By Bob Unruh
There are some who believe that America’s longstanding constitutional speech protections apply to them but not to others.
Take actor Ian McKellen, for example.
He’s admitted that when he stays in hotels and motels, he vandalizes the Gideon Bibles in the nightstands.
Not content with leaving ideas with which he disagrees concealed in a drawer, he says he takes out the Bibles and “rips out pages that contain a certain passage from Leviticus.”
The passage that annoys the homosexual actor, Leviticus 18:22, is one in which God instructs, “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”
Some translations use the word “abomination.”
Now Facebook is taking McKellen’s position that freedom of speech is fine for some but not for others, according to Christian writer and blogger Julio Severo.
Severo said Facebook is punishing him for posting Leviticus 18:22 in Portuguese, “Não de deitarás com homem, como se fosse mulher; abominação é.”
A WND request to Facebook for comment generated only an automated response with instructions on how to get press releases, photos and other media resources.
Facebook sent a message to Severo that said: “We Removed Something You Posted. It looks like something you posted doesn’t follow our Community Standards. We remove posts that attack people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender or disability. Levítico 18.22: Não de deitarás com homem, como se fosse mulher; abominação é.”
The offending post originally was published in 2013, Severo noted.
“Willing or not willing, Facebook treated Leviticus 18:22 directly as a ‘attack’ on ‘people based on their … sexual orientation, gender.’ That is, Facebook treated the Bible as a criminal book!” Severo said.
“Does Facebook guidelines warn its users that the Bible is a criminal book? Does Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities warn its users that the Bible is a criminal book?”
He said he’s on a 30-day ban from Facebook over the issue.
“Facebook waited exactly five years to notify my exposé is ‘offensive,”‘ Severo wrote.
“What does Facebook have against the Bible and those mentioning its verses? What does Facebook have specifically against Leviticus 18:22, a famous verse in the Bible?”
Severo directed pointed questions at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, whom he described as a “Jewish American.”
“Does he approve what his company has done against the Jewish Scriptures? Is he aware?
“Or does he think that Facebook is now bigger, greater and more important than the holy Jewish and Christian Scriptures?”
He noted that President George Washington said, “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”
The company appears to be targeting Christians, Severo said, noting “pictures of the communist criminal Che Guevara, who murdered people, including gay men, remain unshakingly throughout Facebook’s social network, as if his filthy image did not deserve banishment for his crimes.”
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