Yeah, Facebook issues are complicated. On one hand, Facebook is an incredible tool for communication. Advocates and activists like me can use it to directly connect to people in ways that never used to be possible. It’s profoundly powerful.

I’ve had articles about LGBTQ issues go viral on Facebook and find more readers than would otherwise ever be possible.

On the other hand, Facebook has bought into the pernicious notion that religious faith must be relatively free from criticism. They allow religious people to say pretty much anything so long as they’re quoting from religious texts or explaining religious texts.

But they don’t allow full criticism of religious ideas the way they allow full criticism of other ideas.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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