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Beth Moore: Social Media is 'Sick' and 'Deadly'

  • Amanda Casanova
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2018 Jul 03
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Author and speaker Beth Moore said this week that social media is “sick” and “deadly” and is a “laboratory,” creating “freaks” and “abusers.”

"Sometimes we're too close to something to see how messed up it is," she said in the first tweet of a Twitter thread. "Last week I was off socials for several days at an event. When I opened them back up, I saw how sick they were. Beyond sick. Dangerous. If we don't stop, potentially deadly."

She says it’s time for a “backlash of civility.”

"I like dialogue & discussion from varying sides. I enjoy some debate. I'm moved & confronted by strong & prophetic words," she wrote in a second tweet. "I like being made to think even when I don't agree. I'm not looking for Mister Rogers [N]eighborhood on Twitter nor [Instagram]'s picturesque. But it's breeding abusers.

“It's producing freaks. Worse yet the worst claim to be Christians," she said. "Time for actual Jesus-follows (don't buy that the nonstop verbally abusive are Christians) to revolt with a clear demarcation of civility."

Moore's comments come a week after former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, posted a picture on Twitter that intended to make fun of Democrat and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

The picture showed a group of MS-13 gang members throwing gang signs. Huckabee wrote in the tweet: "Nancy Pelosi introduces her campaign committee for the take back of the House."

In response Iowa evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats said: "Where did my friend and pastor @GovMikeHuckabee go? I want him back. I'll assume someone hijacked his twitter account. He's way better than this!"

Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative Christian filmmaker who was recently pardoned by President Donald Trump from a campaign finance conviction, has also faced criticism for his tweets.

In February, D'Souza retweeted a photo of the teenagers in the Parkland, Florida school shooting reacting to Florida lawmakers voting down an assault weapons ban and stated: "Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs."

 

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Beth Moore

Publication date: July 3, 2018



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