Social media giant Facebook has apparently refused to remove a group that wants to "burn..alive" a popular Christian blogger, saying the page "doesn't go against...Community Standards."
According to Life Site News, Conservative blogger Elizabeth Johnston, also known as "The Activist Mommy," had complained to the social media platform about "harassment" after finding a Facebook group called "I will find The Activist Mommy and burn whoever runs it alive."
When Johnston reported the page, Facebook responded by saying the group "go against one of [Facebook's] specific community standards" and suggested that she send the exact contents that she deemed harassment, such as a photo, "instead of the entire group."
The conservative blogger expressed frustration over Facebook's response, saying: "So a page named 'I Will Find Activist Mommy And Burn Whoever Runs It Alive' does NOT go against Facebook's community standards? Hmmm...if that is not targeted violence, nothing is! Facebook is a joke! Share this folks!"
In an apparent attempt to avoid legal consequences of uttering a death threat, the owner of the Facebook page in question eventually printed a disclaimer saying: "I don't really want someone to burn her alive. I don't want to, I don't want followers to do so, just don't do it. I don't condone it." In addition, the name of the page has been changed to "May God make the Activist Mommy spontaneously combust."
Earlier this year, Facebook had to apologize to Johnston for suspending her page over her posts that highlighted the Bible's condemnation of homosexuality.
The conservative blogger received a short suspension after she quoted Old and New Testament verses condemning homosexuality. She was suspended for another seven days after she complained in a new post that repeated the Biblical passages that were removed from the site.
After the news of her suspension was reported on several media outlets, Facebook issued an apology, saying the suspension was a mistake and that her posts would be restored.
The popular blogger suspects that she drew the attention of Facebook's censors after she criticized the Women's March on Washington.
"I mocked them and I got 11 million views. I made a lot of people angry," she told Life Site News at the time.
Johnston was behind a viral video that called for a boycott of Teen Vogue magazine last year over its article guiding 11- to 17-year-olds on how to have anal sex. In her video, Johnston urged parents to demand that stores pull Teen Vogue from their shelves as she ripped pages from the magazine and threw them on a burning fire pit.