A Focus on Censorship

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Elon Musk Liberates Twitter

Elon Musk Liberates Twitter; Should We Care?

By Timothy Zebell | May 4, 2022

America’s war over free speech escalated to new heights last week. It began with Elon Musk’s successful bid to purchase Twitter for roughly $44 billion dollars, and it climaxed with an admission that the Department of Homeland Security has created a “Disinformation Governance Board” to combat misinformation ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. These steps will certainly…

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Alienated from the Country We Love

Alienated from the Country We Love

By Timothy Zebell | January 14, 2021

“Trump Impeached Again” is blared across the Washington Post in massive block letters. … Once more, our nation finds itself in uncharted territory. This snap impeachment was so rushed that there is not even sufficient time for the Senate to conduct a trial, begging the question of whether a president can complete the impeachment process after he has already left office. … What has become of our country? Far too many Americans look around themselves and simply fail to recognize…

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How Are We Being Censored by Social Media

How Are We Being Censored by Social Media?

By Timothy Zebell | July 29, 2020

Yet another viral video of doctors challenging the status quo regarding COVID-19 has been censored. … Congress may be prohibited from limiting our freedom of speech, but the digital platforms necessary for communicating in the 21st Century certainly can. Several court cases have determined that…

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When Big Tech Causes the Truth to Stumble

When Big Tech Causes the Truth to Stumble

By Timothy Zebell | May 13, 2020

God’s grievance against the nation in Isaiah 59 was their rejection of truth. A culture of lies had been fostered, resulting in oppression and injustice. Truth had stumbled in the public squares, preventing righteousness from entering and provoking God to judge the nation. What does it look like when truth stumbles in a nation’s public squares?

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How a Stripper Pole Halftime Super Bowl Show Can Give Us Hope

How a Stripper-Pole Halftime Super Bowl Show Can Give Us Hope

By Timothy Zebell | February 5, 2020

“The #Superbowl is the only time of the year when it is socially acceptable to watch half-naked women with your family.” This was the reaction of a 16-year old boy after watching the Super Bowl LIV halftime show…. More shocking to some was Jennifer Lopez who made her entrance clutching a stripper pole, performing her risqué dance routines in front of her 11-year-old daughter. At one point, she even mimicked the crucified Christ atop her stripper pole as throngs of dancers bowed before her…

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How to Use Amazon's Censorship Headlines to Share the Gospel

How to Use Amazon’s Censorship Headlines to Talk about the Gospel

By Timothy Zebell | July 11, 2019

Big Tech censorship has advanced yet another step forward in its war on contrarian thinking. LifeSite News reports, “Amazon has removed the books of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, the psychologist whom critics have dubbed ‘the father of conversion therapy.’ In other words, for claiming that change is possible for those who experience unwanted same-sex attraction, Dr.…

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Big Tech's War on Truth

Big Tech’s War on Truth

By Timothy Zebell | June 19, 2019

Internationally, social networks have readily censored verified journalists who have challenged their respective country’s political authorities, but now these social networks are censoring journalists and influential personalities in the United States based upon differences in political and social ideology. On June 12, 2019…

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What Is Our Endgame

What’s Our Endgame?

By Timothy Zebell | May 1, 2019

On television, Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell and in theaters, the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame made this weekend arguably the biggest pop culture weekend in modern history. But even the most popular…

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Will Pro-Life Christians Seize the Moment

Will Pro-Life Christians Seize the Moment?

By Timothy Zebell | April 3, 2019

God’s people have been notably absent in our national debate over abortion these past few years which have included the #ShoutYourAbortion movement, near panic that the new Supreme Court appointments will result in the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the New York legislature’s standing ovation celebrating radical expansions to state abortion laws, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s post-birth abortion comments, and the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass a bill requiring health care providers offer medical care to babies born alive after a failed abortion….

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