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My work is hate speech apparently!

Posted on February 23, 2004 at 02:02 PM in Not Australia | Permalink

According to Andy's employers, the organisation that I work for (Voice of the Martyrs, or at least our US Office's site) is considered to be hate speech!

What is it that we do? Well, we report on the violence and hatred directed against Christians in many different countries. At no point do we direct anger towards or advocate revenge against those who perpetrate these acts. In fact we advocate Christ's words on this issue:

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you
Matthew 5:44

So now reporting the truth is hate speech. We make nothing up, I guarantee it. We don't print anything unless we have had it independently confirmed. Yes we have made mistakes, but then so do all news agencies. However, unlike many news agencies, when we have been wrong we publicly correct it and apologise. There is actually a lot more that happens that we don't print because it's just too graphic.

What hate? We support those who are persecuted, is that hateful? We tell the world about their plight, is that hateful? I don't think so. As Andy put it Ironic, Don't You Think? I mean these people are the ones who are always crying that the religious right suppress free speech and hides the truth. Well, what is this then? Where is the hatred on our sites?

I sincerely hope, as Andy does, that this is just a mistake.

Update: Also, according to this same filtering software, my site is blocked as pornography!

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