Three recent incidents regarding the internet are causing Christians to take pause. The internet has been a wonderful vehicle for Christians to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ, through emails, websites, podcasts, streaming videos, Facebook, Twitter, and quite literally, an endless list of audiences. But some people are not fans of Christians being able to spread the message far and wide.
As Family Research Council reported in an email: “Weeks after Mozilla canned its CEO for believing in natural marriage, Google is elbowing out other users: pro-lifers.”
“After heavy lobbying from NARAL Pro-Choice America, the search engine announced that it was banning ads from pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) for supposedly violating the policy on ‘deceptive advertising.’ NARAL, which makes a living ignoring the facts, had convinced the company the ads weren’t ‘factually supportable’ because they popped up when users searched for things like ‘abortion clinics.'”
But the chilling news doesn’t stop there. In an article by WND, “if two Democratic lawmakers have their way, Barack Obama’s Justice Department will submit a report for action against any Internet sites, broadcast, cable television or radio shows determined to be advocating or encouraging ‘violent acts.'”
“This according to the text of a new bill from Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.”
“The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 ‘would create an updated comprehensive report examining the role of the Internet and other telecommunications in encouraging hate crimes based on gender, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation and create recommendations to address such crimes,’ stated a news release from Markey’s office.”
Although we don’t expect a bill like the above would actually pass both houses in the immediate future, it reveals the prevailing attitude of those in power about the ideas and beliefs that Christians hold.
Work, for the night is coming.