Friday, July 16, 2010

The Gadsden Flag Banned By Facebook?

Has the Gadsden flag been banned by Facebook?  Yes, apparently that is exactly what has happened.  In fact, there is a report that a Facebook customer service representative has admitted that all material containing images of the Gadsden flag are being deleted by the social network.  Apparently this is part of a wider effort to purge Tea Party material from Facebook.  Facebook leaves up some of the most offensive material imaginable, but when it comes to those who love liberty and freedom, Facebook is more than happy to brutally censor them.  We have always known that there would be tremendous persecution in the end times, but to see it actually happen can really take your breath away sometimes.  Some really popular Facebook pages have been deleted and are no longer available.  For example, the official Alex Jones Facebook page at has been taken down by Facebook officials.

So what is wrong with the Gadsden flag?


In fact, the Gadsen flag was carried very proudly by our founding fathers during the American Revolution.

A comment on a recent article about this censorship by Facebook did a great job of recounting the history of the Gadsden flag....

The "Don't Tread On Me" flag was designed by and is named after American general and statesman Christopher Gadsden. The use of the timber rattlesnake on the yellow flag as a symbol of the American colonies can be traced back to the publications of Benjamin Franklin. In 1751, he made the first reference to the rattlesnake in a satirical commentary published in his Pennsylvania Gazette. It had been the policy of Britain to send convicted criminals to America, and Franklin suggested that they thank the British by sending rattlesnakes to England. During the Revolutionary War, the snake image was used as a symbol of the colonies. Since the Revolution, the flag has seen times of reintroduction as both a symbol of American patriotism and as a symbol of disagreement with the government.

But apparently now the Gadsden flag is so offensive that Facebook has to ban it.

So whatever you do, don't post this article on your Facebook profile or you might get banned.

Absolutely incredible.

But this is what our society is turning into.

Anything that is not "politically correct" is brutally persecuted and repressed.

Now students cannot even stop and pray on the sidewalk outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

Maureen Rigo, a teacher at Wickenburg Christian Academy in Arizona, took her class to visit the U.S. Supreme Court on May 5th, and what happened is making headlines across the United States.

Some of the students stood off to the side at the bottom steps of the Oval Plaza, bowed their heads and began to pray quietly among themselves.

According to news reports, what happened next is the police came over and tapped Rigo on the shoulder and said the following....

"Ma'am, I'm not going to tell you that you can't pray, but you can't do it here. Please go somewhere else."

Yes, that is the America that we live in today - a place where students praying on a sidewalk is a national security threat.

I hope that you all can see how rapidly the United States is changing.  This is not the nation that our forefathers founded.

Instead, it is becoming a place where "political correctness" rules and where liberty, freedom and the Christian faith are rapidly being pushed aside.

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