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MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 27, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — Friday night, the “Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted (VMSA)” page was removed by Facebook. A campaign launched by Cary Bogue, CEO of Project Wildfire (www.facebook.com/wildfireexposePP) and owner of the Facebook Page “Catholics & Protestants United Against Christian Discrimination”, (www.facebook.com/Christians.Against.discrimination ) to push Facebook to follow their Community Standards (m.facebook.com/communitystandards) proved successful.
Bogue points out, “This is not a First Amendment issue but rather an issue of FB’s own standards regarding Hate Speech. According to Facebook standards, ‘we do not permit individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.’
This isn’t Bogue’s first battle with VMSA and its 12,000 followers, whom he refers to as the biggest anti-Christian Page on Facebook. Last July, he waged a successful battle to have the page removed after 20,000 signatures and a Twitter campaign, only to have upper level management re-instate the page.
The cover of the now-removed page depicted an aborted Baby Jesus with a crown of thorns and blood running from his side, as the Virgin Mary holds him while smoking a Marijuana Cigar. The profile picture showed a pregnant Virgin Mary speaking an expletive.
“If this is not the exact definition of hate speech directed at a religion, I am not sure what is?” Bogue added. “We all know Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is an avowed atheist, Pro-Abortion, and a strong advocate for the LGBT; but that does not excuse him from continuing to allow this page to remain. I challenge him or anyone at Facebook to explain to the Christians across America how that wasn’t hate speech directed against Christianity.”
Bogue, who has received many threats, says he is unafraid.
Shortly after Bogue began his latest campaign, a female admin of VMSA threatened retaliation. Bogue filed a complaint with the Milwaukee Sheriff’s department the following day after his wife was followed by a woman on the highway who weaved in and out of traffic snapping pictures of her car, which had a pro-life bumper sticker on it. “When I mentioned this on a post, she denied it, but also pointed out that she was 1,411 miles away, a pretty exact number for someone who isn’t interested in where I live.” said Bogue.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom