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On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

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"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

Facebook bans gay web magazine for criticizing Islam

Fascists: A homosexual web magazine has been banned by Facebook for publishing criticisms of Islam.

The social media platform has again been censoring pages that criticise Islam. Facebook banned the page of gay magazine Gaystream after the publication wrote an article attacking people for defending the attitudes of the religion towards homosexuals. Journalist and editor-in-chief of Gaystream, David Berger, claimed that the site had blocked the magazine’s page because of an article that sharply criticised Green party activists who “played down the causes of the attack,” Junge Freiheit writes.

Mr. Berger claims that not only was the Facebook page deactivated, but his personal account was also shut down for 30 days after he posted an article he had written called: “Cologne professional Homos scale new stage of Islam-masochism.” In the article, he heavily criticised the Cologne Gay Museum director Dr. Brigit Bosold who told German media she was more afraid of straight white men than Islamic radicals and migrants.

It is entirely within Facebook’s legal right to issue such bans, as the company is a private entity and the first amendment does not apply to them. Nonetheless, this story, as well as other examples where Facebook banned people merely for expressing conservative ideas, is another example of why I am not on Facebook. Why give them power to restrict my freedom?

The story also illustrates again the intolerant and oppressive face of the left. They always claim they want a “national conversation” about the important issues of the day, but as soon as someone takes them up on that claim but says something they disagree with, their first response is to try to silence that speech.


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  • Cotour

    I have not a problem with people coming to America either by choice or by necessity, but you come here to in time become American, live as an American, think like an American. Obama’s and the Democrat /leftists goal to pack the country with dependent and reliable Democrat voters consistently and determinedly marches on.



  • Cotour

    Q: Were they also banned from Facebook if / when this Gay organization criticized Catholics for opposing being gay? I have to assume that this has had to have happened at some point in the past or it will happen in the future.

    The pending general solution to these arbitrary abuses of power?

  • PeterF

    But will Facebook ban Islamists for criticizing homosexuality?

    We are told by the media that the democrat party is monolithic. In reality it is a conglomeration of disparate interests cooperating in order to achieve political power. It is more like a rubble pile. The Orlando massacre perpetrated by an Islamic terrorist (not an “alleged” perpetrator) seems to be shaking it in such a way that cracks are beginning to appear.

    I know a lot of democrats. Not all of them are brain dead. They know that this atrocity was committed by a murderous devout muslim. (Most catholics who go to church three or four times a week fall into the category of “elderly widows”).

  • Cotour

    The left literally hate’s your standard everyday religion like Christianity / the Catholic religion, it is repellent to them. It is seen as the driver of most of the worlds troubles and as a matter of fact the true believers are at the minimum atheists and at the max who knows what. There is supporting historical evidence for this Christian = bad belief on some business / social manipulation levels for sure. Most all religion is primarily about social control and manipulation from my point of view.

    Keep in mind that the Constitution was written by white men who brilliantly identified a “creator” and not a religion in their apex document of freedom because they understood the implications, and were probably to a man all Christian’s at some level. This is entirely unacceptable to the current power structure / Marxist administration.

    Marx: “The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of religion is, therefore, in embryo, the criticism of that vale of tears of which religion is the halo.”

    Christianity related to spirituality being different than Christianity that drives political agenda. Islam I assume is so counter to the Constitution that it must be embraced and held as “best” for the Marxist? Anything but Christianity is the religion of the left.

  • Maurice

    Suggest everyone here bones up on their mark steyn soon. He’s very clearly laid out a future of a nation divided without God

  • Cotour

    What about a “creator” instead of a God”?

    The creator designation is a neutral work around for the acceptance of all religions, or no religion. The one chink in the armor? Islam and the Koran!

    This one work around to the work around must in the end be hammered out in some manner or political correctness in its regard will literally blow up in our faces.

  • Cotour

    Criticize Islam?

    How about the truth, “Bob Ross” style?

  • Edward

    That Bob Ross paints a *mean* Mohamed. Good for him and his style.

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