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 The notice says “Your page has been unpublished” (see below).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).
Because Big Tech has killed our traffic, we got rid of ads and now survive off of The Insurgency (above), and Patreon (get free stuff for that), and Giving Fuel (click those links below, too).
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).
A CALL TO ACTION
Enjoy our content? GREAT! Unfortunately, ad revenue for truth-telling websites has been severely hampered by censorship and de-platforming. This ministry isn't free to run, and finding people willing to support polemical theology is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
So we have some great ways for you to EASILY support our work that will take less than 3 minutes of your time to do.
First, check our our page explaining this all at detail at https://supportpolemics.com
But in short, you can support us on Patreon and get exclusive rewards like the FULL non-truncated episodes of the bi-weely Polemics Report podcast ONLY available on your Patreon app. It's super easy to use. Get exclusive updates from JD. Get all that and support our work for only $5.95 a month. You'll also get a PAID subscription to 'The Insurgency' "banned news blasts" once a day for 50 news links to banned content you can't find in social media. For other patron tiers, you can join us live via zoom to interact with JD during the Bulldgomatic Bible study, get free theology books in the mail, and more.
Or, if you don't want to use Patreon and don't want the rewards, subscribe to 'The Insurgency' "banned news blasts" for free (three days a week) or $7 dollars a month (notice that's a dollar more than getting it through Patreon) or $70 dollars a year. Instead of you scouring the news, let our Gideon Knox News team do the news-hunting FOR YOU and it will save you time finding real news.
And finally, you can give a one time financial gift through Giving Fuel . It's also super-easy to set up and takes only minutes.
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