Twitter censored an inspirational post by former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, who encouraged Christians to persevere and hold onto their faith during times of personal tribulation.
On his personal Twitter account, the former Heisman Trophy winner tweeted on July 27:
“This could be your time. That breakthrough could be tomorrow, or it could be next year. But, you have the opportunity to turn however you’re being tested into a testimony. So many heroes were wounded deeply before they were used greatly!”
This could be your time. That breakthrough could be tomorrow, or it could be next year. But, you have the opportunity to turn however you're being tested into a testimony. So many heroes were wounded deeply before they were used greatly! pic.twitter.com/ldTu5acIDO
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) July 27, 2020
Tebow also included a two-minute video message in the same post, but it was initially flagged with a warning by Twitter’s censors:
“The following media includes potentially sensitive content.”
The Western Journal obtained a screenshot of the warning and reached out to Twitter for comment about why the video post was flagged, but did not immediately receive a response.
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The video is clearly inspirational for people of the Christian faith, and does not contain anything contrary to its tenets. Tebow, who appears to have completed a physical workout, speaks very respectfully, and like a coach encouraging a player to not give up.
The video’s message is not controversial and is geared solely for a Christian audience and not atheists or Satanists, who presumably might be offended.
Here is the complete text of what Tebow said in his video, which triggered the Twitter police:
“Bible believers, when we look at the Bible, and we see a lot of the heroes, a lot of times they truly were wounded deeply before they were ever used greatly.
“So maybe you’re going through a time in your life where you feel like you’ve just been wounded greatly.
“It hasn’t been your year, hasn’t been your day — you just don’t feel like this is your time, but this could be your time for learning. This could be your time for growing. This could be your time for adapting.
“This could be the time that is a test for you, but tomorrow it gets to turn into a testimony because you never know what God is doing with your life.
“You never know what he is preparing you for.
“So many times in the Bible, when we look at the heroes, there were times in their life where if they stopped, if they quit, if they said, ‘No, God, I’ve had enough,’ then they would have missed out on the most impactful, most influential times of their life.
“Maybe that is the next step for you. Maybe that is tomorrow. Maybe that is next week, maybe that is next year, but when we quit, we will never know what we missed out on.
“We will never know what’s in store for us because maybe that breakthrough is coming tomorrow. Maybe it’s next year. Maybe you have a little bit more time going through a hard time in your life.
“But I can tell you this: We get to trust an unknown future to a known God, because we know how much He loves us.
“We know what He did for us in sending his Son. He gave his best for us, He gave his best for us, and when we remember that, then we can have trust in the character of our God, because we know how much He loves us.
“That’s how we get through the tough times.
“Because we know — we don’t think — we know how much God loves us and how much He loves you, right where you’re at, whatever you’re doing, whatever you’re going through, He loves you.
“You were enough for his Son to die on the cross, that’s how much you’re loved. Hold onto that in your time of need.”
The Blaze reached out to Twitter for verification of the content warning and clarification as to why it was placed and then subsequently removed.
A Twitter spokesperson told The Blaze: “The Tweet … was flagged as potentially sensitive media in error. It has been corrected.”
Twitter has a reputation for exhibiting extreme bias and rampant censorship of conservative voices.
So odd to see various accounts suspended for relatively minor offenses when anti-Semitic bilge like this continues to exist on this website. https://t.co/TF6IXeyD1p
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 7, 2019
Twitter allows Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on its platform despite his long history of anti-Semitism, as well as many other controversial figures and groups, including those who post pornography or promote pedophilia.
James Gunn, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, allegedly posted links to pornography and made disturbing statements about rape, little boys and eating babies. He deleted his account after getting fired for posting these offensive tweets.
Chrissy Teigen also allegedly posted shocking comments about pedophilia, but she recently deleted them and thousands more, in addition to locking her account when people criticized her for the inappropriate posts.
While Twitter allowed Gunn and Teigen’s posts to remain visible for years, it often bans some posts, including President Trump’s, within minutes or a day if they are generated by those on the right side of the aisle.
Earlier this week, Twitter and other social media platforms removed a video of doctors talking about Covid-19.
"NOBODY NEEDS TO GET SICK, THIS VIRUS HAS A CURE"
Dr. Stella Immanuel explains how HCQ not only works as a cure but can also be used to PREVENT COVID infection in the first place! #whitecoatsummit
— Essential Fleccas 🇺🇸 (@fleccas) July 27, 2020
A few days ago, Twitter announced its removal of QAnon accounts, which it labels as a far-right group that spreads conspiracy theories. It also removed thousands of followers and affiliates of various QAnon accounts. QAnon supporters claim they are not a far-right group, but a movement that seeks the truth and contains people of various political affiliations.
However, for the past few years, Twitter has allowed Democrats, the media, and blue-check-marked “journalists”, free rein to promote the “Russia collusion” hoax against Trump, which turned out to be a huge conspiracy theory and disinformation campaign.
Congress and the U.S. Department of Justice conducted multiple investigations into the left’s manufactured “Russia collusion” myth, including a 22-month special counsel investigation, and found zero evidence.
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