3 January 2018

Enemies ...

Again, a kind friend alerts me to the fact that, apparently, I am being censored from Facebook. Can it really be true that those opposed to the publication of views which they dislike can get away with this sort of thing?

See the comment on "Circumcision".


tradgardmastare said...

I am very new to matters Facebook. Can you tell me more of what this means?

A Daughter of Mary said...

We certainly live in the age of confusion. Why doesn't some smarty-pants from Facebook Central develop an "app" which would list all the language considered inappropriate for those snowflakes who subscribe? This would clear things up, and you, Father, would know right up front what you could say and what not. The way it is now, piecemeal, is just so confusing.

But there, one of my resolutions for 2018 is to cease using the word 'confusion' (as usual, I've failed already!) I prefer to use the word 'truth' and let it go at that. There is no confusion between falsehood and truth.

Capt. Morgan said...

The minions of Satan know no bounds when it comes to furthering their agenda and repressing any shred of Truth and Light.

Ivan said...

Interesting... I have shared a link to one of your posts on Facebook some time ago, and upon checking it quite a bit later (it struck me as odd that there was not a single "like" or something on it), it said that it was spam or something, so apparently it didn't even appear to others. I selected an option which said that it isn't spam, but nothing changed, as far as I know.

Kathleen1031 said...

This is being done more and more. Clearly Christians are going to need an alternative social media platform, as Facebook et al are going to censor all commentary with which they disagree. If it can be perceived as "anti" anything Facebook supports, it will be summarily blocked.
The liberals in America often blamed mainstream media for printing anything about Donald J. Trump the candidate. Their argument was, if the media did not cover him, the public would not know about him. The madness of that logic, the sheer tyranny of it, is entirely lost on today's Communists. Mark Zuckerberg has been made a billionaire by a capitalist system, but these are often the same people who turn around the work to deny rights to others. Ironic.

Ivanmijeime said...

Father, no wonder! A FB is a so-called 'social media' which is ruled and controlled by the enemies of the Church. It's not only their censorship and banning regulations which are in first place anti Catholic, but their whole digitalized theatric 'hanging out' with the more than 70 options for gender declaration of their participants, is more than enough to avoid them in a wide circle. In my opinion, none of us Catholics should ever be their member. Not even the best apologetics with clear and strong apologetic intentions.

(2 Corinthians 6,14-18)

tubbs said...

The wee folk were at it again -
They didn’t approve of your dismissal of the “Celtic Church."

tubbs said...

The wee folk were at it again.
Apparently they didn’t like your dismissal of the “Celtic Church."

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Dear Father, Facebook has censored me in the past. It does happen.

Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

Dear Father. You have been targeted for destruction by the Social Justice Warriors of the commie Zuckerburg.

Here is a good read to help you understand what you, and other orthodox Christians, are being confronted with.


Establishing your own platform is necessary because the SJWs always lie, they always double down in their attacks against their enemie, and they always project.

They can not be reasoned with for they are men of hate who seek to destroy any organization stupid enough to admit them into its presence.

The Catholic Church is riven with these sadistic sappers...

Br. Gabriel Thomas, OP said...

I don't believe that the censuring has to do with content. I believe it has to do with the spam-filtering algorithem thining posts from your site are spam do to the way in which they display as linkposts in Facebook. I've had this same censoring happen every time I've linked one of your posts on Facebook. However, whenever I have it reviewed it is always reinstated. This is why I don't think it has to do with contect. There may be some setting in the admin section of blogger that could help with this.

JoeTownsend said...

I am sorry, dear Father, that you have offended against the almighty FB. Please feel in very good company as my perfectly ordinary cousin, Mum to several children, lives in a modest house in Southampton and is generally a perfectly law abiding person was banned from FB simply because she posted to her friends that she was weary , her feet ached and she was going to have a bath... her friend had given her one of those foamy balls that make a bubble bath and she acknowledged she was going to make use of it. They are called 'Bath B**b*. This was apparently too much for the computers at FB and she was exiled. Thank goodness it doesn't seem to have been reported to the security forces or that she was dragged from her bath. The idiocy of of using computer driven censors does not only affect the Christian message, it affects every aspect of our increasingly peculiar lives. God Bless, Love you ! From Jo in Texas You don't have to publish this comment..I send it merely to cheer you up and to encourage you not to take this fiasco too seriously !

Michael Leahy said...

Father, if it's any consolation, you can take it that if you feel the flak, you're over the target.

Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus said...

Yes, Father Hunwicke, your blog posts have been censored on Facebook. Facebook would delete entries I made on my Facebook page containing links to your blog posts. The reason given was violation of community standards. I protested, pointing out that your posts are purely religious. The posts were slowly restored, but then would disappear later.

In the Facebook / Twitter / Google / Yahoo world, only liberal progressive feminist points of view are normal. Those who fail to espouse those views are radical right wing Christian fascists to be banned from the body politic.

I have never found you to be either right wing (as we Americans understand it) or fascist, though happily you are both radical and Christian. :-)

Ivanmijeime said...

To My dear dominican brother in Christ, Gabriel Thomas OP,
I wouldn't be of such 'good faith' about the man behind the MSM, and blame only machine but not the man (and his intentions). We have reach the time, certainly this year, anno 2018., when we could easily be charged and persecuted for speaking and/or defending the truth.
We have an in past already seen en hear about many censored and/or banned true Catholics from such 'social' media platforms, blogs, portals, pages. Now, anno 2018 the very rich and powerful tzar's of those gathering places of the free-minded people (who are freed as from mind as from good faith and reasoning), and the other tzar's of the stasi states who ruled namely UN en EU associations, have changed the LAW, which drive us NOW already into catacombs (much more literally than figuratively).
You can see it here:
"Emmanuel Macron announces a law to defend the 'true truth'"
and here:
"The Stasi back in Germany"
Worthy reading is this article about multigender promotion of FB, from march 2016:
And don't forget the story "about how to use communication technologies to alleviate poverty, encourage a culture of encounter, and help deliver a message of hope, especially to those people who are most disadvantaged.”,- here:

GOR said...

I’m not sure if there is ‘collusion’ on this. I am on AOL and subscribe to Sandro Magister’s update Emails. Invariably they are classified by AOL as Spam and sent to the Spam bucket. Despite repeatedly clicking the “This is not Spam” button, it continues apace…

Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

Naiveté about one's enemy is not helpful to say nothing about proffering excuses for its bad behavior

Facebook hates Christian men who take the Faith seriously and it also hates those whose opinions are considered outside the mainstream that Facebook (an extreme left outfit)deems mainstream.


Some think supporting one's enemy is the way to go others are content with loving their enemies and praying for them but not supporting them is the way to go.

Busybordi said...

Some others have posted that Facebook has reinstated the links to Father's blog that they removed. Well, what do you know--I did hear back from them.

Thanks again for letting us know about this post. We took another look and found it doesn't go against our Community Standards, so we've restored your post. We're sorry for the trouble and appreciate you taking the time to get in touch with us so that we could correct this.

I would suggest that when this happens, people don't just shrug and think, "Oh well..."

Complain. Make them take "another look".

Ivanmijeime said...

@Mary Bordy,
Sure, appeals to the enemy against his own enemy activities will help...
Take a look here on this recent news and see how that really works:

pueblosw@gmail.com said...

Facebook and Google have decided to go with the PC zeitgeist, California version. Be forewarned. Facebook, however, has decided that the Chinese rules will apply in that country. So much for the great freedoms the internet is supposed to promote.