Google BANNED Christian video on homosexuality after backlash from within Google ITSELF

The Daily Caller got their hands on internal documents from Google that show the company banned a Christian video from it’s advertising platform after a backlash welled up within Google itself over the video.

Michael Brown, a Christian radio host, was the one who authored the video called “Can you be gay and Christian?”.

Here’s more:

Google banned a video explaining Christian teaching on same-sex marriage from advertising on YouTube after backlash from upset employees, according to internal Google communications reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The video was flagged in June 2018 in an internal listserv, “Yes at Google,” which is run by Google’s human resources department, according to those communications and other internal documents, which a source shared with TheDCNF on the condition of anonymity.

The listserv has more than 30,000 members and is devoted to policing “microaggressions” and “micro-corrections” within the company, according to its official internal description.

The internal backlash to the video grew large enough to merit a response from a Google vice president, who said the video would no longer be eligible to run as an advertisement, the human resources team announced to the listserv.

The video from Brown describes homosexuality as a sin, by says people who are gay can still be Christians as long as they follow Christ’s teachings on sex and marriage:

Christian radio host Michael L. Brown argues in the video that gay people are welcome as Christians but that, like every other person, they are called to follow Christian teachings on sex and marriage.

Brown has spoken out in the past against “homo-hatred” and “ugly rhetoric” directed at gay and lesbian people by fringe groups like the Westboro Baptist Church.

In the video, he describes same-sex relationships as “like other sins, but one that Jesus died for.”

The belief that sex is meant to take place in the context of a male-female marriage — as argued by Brown — is central to most major Christian denominations’ marital teachings.



That’s not a far cry from what the Catholic Church teaches. It sounds like Brown was trying to be as welcoming as possible without straying from Biblical doctrine.

The DC continues…

Google HR highlighted in the listserv a “representative” comment from an employee who took offense that Brown’s video had appeared as an advertisement on channels operated by gay and lesbian YouTubers, the documents show.

“I cannot see how this can be allowed when the specific idea of LGBT videos is to allow the creators to feel free to share their content and be comfortable that anti-LGBT advertisers would not be attached to their content,” the employee wrote. “This seems very counter to our mission, specifically around PRIDE 2018 timeframe.”

Google’s vice president for product management and ads, Vishal Sharma, agreed that the video was too offensive to air as an advertisement.

“Thank you for raising this very important issue. It means a lot to me personally and those of us working on this across the Ads and YouTube teams. YouTube is an open platform and we support the free expression of creators with a wide range of views,” Sharma wrote in his response, which was included in the listserv.

“But we don’t allow advertising that disparages people based on who they are – including their sexual orientation – and we remove ads that violate this basic principle,” Sharma continued.

“After careful and multiple reviews over the course of a few days, our teams decided to remove the ad in question here as it violates our policy. We’ve communicated this to the advertiser and have been in touch with creators who have been actively engaged on this issue,” Sharma added, again expressing his gratitude for the internal feedback.

This is representative of what we’ve been saying for years: when the gays gain rights, Christians lose them. It’s very zero sum.

Of course we’re not talking specifically about ‘rights’ here, but the same idea applies. Because Google is very liberal, they can’t tolerate opposing viewpoints on LGBT issues like this.

In his response to the backlash, this Google VP suggested the video “disparages people based on who they are”. But that’s not true. Brown simply went through the scriptures to explain what the Bible says about marriage and homosexuality. He didn’t disparage anyone.

If this video was full of hate, then I could understand Google not allowing it in their advertising platform. But this video had no hate in it whatsoever. Yet because of their extreme intolerance, they banned it.

Zero sum. Christians lose the ability to advertise their ideas because homosexuals have become a protected class within liberal America.

But see, it’s totally OK with liberals when it works this way. If a business owner, however, denies a service to a gay person , then all hell breaks lose and that owner must be punished and taught a lesson. So not just zero sum, but completely hypocritical as well.

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widzik
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Don’t like it . . .don’t watch it . . .NEVER censor it. U R not GOD!

John Queue
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My guess is these turds will soon turn on each other like rabid dogs…Cujos, the lot of them.

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Google is illegally suppressing free speech. It is time for anyone who is dumped off of Twitter, Facebook, Google or any other social networking website or search engine, that is also a publicly traded corporation, to file complaints with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…. Google, Twitter and Facebook keep referring to themselves as private companies. They are NOT! Once they sold shares in their companies to the general population, for which their founders were quite handsomely paid, by the way, the lost the right to make rules on their own and the rules by which they must adhere are extremely difficult for anyone who wants to run the corporation like a private company. Today, Twitter’s stock (TWTR) closed at just over $31.00 per share today. Google (GOOG) closed at just below $1200.00 per share and Facebook (FB) closed at just over $161.00 per share. They are NOT allowed to… Read more »

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Umm…no. Unless the federal government has any management or production role in these companies, they retain the right to allow who they choose to show or advertise. It is NOT censorship for a privately owned company…regardless of public shares offered…to censor who or what they wish. It remains their property.

The 1st Amendment (and all the Bill Of Rights) ONLY applies to the federal government and those agents that represent it.

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Have you taken a company public? My husband and I have. The rules that apply to what used to be completely within your own control is brutal and you must adhere to SEC, FINRA and other federal agencies – they all get a piece of the pie….the corporate officers are the ones that have to be careful what “free speech” they use and that trickles down to all workers, as well. Words are exceptionally important and everything you say can work against you. While taking a company public can be lucrative, and it is certainly interesting to be among the relatively few who ever take a company public, it is exhausting, frustrating, you have zero family time, and there is little freedom to run the company the way you would like to, once it is public. If Nunez takes Twitter to the SEC, they are in trouble. If Dan Scavino… Read more »

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Homosexuals are called “gay” because they always seem to get their way. Liberalism assists in the rot of morality. It’s a disease.

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It’s all good. Christ still wins in the end.

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What we should do on YouTube is to report every single Muslim video that says anything negative about homosexuality.

Let Google start banning them, and the fur will fly.

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This is representative of what we’ve been saying for years: when the gays gain rights, Christians lose them. It’s very zero sum.

They aren’t gaining rights, they’re gaining our ANTI-RIGHTS. Everything the left does is an ANTI-RIGHT anathema to everything the framers espoused.

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Hmm!
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& I will follow closely. We are carefully analyzing legal options for Nicholas Sandmann against Twitter & its users as there must be full legal accountability for false attacks & threats of harm, especially against minor.
1:34 PM · Mar 19, 2019

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Google gets butthurt from homosexuality.

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I see what you did there.

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I was able to survive for decades before Google. There were these things called ‘yellow pages and the public library’.

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I think anyone under the age of 30 would have a complete meltdown if you tried to learn them on any pre-digital technology. They probably think the Dewey Decimal System is they probably learned in Algebra but forgot about.

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You’re exactly right. I have two millennial daughters. They have no idea what to even do when the power goes out. They’d be LOST if God forbid an EMP hits Seattle.

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Now you’re reminding me of Conan The Librarian from UHF.

“Don’t you know the Dewey Decimal System?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZHoHaAYHq8

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Google is a self licking ice cream cone…

Charli
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The “litmus test” for censorship of free speech should be whether or not a company is a public corporation. A company on the stock exchange has no right to suppress free speech. Period.

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30,000 people micro-policing micro-aggressions and micro-corrections. Subjective to what is acceptable to a bunch of liberals.

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I think we’ll see the day when they try to or do ban the Bible the word of God saying it’s hate content. Yup I expect that. sad

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@AFVet People are so brainwashed today, I believe that a small minority could make it happen.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove Oh yeah

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And what would be next after that except imprisonment. Welcome to Amerika.

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Let me illustrate how that will look.

It’ll be a large burning pile in a courtyard filled with rainbow, islamic, and feminist flags. Dozens, if not hundreds, of people in armbands will gleefully throw them into the pile, while a satisfied politician flanked by loyal activists look on from an elevated dais.

Something like this: https://goo.gl/images/nQCMM2

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They’ve already tried pulling subpoenas on several Pastor’s sermons. It didn’t fly though but they’re trying…

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The most ominous part of the story:

The listserv has more than 30,000 members and is devoted to policing “microaggressions” and “micro-corrections” within the company, according to its official internal description.

This is insane. It’s like Hitler Youth ratting out Mommy & Daddy, times 1000.

The left wants this for everyone. It’s complete mob rule, and this mob eats its own.

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AvatarK-Bob Rats are known to even eat their young.

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Before Obama transformed America (he succeeded although not to the extent he desired), I would have said you’re stretching it, but in today’s age and with millions of Americans supporting candidates like Beta, Harris,, and AOC, it is very imaginable that within the next 1-3 Presidential elections we’ll see a far left-wing “Utopian” government installing such policies at the federal level.

I can only hope that either Jesus comes soon afterwards, or that there ends up a East and West US with a new country in the middle.

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I’ve already drawn up a better map. Draw a circle centered roughly in Toronto, and then extend it out to include Chicago. Ignoring everything that’s Canada, dissolve all the state border lines. Everything inside becomes the People’s Enlightened Nation of Inclusive Socialism.

Then, draw a line down I-5. Somewhere around south of San Jose, cut horizontally to the Pacific. Everything north, we gift to Canada – since they’d all prefer to be Canadians anyway. Everything south, we gift to Mexico – since it’s already pretty much theirs anyway.

Everything that remains becomes the Constitutional States of America. I think the capitol would be nice in Houston, or Cheyenne perhaps.

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Better have some very tall borders with a moat, because you know they are not going to stay on their side once their utopian society ultimately fails.

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Well, they can come back if they want, but I don’t think they’ll like the Constitution (where tenets of capitalism will be enshrined) or the extremely limited federal government that basically serves only for defense of the nation.

I think the hardest hit will be all those agency workers that we fire once they’re dissolved.

The Sane Silence Dogood
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Just put a wall around it, mount computer controlled .50 caliber machine guns and rent time to sit at a screen with a joystick to control them. That should solve our national debt real quick no?

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Not sure I’m ready to give up that much coastline and ports, plus we’d be surrounded on all sides.

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Good points, however, it beats the alternatives. Plus:
1. We would easily out negotiate them for access, they will need to drive their electric cars though our lands after all.
2. We would easily out produce giving us more advantages
3. Surrounded by what and by whom? Metro men, men wanting to be women, and women wanting to be men, and everybody in between. I’ll take those odds.

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Yup, I do believe we are literally one election away from that if we got a far left president who controlled both the House and the Senate. At this point I feel like we are trying to plug holes in a damn that’s about to break. perilous times for the Republic.

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Hence the massive preppers meetings going on around the nation. People are preparing for the next civil war. When the news buffoons start talking about it too, you know they want it.

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And if it is this bad now, with Trump as President, can you imagine what it will be with a far left Democrat In power? As anti-Christian sentiment heats up, it is going to be more and more difficult to stand for God’s word.

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“See something, say something!”

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The democrat party is now the Donner party.

The Sane Silence Dogood
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They’ve already tried that as well. Remember the DARE program? Yeah, they were telling kids to go home and write down everything that mommy and daddy had in the fridge. Especially noticing alcohol. That got shot down real quick when a bunch of us parents went to the school and told them we’d sue.

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Since that’s what the Bible teaches, it won’t be long before all Christian videos are taken down because that pesky ol’ Bible makes someone squeamish at Google. Imagine if they get one that teaches we’re all sinners in need of being saved by grace through faith alone in Christ alone? The final straw would be hearing there’s only one Way, one Truth, one Life, and ONE Mediator between God and man, and that there is no other Name under heaven by which they can be saved from hell. If the guy in the cubicle next to the gay guy understands that means he’s just as much a sinner in need of a Saviour as the gay guy, that’s death to all Christian videos — even though it’s 100% Biblical.

Videos promoting other religions will be left up, because they won’t want to discriminate….

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More proof Silicon Valley believes they own us.

If they don’t own us, we are allowing them to own us!

Watchman
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when the gays gain rights, Christians lose them. It’s very zero sum.

This is the problem with the Marxist idea of “equality”. To make something equal you have to make something else unequal, which defeats the whole purpose.

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“I cannot see how this can be allowed when the specific idea of LGBT videos is to allow the creators to feel free to share their content and be comfortable that anti-LGBT advertisers would not be attached to their content,” the employee wrote.

Hahaha, Bill Maher just explained how that’s an act of total cowardice. Same thing the DNC wants to do with Fox News.

This is just like when they do the racism of lowered expectations to the blacks. Poor helpless little LGBT can’t handle anything but their own doctrine, so their straight white betters need to protect them anything outside it.

Snowflakes in snowglobes.

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“Hahaha, Bill Maher just explained how that’s an act of total cowardice.”

Liberals are Bully-Cowards who project unto those they oppose as being the Bullies and that they are victims of the Oppressive Bullying Conservatives. They get away with it too, those Lying Hypocrite Libs.

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The listserv has more than 30,000 members and is devoted to policing “microaggressions” and “micro-corrections”

How very Orwellian.

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Kinda reminds me of Roosevelts NRA , the horror stories about this group of beaurocrats who had near limitless power.

Texas Chris
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It’s weird, when my Christian music video is delayed for a Planned Parenthood ad nobody at Google gives a rat’s. Yet if the LGBTQWERTY+ mob is butthurt, we gotta stop everything and apply salve.

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Wow, thanks for posting this Scoop! I just started a new login so that i could comment on this. Michael Brown is one of the most solid Bible teachers out there. Being a Jewish believer in Jesus- he has had, hands down, the best debates on the validity of Jesus as the Messiah that I’ve ever seen on you tube. Against Rabbi’s, heretical priests, atheists etc…

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I wish Google would reciprocate and remove the ads I see and believe are inappropriate for Christians to see.

But of course I understand freedom and liberty and the power of a free market. So I put up with it and wash my mind afterwards.

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The inmates are running the asylum at Google. The good thing is if Nunes is successful with Twitter then the techies will have to think differently about censoring views they disagree with.

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sjmomsjmom Read an article today where the author claimed “algorithms are censoring, not people”. He didn’t mention that those algorithms are written by people. Their argument will be that software programs are doing the censoring and Twit is the “internet connection” for those programs.

(As a side note and irrelevant to the lawsuit, I do believe that algorithms are now writing algorithms. Even more danger, Will Robinson!)

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Having worked at Microsoft as a software test engineer, I can honestly tell you they are full of CRAP! Code ONLY does what you want it to. No more, no less.

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Google is an indoctrination machine, just like public schools and the democrat party. One of their presidential debates will be exclusively devoted to gay and trans issues I’ll only watch if Archie Bunker is the moderator.

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A gay debate? I’d love to see it, but I have an appointment to rearrange my sock drawer that day.

Texas Chris
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I’m scheduled for an unlicensed back hair braiding that day.

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@Texas Chris Too bad, but one must keep one’s priorities in order.

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I’d rather stab myself in the throat with a rusty screwdriver…

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Do something more productive instead, like changing the air in your tires.

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Good call Doc! Wouldn’t want to get messy blood all over muh clean floor now would I?

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As an aside, in real life the actor who played Archie Bunker, Carroll O’Connor, was an unabashed Liberal. So was the show’s creator, Norman Lear.

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That seems like the least objectionable, least judgemental Christian view of homosexuality possible. I wonder if the Google folks even really watched the video.

I wonder how easy it would be to find Youtube videos that show Muslim disapproval of homosexuality.

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One of these days, Christian teachings will have to go underground.

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Emoji “fish” online ?

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I think google is now spelled “STIFLE”. As Camille Paglia stated, the gaystapo has pushed Christians into the closets they themselves have vacated.

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Googlestapo… hey, that’s got a nice ring to it.

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It sure does!

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Except for a G-Mail account I try to stay away from Google and use BING. { As far as I know they haven’t shown a political or religious bias. } It might not be as good a search engine but they have great photos each day. And unlike google, they observe patriotic & religious holidays respectfully.

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LandscaperLandscaper I never had much luck with Bing, I use Duckduckgo and StartPage.

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Hey Doc, how ya trucking these days? Maybe Bing isn’t great for mobile devices? I’ve used Duckduckgo but never heard of StartPage. Thanks, will check them out.

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I’m keepin’ it between the lines when I’m not sitting in a dock. I don’t recall if I ever tried Bing on the phone.

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Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove thinking of you sitting in a dock wink Love your friendly ballbuster and I would send my husband the same thing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzLCzhYdxfo

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Hey, Ruthie! Say hi to my brother trucker.

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will do He’s enroute to 3M distribution in DeKalb

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DeKalb Illinois?

ruthiedoggiemom
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10-4

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I go through there quite frequently. Small world.

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I’ve been supplementing with DuckDuckGo. I haven’t winged myself completely off Google yet, there are still some things they do better (unfortunately).

Dr. Strangelove
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What do they do better? I find them all lacking.

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I noticed I get better search results and more variety with Google. Not that DuckDuckGo is bad, it just doesn’t seem on par with Google yet.

Dr. Strangelove
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Maybe I’ll try Google again when I can’t find something. They all seem to be slanted towards what I’m not looking for.

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Private email, never scanned. Small cost to pay.
https://www.reagan.com/login?ReturnUrl=%2fcustomer%2fdashboard%2f

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Keep speaking Biblical truths! Why, if they do not believe in the Bible or God, do they care about someone’s point of view? Because they know the truth and on Judgement Day they will have to tell the Almighty God that they denied Him and His teachings! Turn and repent, you still have time!

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They can’t completely silence their consciences. Unfortunately, they think Christians want to kill them, when all God wants is repentance and faith.

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It kind of reminds of The Handmaid’s Tale. I have no doubt there are Feminists who actually fear something like that happening.

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I worked with an otherwise-sensible woman who saw Handmaid as a cautionary tale. I didn’t even bother. If you’re seriously entertaining that belief you’re in a pretty deep hole.

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