In a statement released Wednesday, LifeSiteNews – one of the web’s most respected sources for Christian-based news from around the world – said that Apple News had barred them from participating in their aggregator app due to content that “didn’t comply with our guidelines.” Without getting into specifics, Apple informed the site that the channel’s “content shows intolerance towards a specific group.” Hmm, wonder what that group could possibly be?
In truth, the answer is obvious: LifeSiteNews is one of those sites that does not buy into the LGBT agenda. Their opinion writers still have the archaic (read: anything older than three years ago) idea that marriage should be between a man and a woman. They still think that if you’re born with the XX chromosome, you’re a girl. They don’t happen to believe that men masquerading as women should be competing against actual women in sports. For this bigotry (and probably because of their pro-life views as well), they’ve been banned from the Apple platform.
“We don’t yet know the reason for Apple’s decision to delete our channel,” said LifeSiteNews Editor-in-Chief John-Henry Westen. “However, at a time when there is growing evidence that tech juggernauts are engaging in concerted censorship against even mainstream conservative viewpoints, Apple’s decision – made unilaterally, and without opportunity to appeal – is frightening.
“It goes without saying that LifeSite would never promote intolerance or hatred against any group,” Westen continued. “However, in our current divisive political climate, even mild expressions of common conservative viewpoints are often written off as de facto hatred and intolerance. We certainly hope that this is not what Apple is doing. However, we urge our readers to contact Apple, and to respectfully demand that they reinstate LifeSite’s channel.”
Conservative views are already considered “dangerous” and “hateful” by Silicon Valley, but when you combine them with explicitly-Christian views, they are completely intolerable. The left has made it their mission for years to demonize, destroy, and ultimately eliminate the last vestiges of Christian thought in America, and they aren’t about to start giving in now. Christian values stand against everything the left is about: moral relativism, identity politics, and ceaseless self-victimization. Most importantly, they stand in the way of the left’s only true God: That false idol known as The Government.
We wish LifeSiteNews luck in getting back on the Apple News app, but we’re not counting on it.