After preaching at my home congregation Sunday morning, I got into my car in the church parking lot to check my voicemails and messages. One of my colleagues had sent me the link to his new article, which I decided to share with my Twitter followers. To my surprise, I discovered I was locked out of my account for 12 hours for violating Twitter Rules.
But what I had done? What was the violation? There was no further information, no link to file an appeal, and no reference to an offending tweet.
Several years ago, something similar happened to me, but Twitter subsequently apologized, explaining that they had misunderstood my tweet.
This time, I was left in the dark, forcing me to search online for a way to appeal the suspension.
Obviously, this was not a serious crisis, and like many other conservatives, I knew my time on Twitter might be limited. Still, I was wondering what offense I had committed.
Minutes later, I had my answer.
I was informed that I had been locked out my account for 12 hours because of this tweet, which had been posted on January 20: “Will I get punished by Twitter for saying that, in God’s sight, ‘Rachel’ Levine (nominated by Biden to be his assistant secretary for HHS) is a man?”
Yes, that was the offending tweet. It looks like Twitter answered my question!
When biological truth conflicts with transgender activism, biological truth is banned.
When biblical truth conflicts with transgender activism, biblical truth is banned.
There was nothing hateful in the tweet.
There was nothing that would incite violence.
I didn’t even “deadname” Levine, referring to him as “Richard.”
I simply stated the truth. In the sight of God, President Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary for Health and Human Services is a man.
Someone might challenge the statement, asking what gives me the right to speak for God.
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SOURCE: AskDrBrown.org, Michael Brown
Dr. Michael Brown (www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test? Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.