwhile, keep typing our web address into your browser to get our content. It will be much harder for them to take that down (not that the Big Tech Overlords won’t try).



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20 thoughts on “Facebook Permanently Shuts Down Protestia, Without Explanation

  1. Sorry, J.D..
    Speaking as one who has been banned from literally every major social media platform, I suggest you consider it a badge of honor that your tireless advocacy for Biblical values is so upsetting to the godless, simpering, little commie-wannabe dweebs at Fascistbook.

  2. They banned a comment from me a comment on one of your sites last year about sodomy for “being against community values”, because you were using a comment section run by a facebook plugin.

    I really question that a comment on topic, in agreement with the article and your site itself, and which is not on facebook proper is violating “community” values. In addition, they made no distinguish between who was doing it (the message was just as vague as the above one), and acting like “being against sodomy” was against protestia or pulpit community values. This strikes me as border line fraud many ways, forging their name to community censorship on your comments. Heck, it even hurt my feelings, is pulpit no silently deleting sound biblical messages opposing sodomites?

    I think entering your comment sections on your own sites, claiming messages posted there violate “facebook community values”, when they don’t even run the sites, is probably actionable to a much greater degree than on their own sites. You should look into it.

  3. >Well, we love them all as individuals, but as a corporation, we hate them right back.

    The corporations in the news for constantly breaking the public trust should lose their corporate protections and shields. That is why they have the benefit of being public corporations, as “legal” “persons”, subject to greater regulations because of it. Since they aren’t following any of the laws, they should lose the corporate shield – executives would be sued directly, the ability to list stock would cease, and the other special benefits of being a public corporation would stop.

    They should go back to really being a private businesses, without any corporate benefit at all. And they ought to be kicked off the public internet. Back when the government opened it up to commercial traffic, there were agreements in place and an upstream provider would kick off for discrimination. Not too different from what the telephone companies had to operate under.

    The big tech companies should be hit by the public with the same thing they did to public, and be banned from “the information superhighway” built and created with the public’s own taxes. And likewise, actual community values are expressed in this society as the laws actual communities have put in place against obscenity, rioting, adultery, contributing to the delinquency of minors, etc etc. They should likewise be enforced in full against the fictional corporate “community enforcers”.

  4. Facebook is a private company. They can ban anyone they wish. Thankfully most true Evangelicals stand with corporations along with ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

    1. Name one ‘true evangelical’ that stands ‘with corporations’ and sexual confusion/mental illness, Johnny. Just one.
      Here, I’ll help – there aren’t any.
      Just a suggestion, Johnny: Put down the bong, get your GED and a job, move out of Mom’s basement, open the Bible and seek God, and finally, give girls a try – you may find you like them.
      You’re welcome.

      1. The Gospel Coalition stands with ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ. So does David French and the same Republicans. Your welcome, nazi

        1. Still waiting for you to name just one ‘true evangelical that ‘stands’ with sexual confusion/mental illness/deviancy. You obviously can’t because there are none.
          I’ll wait.

      2. The hilarious thing about your spectacular levels of condescension is implying that anyone who disagrees with you about anything smokes pot, doesn’t have a job and lives with their mom. Must be easy to attack your targets when they’re made of straw, huh? What is that Bible verse about bearing false witness again? In less than 60 words you achieved both the No True Scotsman fallacy AND the strawman fallacy, now that is impressive.

        Here’s some hard news that keeps Christians-For-The-Aesthetic such as yourself up at night, but it needs to be understood: Your interpretation of your religion is in near-catalysmic freefall among everyone younger than 35 and there’s nothing suggesting that new evangelicals are replacing them. Keep screeching about equal rights, socialism and Covid vaccines and you’re only doing your religious opposition’s work for them and your children and grandchildren will never speak to you again. Hope THAT helps.

        1. Are you Johnny’s boyfriend? It’s a good thing you jumped in here because Johnny is making a fool of himself ๐Ÿ˜›

          1. Evangelicals stand with corporations, Israel and the US military. All these institutions stand with #BLM ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ. All stand against racists, Nazis, nationalism, intolerance and domestic terrorism. Face it, Drumpf lost and even Evangelicals are turning good now and accepting the way the world works!!!

        2. Exactly, well said Collin. Itโ€™s 2021. Not the Middle Ages. Take your vax, wear your mask, stay locked down and stand with ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ

          1. Johnny, until you understand what ‘evangelical’ means, you’ll continue to come off as a 10-year-old with a learning disability. Let’s do this once again, and this time pay attention:

            Evangelical
            [หŒฤ“vanหˆjelษ™k(ษ™)l]
            ADJECTIVE
            of or according to the teaching of the gospel or the Christian religion.

            Companies and ‘corporations’ have nothing in common with the Gospel or Bible.
            The sexually confused/sexually mentally ill/ sexually perverted are in direct opposition to the Gospel and Bible (God’s Word).
            As such, everything you attempt to promote here either has nothing to do with God and His Precepts or is diametrically opposed to them.

  5. Collin there is no need to say you are happily married to a women, when you could be happily married to a man or transsexual or non-binary. Letโ€™s try to not be homophobic or transphobic please

    1. Maybe Collin isn’t quite as deluded/perverted as you, Johnny? While he’s obviously no more a Christian than you, he at least doesn’t appear to share your sexual confusion/mental illness/perversion.

  6. I suggest you both go back to your gay porn or atheist websites where you will at least be welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Protestia– maybe you should do what we do. We only post a link on Facebook and the preview helps bring people to our website. We got in trouble once but when we explained what we were doing, they released our post and have never bothered us again.

    Sometimes ministry does not mean placing risky content on other company’s websites. God can draw them to your information through a link as he can through a full op-ed.

    We do this for theologyarchaeology & theoarch

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