Thursday, March 19

Facebook rejects Christian ad for violating their advertising guidelines??

A couple of indie film-makers want to make a film about Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith even after being sentenced to death by Muslim nutters in Sudan because her father was Muslim.  (The koran says kids born to a Muslim father are automatically Muslim, and any muslim who converts to another religion should be executed.)

The nutters were unmoved by the fact that her Muslim baby-daddy left when she was two years old, and that she'd been raised as a Catholic by her mother.

In any case, the production company tried to place a promotional ad on Facebook, asking readers “Are you a Christian?  We challenge you to change your profile picture to this ‘I Am A Christian’ photo for one week! Change your picture and challenge your friends to do the same. Stand up and declare Yes, I Am A Christian!”

The producers say Facebook rejected the ad, with the following message:
“Your ad wasn’t approved because it doesn’t follow our advertising guidelines for language that is profane, vulgar, threatening or generates high negative feedback,” Facebook reportedly wrote to the producers. “Ads can’t use language that insults, harasses or demeans people, or addresses their age, gender, name, race, physical condition or sexual preference.”
If you think Facebook's managers and execs don't hold Christians and Christianity in contempt, you haven't been paying attention.

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