The Christian Post is not a serious news source, but they are a decent hub for faith-related infotainment. Once in a while, however, they “report” something that tickles my antennae.
This story is about a group of Christians who hate particular Facebook page. Granted, the subject matter is wildly offensive. The name of this page is Virgin Mary Should've Aborted (and I think you all can figure out the argument they are making). That's offensive to me, it would be to many people I know, and I do not begrudge them their offense at this material.
To be sure, the content produced by this page comes from a dark place of hate, deep within the hearts of some disturbed individuals.
Some Christians have gotten together to create a counter-Facebook page and an effort to convince Facebook to shut the offending page down. Outright.
This is where my Christian compatriots part ways.
This is mere speculation, but I assume the same people who have signed petitions and started FB groups about this (around 15,000 people, by reports of this article), are the same people who view American Christianity as a persecuted majority. These are the same people who get up in arms when they can't display crosses or nativities on public grounds – like here in Indiana.
They don't care what offends others, as long as it doesn't offend them.
Even if they don't line up with my speculation about them, it is petty bullying. They claim it violates FB guidelines on hate speech.
Really? I'm pretty sure I have seen some obscenely offensive content on Facebook, relating to the current president, and many of my Christian friends were “liking” and sharing it with wild abandon. I saw no complaints from them during the 2012 campaign.
Take you pick: laughable double standard or the persecuted majority. Which is it?
Either way, this type of behavior is despicable nonsense. Christians should not put themselves in the position to be called “petty bullies.”
Just in case you were going to go there, I also think it's lame when Muslims make huge, violent scenes whenever a Dutch cartoonist includes Mohammad in their work.
In conclusion, Facebook Christians, you are doing it so very, very wrong.