[2/23/17] A Christian mother from Ohio claims Facebook has suspended her account because she expressed her religious beliefs on the social media platform.
She said the comment that allegedly sparked her suspension on Facebook was posted over half a year ago and was in response to another user who mocked Christians for condemning homosexuality but eating shellfish and pork.
The user post was deleted on February 9, while Johnston’s “The Activist Mommy” page on Facebook, which has more than 76,000 followers, was temporarily suspended. The mother was notified by the social media platform that her comments on homosexuality were a breach of the Facebook Community standards.
“I responded with just scriptural commentary and that is considered ‘hate speech’ by Facebook,” Johnston explained. “It was just very intellectual and it was just a commentary on what the Bible says. There was no name calling or anything like that,” Johnston said.