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Christian vlogger says Facebook suspended her for quoting Bible verses about homosexuality

(Pixabay/WDnetStudio)A Christian vlogger claimed she was suspended from Facebook for her posts citing Bible verses condemning homosexuality.

A Christian vlogger is complaining about Facebook's censorship rules after her account was suspended due to her posts citing Bible verses that condemn homosexuality as a sin.

Elizabeth Johnston, who runs the conservative blog "The Activist Mommy," said that her Facebook account was suspended earlier this month after she wrote about how the Book of Leviticus condemns homosexuality as "detestable" and "abomination," The Christian Post reported.

She said that the comment was posted six months ago in response to another user who argued that Christians are hypocrites for condemning homosexuality but being willing to eat shellfish and pork.

The post was removed on Feb. 9, and her public Facebook page was suspended for three days. She was informed that her comment was removed because "it doesn't follow the Facebook Community Standards."

Johnston lamented that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's recent call for a global "inclusive community" is inconsistent with the website's "censorship of Christians."

"They are muzzling me and my biblical message while Mark Zuckerberg claims that FB is unbiased," she said in a news release, as reported by Life Site News.

Her account was unfrozen on Feb. 12, but it was suspended again for another seven days after she re-posted her thoughts on the Bible's condemnation of homosexuality.

While the website has provided concrete reasons for deleting Johnston's post yet, the Facebook's community standards explain that it removes various forms of "hate speech."

The community standards state that hate speech includes "content that directly attacks people based on their: race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender, or gender identity, or serious disabilities or diseases."

Johnston complained that all that is needed for her account to be suspended is for liberal trolls and LGBT activists to report her account.

"The post Facebook deleted included no name-calling, no threats, and no harassment. It was intellectual discussion and commentary on the Bible," she said.

The popular social media website caught controversy last year after it was accused of censoring conservative news sites in the "trending news" section. Zuckerberg denied the accusations and met with conservative media figures to hear their concerns. The billionaire assured that Facebook is a "platform for all ideas."

Johnston said that she has since joined another site called Gab, whose owner, Andrew Torba, had also been frozen by Facebook censors and is offering his site as a "free speech alternative to Twitter, to Facebook, to Reddit."

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