Conservative groups and individuals are noticing that the reach on their Facebook pages has dropped dramatically in the last couple months – and some are saying it’s not by accident.
Twice in one week last month, Pastor Rich Penkoski had videos from his “Warriors for Christ” Facebook page removed from public view within seconds of him posting them.
“However, if you go into the video section, [which I can do] as the administrator of the page, I can see the videos – and it still shows as if it’s running live,” he explains – “but the public cannot see it,” he adds.
The result? His thriving online ministry has been silenced. “We were getting thousands and thousands of views per post. Now we’re lucky on some posts if we get 50. And we have 12,500 followers on this new page,” he shares. (See earlier stories involving Pastor Penkoski)
This may be one of the most controversial posts that I write this year. It won’t add any friends to my address book. After much thought, and several questions about this situation, I feel compelled to address a serious problem even though I write this with some angst and sadness.
I try to use these weekly emails to provide some commentary, but it is usually surrounding research, polling, or objective events. What I am offering today is my own “two-cents” involving friends.
Last week, I was very disappointed and troubled to read a respected and influential publication that is widely circulated in statehouse political circles. The cover story of Indiana Legislative Insight was about the escalating war within the Indiana pro-life movement. Read More →
Our culture is very bad for boys. It’s bad for girls, too. It’s bad for everyone. But I think we fail to recognize and appreciate the unique struggles that boys face. Partly we fail to recognize it because we are too busy worrying about the Patriarchy’s persecution of women. Partly we fail to recognize it because, collectively, we just don’t care that much about boys. Partly we fail to recognize it because men are not as likely to talk about their own plight. And partly a man will not talk about it because everyone, even his fellow men, will only laugh at him and downplay the problem. […]
1) Our culture preys relentlessly on a boy’s weaknesses.
2) There is a catastrophic lack of male role models.
3) The eduction system is designed for girls.
4) Masculinity is denigrated.