When Big Tech doesn’t like the truth, they censor those who tell it.
That’s what happened this week when Congressman Jim Banks (an alum of our sister Foundation’s prestigious Statesmen Academy) was BLOCKED on Twitter for speaking the simple truth. He correctly identified Admiral Rachel Levine (pictured) as a man and called out the Biden-appointed Surgeon General for saying Levine was female.
Levine identifies as a woman – he feels that he is a woman and tries to live as one. But, the truth of the matter is every cell in his body says that Levine is male.
And Twitter doesn’t like to acknowledge that truth.
But here’s what’s even more stunning: while Twitter bans upstanding Americans for speaking basic biological facts, it allows child predators to use its platform to share videos of child sexual abuse.
Plus, the Republican Study Committee—the largest conservative caucus in the U.S. House, of which Rep. Banks is chair—reports that Big Tech (at large) allows Taliban terrorists on its platforms!
The standard is backwards, and it’s time for Twitter to change now. If you agree, will you sign our petition to Twitter? It only takes a minute. We’re asking Twitter to restore the right of Americans to speak the truth. And, we’re asking them to stand up for kids by keeping child predators from using the platform to benefit from underage sexual abuse.
After you’ve signed the petition, please plan to join us tomorrow, October 29, for a LIVE conversation with Congressman Jim Banks to hear his story.
Is biological reality off limits? What should you know about Big Tech? And, what’s the inside scoop in DC? Join us as Congressman Jim Banks, Chair of the Republican Study Committee, discusses with Family Policy Alliance CEO Craig DeRoche.
If you agree that it’s time for Big Tech to change, please sign our petition to Twitter now and spread the word.
See you tomorrow!
Director of Strategy
Remember when Twitter locked our friends at Focus on the Family out of one of their accounts? Twitter made this decision because a post on the account correctly referred to one Biden nominee as a biological male who identifies as a woman.
Nearly four months later, Focus on the Family’s The Daily Citizen is still locked out of their Twitter account.
When the account was first blocked, many of you joined us in jumping into action and coming to Focus on the Family’s defense. You signed our petition to Twitter, and you joined us in challenging Twitter: #AreWeNext? Because if stating simple biological facts gets you banned on Twitter, none of us belongs there.
Our tweet reached well over a half million impressions, inspiring even Members of Congress to join in—along with many of our friends leading the state family policy councils and other national organizations doing outstanding work. Together, we all sent a strong message!
The Daily Citizen has now been locked out of their account for over three months. During that time, tens of thousands of you have signed our petition to Twitter, and other organizations signed our formal letter to Twitter, encouraging Twitter to reconsider how it blocks user content. In all, over 50,000 of you signed the Family Policy Alliance petition to Twitter, calling on them to reconsider their position, especially in blocking Focus on the Family’s account.
The time has come for us to deliver those letters and your petition to Twitter….which we did just yesterday.
Additionally, we were joined by a few leaders from other outstanding organizations who share our values, like Concerned Women for America, in requesting an official meeting with Twitter’s policy team to discuss these issues. We hope Twitter will be willing to engage with us, and we will keep you updated on whether they grant our meeting request!
In the meantime, we hope you’ll join us for a discussion hosted by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) about how the Body of Christ should respond when Tech giants like Twitter block user content in a biased way.
The discussion features Autumn Leva of Family Policy Alliance, Ryan Anderson of The Ethics and Public Policy Center and Jason Thacker of The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. The NRB will ask questions like:
- How should Christian ministries and organizations think about the power of Big Tech?
- Should we engage and advocate with the tech platforms?
- Should we regulate Big Tech platforms?
- Are reforms to Section 230 necessary?
- How do we balance the free speech of corporations with the free speech of individuals?
CLICK HERE to register for the NRB “Live at Lunch” panel. The panel will start at 12PM ET today!