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Come Visit Me In Prison

Oct 7, 2017

I am not exactly in prison at the moment, but it kinda feels like it. You see, I am once again in Facebook jail. I have been banned by the FB thought police yet again. For daring to say something that they do not like, they have banned me from my own page, and we have yet another case of PC censorship.

It is the old, “Look’s like you’ve had a bit too much to think” situation. The leftist overlords at FB do not want reality, facts and truth to get in the way of their radical agenda. So anyone who dares to proclaim truth on their pages can and will be subject to Big Brother treatment.

Increasingly more and more people I know are getting the same sort of censorship from FB, with bans often far more than just a day: sometimes it is a week or even a month. In theory this is a business that really wants money from folks to make a nice profit, so the more users the better.

More people on FB means more income for them (mainly coming from advertising). But it seems they would rather major in being thought police than in allowing for a free flow of ideas and information. And I can tell you all the censorship has been one way traffic.

I see some of the most vile and despicable stuff coming from the left, from the atheists, from the homosexuals, and so on. Even when concerned users complain about this stuff, nothing is done. But dare to criticise homosexuality, or transgenderism, or Islam, or any other leftist shibboleth, and all hell will break loose.

So what was meant to be a neat social media device to help people share stuff with one another has now become yet another leftist indoctrination centre, where any verboten thoughts and ideas will be eliminated. So too will be those who dare to share such thoughts.

Of course none of this should come as a surprise. I and others have been documenting FB censorship for quite some time now. As an example, seven years ago I reported on this frightening headline from October 21, 2010: “Facebook Teams Up with Gay Activist Orgs to Stop ‘Hateful’ Comments”.

Indeed, this is one of the most severe areas of PC censorship: dare to say things critical of the homosexual and transgender agendas, and you will go straight to FB jail. That was the case with my most recent sin bin episode – one that I am still experiencing.

My apparently really horrible post that caused the FB censors so much angst and turmoil can be seen in the top line of images here: www.google.com.au/search?q=gender+mental+disorders&rlz=1C1NHXL_enAU712AU712&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjm662xq93WAhUD2LwKHcnkAVkQ_AUICigB&biw=1280&bih=628&dpr=1.5#imgrc=_

The odd thing is, it is a meme that I would have used before on FB. Indeed, I have seen it around lots of times there. There seems to be little rhyme or reason to the FB censors. It seems the army of FB thought police show up for work every morning on a search and destroy mission, seeking out any conservatives and Christians they can ban.

As to the meme itself, what is wrong with it? Like any meme, it can say only so much. But I always back up a meme that I post with more commentary and/or a link to an article I have penned on the topic. In the case of transgenderism, I have written 120 pieces on this topic.

In such articles I of course go into much more detail, explaining what I am trying to say. And I will often include words like: “These folks obviously need help, treatment, counselling, etc”. It is not just people like me who think there is a mental disturbance going on when a guy thinks he is a girl, etc, but many experts have said exactly the same.

Indeed, I have often quoted these folks. Let me mention just one who I have cited before. Here he is again:

Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.
Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically.
He also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people. Dr. McHugh further noted studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic of children who had expressed transgender feelings but for whom, over time, 70%-80% “spontaneously lost those feelings.”

So here we have one of the world’s leading authorities on this issue saying as plain as day that transgenderism is a mental disorder. Um, the meme I shared – the one found to be entirely taboo in the eyes of the Big Brother brigade at FB – said exactly the same thing.

It said there are two genders, and the rest are mental disorders. Simply to make a statement like this, verified by top authorities on the matter, is to fall afoul of the FB Stasi. So has FB also banned Dr McHugh as well? Do they delete any posts he might put up, if he is on FB?

Again, in my articles I will explain things further. I will state that there is a very tiny percentage of people who do have a genuine Intersex condition in which we do find ambiguous genitalia and the like. This is not only an exceedingly rare condition, but it also has absolutely nothing to do with the homosexual bandwagon, or with 99+ per cent of those who say they want to change their gender.

Thus a meme by definition will not convey all the truth on a given issue, but it alerts you to the heart of the issue, and at least in my case, I will offer detailed articles laying out my case, elaborating on what is found in such memes. But all this is just too much for the very small minds at FB it seems.

They cannot handle such things. Sure, anti-Christian bigotry and hatred is allowed every day of the week there. It is just a question of being on the right side of the politically correct fence. Dare to say something critical of the various leftist idols and you too will feel the wrath of FB.

So much for free speech. So much for public debate on important issues. So much for sticking with the rainbow warriors at FB. The words uttered by Brendan O’Neill just a few hours ago are worth running with here:

“Free speech is in serious danger. The worst danger it has been in for a generation. I can’t remember in my lifetime a climate as hostile to free expression as the one we’re living through right now.”

Yes quite right, on so many levels. It is high time to find an alternative to the censorious FB.

BTW, since I cannot share this article on FB at the moment, maybe some of you can do it on my behalf!

www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgender-mental-disorder-sex-change

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26 Responses to Come Visit Me In Prison

  • Hmm, its worth to quote this recent article. Apparently there’s a rise in people going back to their real biological sex. Interesting enough, they have a video of Walt Heyers -http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4942482/The-rise-transgender-reversals.html

  • Seriously! We need another platform other than FB. That’s shocking. Hope you come back soon.

  • Another of my Christian facebook friends has just had a post removed. It was on suicide of same sex married couples in Sweden.

  • Obviously your articles are getting through to them, so the answer is to close their and others ears to the truth. God will find another way, keep on publishing the truth whatever method is open to you. God’s word cannot be stopped no matter how they try, even if they revert to Nazi style of censorship, which was to ban and burn all material they found offensive to their vile minds.

  • Pastor Muehlenberg, your comments are succinct. Isaiah 5:20 is coming to pass; men will call good evil, and call evil, good.

  • It’s getting worse by the minute, this is just the start of the socialist takeover, once Turdball makes it into law, we’ll be done for. Expect the nazi’s to come knocking at your door, with the nazi youth dobbing you in for saying something about islam, gays etc on their PC books……meanwhile, the true hate speech goes on…..it’s Nazi Germany all over again, but now, it’s all over the world.

  • Poor you, Bill. I’ve never had the honour of being banned. Maybe it”s because I pay for many of my posts to be promoted? What conflict must be in the mind of some little FB bureaucrat. I’m sure you’ll do some great prison ministry while you’re in there.

  • I would be delighted to share the link on my FB page Bill 😉 And to think that I actually defended a comment by Mark Zuckerberg recently!!!

  • You and I would, no doubt, disagree on many things you publish. However, I cannot agree with your being prevented from publishing your thoughts.

    I, too, am in the Facebook “naughty corner” for opinions expressed. I note that these punishments are arbitrary, arguably contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America, and most certainly contrary to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Regardless of whether or not we agree on subjects, it remains that I believe you have been treated in an unconsionable manner.

    My response will be to delete my Facebook profile as soon as it is restored. I want nothing to do with a company that behaves in such an unprofessional manner.

  • I managed to post it on my FB page, but the accompanying photo was omitted. I also posted it to Twitter, including the photo. I’m not one to give up easily 😉 I have warned people to spread the news quickly before it’s removed!!!

  • Hey Pops. I’m bringing you in a hacksaw. This censorship is getting beyond ridiculous! Post shared with a warning – Beware Big Brother is Watching YOU!

  • I’ve been banned from several newspaper online comments columns plus the BBC; it’s like collecting war-wounds. Facebook will never stop censoring the truth, similarly Twitter. As Jo has suggested, there are alternatives, maybe we should ensure we get onto those as well and continue pushing the Word out.

  • “….thought police….”

    Put this up on face book.

    There’s policing, and then there’s policing.

    The military and police now draw from a diseased and infected civilian population — but it’s an entirely different matter again for those people to then leave their bases and go out an infect the civilian population with their diseases and infections.

    And parading these types of non-civilians up and down the street at the mardi gras is a different matter again.

    Somehow I think that when the gay marriage debate is over commanding officers will now all re-think there positions on sexual behaviour.

  • Hello Bill,

    Thought I would visit you in prison! 🙂

    I highly value your posts and presence and fb I and can say genuinely I miss them! Both!!
    God bless you brother look forward to agreeing (and disagreeing with you occasionally 😉
    online soon.

    Sooner or later we will probably both be in a real prison, till then we can moan about free speech being impinged upon.

    One of your fellow lovers of truth,
    Andrew

  • Thanks Andrew – and others. Yes it is not far-fetched to say that one day soon we may well share real jail cells. That is why we must do all we can now to resist the rainbow totalitarians.

  • I’m sorry to hear you got put in Facebook jail. For those people wanting to speak freely, I have found a platform called Gab – it has all sorts of (dodgy) people on there but the site admins are dedicated to not being censors. Mind you, Google and Apple aren’t letting Gab into the app store on the grounds that Gab doesn’t censor “hate speech”. I find it a breath of fresh air. It might be of interest to you and others here who are good at speaking up bravely and likewise sick of being blocked.

  • Just got an email from ITunes offering books and movies to “empower” me to support “equality”. Responded with, “Disappointing to see yet another corporation co-opted in the push to deconstruct marriage and family.” But I guess I’m behind the times; Apple was probably one of the first.

  • Hi Bill,

    If someone is sexually attracted to children, we say they have a mental illness
    If someone is sexually attracted to dead people, we say they have a mental illness
    If someone is sexually attracted to animals, we say they have a mental illness
    If someone is sexually attracted to inanimate objects, we say they have a fetish/mental illness.
    If someone is sexually attracted to someone of the same sex, we are told it is completely normal.

    There are a range of Paraphilias which scale from a fetish to a serious mental illness. The various forms of homosexuality fall into this group. How can they not?

    The Marriage equality debate really has nothing to do with marriage and is a bit of a smoke screen. Their aim is remove themselves from the above list. Is it wrong what they do? I could not give a rats what 2 or more consenting people do in private but that does not mean it needs to be officially defined as “normal”.

    Having you banned from facebook is quite sad indeed.

  • Hello Bill. I am another one who has had material removed, or I have been “unfriended” by folk, including family members. I am so very saddened that this is done with such relish, and the individual is so chuffed with themselves. I on the other hand, am heartbroken for them, that they fear discussion so much, that they literally slam their minds/ doors to consider an alternative. Society will be a zombie lot of “Yes people..”

  • Who is Facebook to silence free speech!
    As long as it is not obscene or intentionally hateful towards another why is it any of their business to say you can’t be heard? Why can’t people disagree with the opinions of others. It is actually Facebook’s business to provide a functioning platform for free speech, a place for its customers to be heard. For ideas to be expressed….maybe they are just afraid of the wrath of the gay community. Shame on them.

  • Hi Bill I have just cut and pasted your piece that got you into FB jail, on my FB page.
    I did of course acknowledge your authorship. Trust you not going to sue me now for plagiary!
    Wilhelmus Heggers

  • FB has recently stepped up their attempts to silence righteousness. Apparently, they employed 1,300 people to get rid of “unacceptable” material but Mark Suckerburg has decided to employ another 700.

    MS is as sick as dog, apologies to dogs.

    I have posted the article on “A” FB page. No names no pack drill.

  • I’m sure we will be cell mates in prison. This whole gender thing is a misnomer. Gender is a grammatical construct. Sex is the biological term.

    This alone will land me in FB prison one day, I’m certain.

    Of course, FB is well within their rights to censor whomever they wish. Too bad they use it as a blunt force tool to silence the truth.

  • Matthew Beech, I so heartily agree with you. The word “gender” cannot be a synonym for sex as it belongs purely to grammar and syntax. Only the word “sex” is relevant in all these discussions.
    Meanwhile I express my support for you Bill in trying to deal with FB. Soon I shall have to come to a decision whether to remain on it. I have, incidentally, never joined Twitter. With every utterance from Trump, whom Rex Tillerson rightly called a something moron, I am totally uninterested in joining the cretinous Twitterium.

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