Concordia Publishing House CEO Bruce Kintz says that Google is refusing their ads and the only way they would consider reinstating them is if they drop mentioning their Vacation Bible School (VBS) and their Bible challenge. How subversive of the publishers. The reality of it is that the internet should be regulated like a public utility and providers should not be able to censor content or decide which religion is acceptable and which isn’t. Google and Facebook have made them arbiters of what the public can see. The government should take control of the internet and also set specific rules to protect privacy and to prevent normal points of view being cast aside in favor of extremist liberal views.
The world keeps squeezing…. pic.twitter.com/yzMMljoRVx
— Mark Surburg (@MarkSurburg) April 23, 2018
From The Federalist
Vacation Bible School is an extremely popular event many churches offer as a sort of Bible-themed summer day camp. CPH’s 2018 VBS theme is “Splash Canyon,” with the slogan “Discover God’s promise on life’s wild ride.” The program’s “Bible challenge” that was apparently objectionable to Google includes positive selections like “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope . . . for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23” and “God promises: ‘When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you.’ Isaiah 43:2.”
A Lutheran publisher disclosed Monday morning that Google had banned it from its ad platform because of the group’s faith, specifically its Bible curriculum for children. https://t.co/fL18HLZvhf
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 23, 2018
If the government cannot limit religious beliefs what makes Google so special? Are they such godless heathens that they want everyone else to view religion the same way they do? I can’t believe that but I would love to know what they demand be excluded from Islamic and Muslim ads. Are all religions equal or are some more equal than others? Inquiring minds want to know.