When an algorithm deletes a Sunday sermon live-streamed by our own Rev. Mark Sandlin and temporarily suspends his ability to live-stream based on the content of his sermon it’s time to fix the algorithm.
Let’s face it, if that happened to any church belonging to the modern Christian Right it would be national news. We’re talking about Mark’s regular Sunday sermon that he steams to his church every week. He streams it here too. He's been suspended from doing so for a period of time unknown to him or us.
He’s not even sure what words triggered the algorithm but some of the words he used were the same words US Generals used to describe the situation on Jan 6th. All he’s ever told is to read the community standards which he’s read a hundred times of course over the length of his social media career. Mark has been nothing short of a social media pioneer by any measure of the words.
Sermon taken down and ability to live-stream suspended. Most level heads would agree that’s not OK. We’d like to get it fixed but we can’t ever find anyone to complain to. Similar things have happened to us frequently over the last decade because we highlight oppression and we use authentic words to describe it.
Don't get us wrong. We love social media. It has enabled us to get out the message of The Christian Left (getting back to the teachings of Jesus) on a scale that would not have been possible a short time ago. After being an early and consistent user almost from its beginning we need social media to be a tad more responsive to helping us fix this dilemma.
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Charles Toy is the founding member of The Christian Left. We're sure you will enjoy his passion as well as his wit. Guest bloggers featured often.