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Facebook censors image of Santa kneeling before baby Jesus, calls it ‘violent content’
LifeSite News ^ | December 5, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring

Posted on 12/05/2018 5:29:28 PM PST by ebb tide

December 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Facebook has covered over a posting of a picture of Santa Claus kneeling before the Baby Jesus, warning viewers that the photo "may show violent or graphic content.”

A second warning beneath the obscured image of Santa on bended knee, reverentially adoring the Christ Child states, “This photo was automatically covered so you can decide if you want to see it.”

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Screen grab of Facebook censoring image of Santa and baby Jesus.

Users can click on a button to uncover the photo. 

Facebook explains on its site what it means by “Violence and graphic content:” 

"We also know that people have different sensitivities with regard to graphic and violent content. For that reason, we add a warning label to especially graphic or violent content so that it is not available to people under the age of eighteen and so that people are aware of the graphic or violent nature before they click to see it," the social media giant states. 

“We err on the side of allowing content, even when some find it objectionable,” declares Facebook’s community standards, saying it does so in order to maintain a “safe environment” for its “Facebook community.”

It remains unclear why the image of Baby Jesus and Santa was deemed by Facebook to be "violent and graphic content." 

On December 25, Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ that happened 2,018 years ago. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God who came into the world to save mankind from sin and to open the way to heaven. Christians consider God becoming man the greatest historical event to have ever taken place. 

The image in question — of the Savior of the World as an infant and a popularized version of a saint — was originally posted on December 1, 2015, with this accompanying poem explaining the touching illustration: 

My dear precious Jesus, I did not mean to take your place,
I only bring toys and things and you bring love and grace.
People give me lists of wishes and hope that they came true;
But you hear prayers of the heart and promise your will to do.
Children try to be good and not to cry when I am coming to town;
But you love them unconditionally and that love will abound.
I leave only a bag of toys and temporary joy for a season;
But you leave a heart of love, full of purpose and reasons.
I have a lot of believers and what one might call fame;
But I never healed the blind or tried to help the lame.
I have rosy cheeks and a voice full of laughter;
But no nail—scarred hands or a promise of the hereafter.
You may find several of me in town or at a mall;
But there is only one omnipotent you, to answer a sinner’s call.
And so, my dear precious Jesus, I kneel here to pray;
To worship and adore you on this, your holy birthday.

Facebook has a long history of censoring faith-based organizations and individuals.  The social media giant has been forced to apologize for numerous instances of improperly flagging conservative or Christian content as “hateful” or otherwise inappropriate. It has also come under fire for letting left-wing organizations like PolitiFact and the Southern Poverty Law Center influence its “fact-checking” and “hate speech” policies.

Facebook has censored a Christian theology professor after he criticized a video selling LGBT “pride” to children. It has suspended the account of Elizabeth Johnson, a Christian who goes by the name of Activist Mommy, after she called gender confusion a mental illness. The social media giant has also blocked ads for the movie Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer, labeling the film about the serial killer abortionist ‘political speech.’

The social networking giant has also banned many LifeSiteNews’ pro-life ads, deeming them too “political” because they showed pictures of pregnant mothers, ultrasounds, preborn babies, and the tiny feet of an infant child held in her mother’s hands.


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The social networking giant has also banned many LifeSiteNews’ pro-life ads, deeming them too “political” because they showed pictures of pregnant mothers, ultrasounds, preborn babies, and the tiny feet of an infant child held in her mother’s hands.
1 posted on 12/05/2018 5:29:28 PM PST by ebb tide
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To: Al Hitan; Biggirl; Coleus; DuncanWaring; ebb tide; Fedora; heterosupremacist; Hieronymus; ...

Ping


2 posted on 12/05/2018 5:30:06 PM PST by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome.)
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To: ebb tide

Unreal


3 posted on 12/05/2018 5:34:03 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: ebb tide

Facebook may very well be run by the spirit of antichrist.

Previews of much more coming attractions. Shine your light on a darkening world.


4 posted on 12/05/2018 5:34:38 PM PST by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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Forgot to post the "violent" image Facebook has censored:


5 posted on 12/05/2018 5:37:34 PM PST by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome.)
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To: ebb tide

Insanity and evil.


6 posted on 12/05/2018 5:38:45 PM PST by Innovative
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To: ebb tide

just goes to show how sicko much of our culture has become

tragic


7 posted on 12/05/2018 5:40:52 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: ebb tide

Image rejected by a self-hating left wing snowflake male living in the basement of mommy’s house doing telecommuting contract work for Zuckerjerk and his minions.


8 posted on 12/05/2018 5:41:15 PM PST by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: ebb tide

Beautiful picture.

Thanks for posting it.


9 posted on 12/05/2018 5:41:22 PM PST by Innovative
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To: ebb tide; Al Hitan; Biggirl; Coleus; DuncanWaring; Fedora; heterosupremacist; Hieronymus
I think there might be more going on with the censorship issue than people think.

I had a FB account and had a closed group for a property rights page with about 125 members. I also participated frequently on several community forum pages, some that dealt heavily in both local and national politics during the last campaign.

In October, my account was disabled permanently with no explanation. I tried to appeal but never got a response because I couldn't login.

I shook it off and admitted the world can survive without me.

But, a couple of weeks ago I went to Amazon to do some Christmas shopping and found that account has been disabled, too. I used the Amazon customer service link and ...same thing I could not login because the account is disabled.

I don't think this is co-incidental since there is no way to offend anyone on Amazon simply by shopping for my grand sons.

10 posted on 12/05/2018 5:41:56 PM PST by Baynative ("A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." - John Barrymore)
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To: ebb tide

Well I just put it up on mine. lets see whether this is real.


11 posted on 12/05/2018 5:42:23 PM PST by Chickensoup (Never count on anyone, ever.)
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To: ebb tide

Well I just put it up on mine. lets see whether this is real.


12 posted on 12/05/2018 5:42:24 PM PST by Chickensoup (Never count on anyone, ever.)
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To: Jim 0216
[Facebook is may very well be run by the spirit of antichrist.]

Fixed it.
13 posted on 12/05/2018 5:42:25 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Innovative

Can someone do a public flogging of Zuckerberg on Pay for View & get rid of this creep???


14 posted on 12/05/2018 5:42:47 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: ebb tide

“Facebook may very well be run by the spirit of antichrist”.

That’s about the only logical reason I can think of, too.


15 posted on 12/05/2018 5:43:54 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: ebb tide

I Hate Facebook!


16 posted on 12/05/2018 5:44:32 PM PST by miserare ( Indict Hillary!)
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To: ebb tide

There must be more to this; because at this point the image is not covered over in the post on Facebook; it is visible.


17 posted on 12/05/2018 5:48:05 PM PST by Wuli
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To: ridesthemiles

[Can someone do a public flogging of Zuckerberg on Pay for View & get rid of this creep???]

Facebook Live would be poetic....


18 posted on 12/05/2018 5:48:40 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Baynative

Very scary.


19 posted on 12/05/2018 5:48:54 PM PST by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome.)
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To: ridesthemiles; headsonpikes

I’m not quite yet to the point where I want to see Zuckerberg’s head on a pike, but I would very much like to see him living in a refrigerator box under a bridge.


20 posted on 12/05/2018 5:48:56 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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