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Facebook, Are You Telling Me This is Not Offensive?

frans2 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 4:21 PM
Who cares one way or another other than bigots? Facebook is not a public utility, it is a private company. They can apply any standards they want. Would you like the Federal Government start telling private businesses what standards they must enforce? Under which Constitutional provision would you position this order?
Paul237 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 10:53 AM
The government is already doing just that, There have been photo shops that have refused to take photos at a gay union or something like that and the government sided with the gays NOT the Christians and there have been many others like cake shops and bakeries so the fed government has sided with the gays. Of course what do you expect from the gay pres that we have.
Aura Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 8:25 PM
Then what was all the hubbub about an initial public offering?
Patriot155 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 5:45 PM
"Facebook is not a public utility, it is a private company. They can apply any standards they want. Would you like the Federal Government start telling private businesses what standards they must enforce?"
Oh, okay. So, if that's the true reasoning for this I would have to agree. The Federal Government shouldn't be telling private buisinesses what to do. In light of this, we should hear no more of homosexuals crying about being fired from job positions from private corporations or companies because of their sexual oreintation or back lash from people posting web sites that's anti-gay, right?
nawlins72 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 6:32 PM
Patriot, the problem is that the courts look at speech differently than labor laws. Facebook pages are protected under the 1st Amendment, the discrimination you describe derives from the 14th. The 14 Amendment powers should be rolled back, but Republicans don't have the fortitude to go up against it and risk being called bigots or racists. Rand Paul addressed it and every Republican took 2 steps back as he got attacked.
Jake270 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 6:39 PM
SO TRUE! We could run a long, fun way with your line of reasoning. I'd like to see the feds also stop this insane idea of equal pay for women. Who are they kidding? Like I'm going to pay a woman less for a job than a man. Good luck with that idea. That's a recipe for going out of business quick. The facts of life are that it is not fair, nor is it equal. But leftists never face the facts in their utopian dreamworld.
And the goshdarn Liberal Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 7:36 PM
Nawlins, you are a fool. the amendment you are so contemptuous of cost the lives of 600,000 men. If you think people of color will not suffer if this amendment were abolished, you have one hand on the slavers whip.
nawlins72 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 8:11 PM
Sorry, GL, but the stretching of "equal protection" to allow for the restriction of the freedom of voluntary association is the issue. And your charge that I am complicit in slavery because of this stance is absurd. Demanding respect for life, liberty and property does not include the demand to be allowed in your private group. If Christians wish to only hire Christians in their church, they have that right. If blacks wish to only hire blacks, so be it. Etcetera, etcetera.

My recent interaction with Facebook confirmed what many have already observed: You can mock Jesus and the Christian faith on Facebook in the crudest and ugliest terms without penalty (as you’ll see in a moment, I do mean “crudest and ugliest”), but if you dare post something that is considered offensive to LGBT members, you could very well be punished.

To recap briefly, earlier this month , on two consecutive days, Facebook deleted the page for my book A Queer Thing Happened to America for alleged violation of community standards. The first...