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General Category => Christian Persecution => Topic started by: Mark on April 14, 2020, 06:09:22 pm

Title: covid 19 Christian censorship
Post by: Mark on April 14, 2020, 06:09:22 pm
Now That Churches Are Closed With Weekly Services Moved Online, Google Begins Censoring 'Unapproved Sermons' And Deleting Their Accounts • Now The End Begins
by Geoffrey Grider

It was only a matter of time, and frankly, I am surprised this didn’t start happening sooner but here we are. First they force all churches to shut their doors, forcing a mass exodus over to social media so church services can continue. Then when everyone makes the switch and preaching starts resounding around the Internet, now tech dictators like Google are deciding what can and cannot be preached online.

“But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake. And it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” Luke 21:12-15 (KJB)

In the over ten  years that Now The End Begins has been online, we also have experienced the anguish and virtual blunt force trauma of being censored and blocked for preaching, teaching and posting bible truth. Facebook has blocked me in excess of 100 times in ten years. I am blocked right now yet again, and have to rely on our wonderful NTEB team members to do the posting for me. Thank God for faithful workers in the harvest field, I could not continue without them! The longer this coronavirus lockdown continues, the more we are going to see censorship of pastors and preacher who teach and preach the gospel of the grace of God. I say…to the fight!

“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.” Acts 20:24,25 (KJB)
Tech Giants Like Google Begin Censoring ‘Unapproved Sermons’ as Churches Are Forced Online Due To Coronavirus Lockdown

FROM CALDRON POOL: Churches are now employing popular social media and video sharing platforms to conduct their services and broadcast their sermons. But how will the tech giants and social media outlets respond, especially considering their tendency to censor unapproved messages? Well, it would appear straight-up banning churches isn’t off the table for some platforms, as a church in Moscow, Idaho discovered last week.

On Friday, Google suspended Christ Church’s app from the Google Play store after accusing the pastors of a lack of sensitivity and/or capitalizing on the current coronavirus pandemic.

    The church received a notice from the platform, stating: “We don’t allow apps that lack reasonable sensitivity towards or capitalize on a natural disaster, atrocity, conflict, death, or other tragic event. Your app has been suspended and removed due to this policy issue,” the notice added.

It’s believed Google was referring to Pastor Douglas Wilson’s short lessons on responding faithfully to the COVID-19 crisis, and Pastor Toby J. Sumpter’s sermon calling God’s people to humble repentance in the face of the pandemic.

Is this a glimpse at what’s now in store for the church online? Should we expect to see more censorship of church services? Will the platforms that we now depend on dictate what our pastors can and cannot preach on? Time will tell, but if the past is any indication of the future, I don’t think Christ Church will be the last church gagged. READ MORE https://caldronpool.com/tech-giants-begin-the-crackdown-on-unapproved-sermons-as-churches-are-forced-online/


Title: Re: Weekly Services Moved Online, Google Begins Censoring ‘Unapproved Sermons’ And D
Post by: Mark on April 15, 2020, 12:35:06 pm
California County Bans Singing During Online Church Services, ‘Abortions Are Essential, But Singing in a Streamed Worship Service is Just Too Unsafe’


Title: Re: covid 19 Christian censorship
Post by: Mark on May 07, 2020, 10:14:10 am
Democrat Illinois Governor Pritzker Says Christian Churches May Not Reopen for a Year

Illinois Democrat Governor J.B. Pritzker told reporters on Wednesday churches in his state may not reopen for a year.

Pritzker must believe the First Amendment is optional.

As Cassandra Fairbanks previously reported an Illinois church filed a lawsuit against Democrat Governor J.B. Pritzker in April for violating the First Amendment and the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The lawsuit, filed by the Thomas More Society on behalf of The Beloved Church in Lena, claims that the governor has a “hostility” towards religious faith.

Pastor Steve Cassell is seeking a temporary restraining order to stop him from being arrested if he holds a service at the beginning of May.

We now know that top US physicians based their COVID-19 plan based on garbage models from the UK.

The Washington Examiner reported:

    It could be more than a year before churches are allowed to resume their in-person gatherings, according to Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

    Pritzker announced a five-phase plan to reopen Illinois that gives guidance to schools, businesses, churches, and other religious centers about when they will be allowed to reopen. In phase three, gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed. In phase four, gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed. Gatherings of more than 50 people will not be allowed until phase five.

    During a press conference on Wednesday, Pritzker confirmed that churches will be held to the same standards and not be allowed to hold in-person services of more than 50 people until phase five, even if it takes more than a year to get to that position.

    “You know, that in phase three, there can be gatherings, church gatherings, of 10 or fewer. In phase four, 50 or fewer. So that’s the guidance that’s been given to me,” Pritzker said. “I’m not the one providing that guidance. It really is what the scientists and epidemiologists are recommending.”

The Romanians who fled communism say they will open their churches.