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Feb 21, 2012 13:15
Category: Religious News

Religious Broadcasters - Social Media

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Religious broadcasters are sounding the
alarm over exclusion of parts of their message from the Internet.
     National Religious Broadcasters President Frank Wright told
members at their convention in Nashville, Tenn., that the defense
of traditional marriage and morality is now banned as hate speech
on some social media platforms.
     He gave examples, including the removal of apps for the
Manhattan Declaration and Exodus International from the iTunes
store.
     Wright said, "The hecklers in our culture are beginning to
dictate the terms of debate and what speech is permitted on social
media."
     Wright acknowledged that Apple, Google, Facebook and other
Internet gatekeepers are private companies, so their speech
policies don't amount to government censorship. But he called for
an open forum on the Web that allows for expression of biblical
viewpoints.