HubPages Editors Selective Censorship...

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HubPages Selective Censorship…

Sunday, after church, I opened my lap-top to find that the HubPages editors have punished me for writing on topics that they deemed not friendly to homosexuals and the Muslim Brotherhood – how typical. The offending Hubs were titled: God's Perfection Has No Need To Evolve and the other dealt with the Obama Administration's decision to give the Muslim Brotherhood our tanks and F-16 fighter airplanes… by the way, I did not fashion the latter blog out of whole cloth… you may do due diligence to prove me a liar.

Below is the E-mail the HubPages editors sent me:

“We wanted to let you know that the following Hubs fell below HubPages' quality standards and will not be Featured. Your Hubs will remain published, but will not be showcased on Topic Pages or Related Hubs listings. They will also not be made available to search engines. We want your work to be successful (and hope you do too!) so we strongly recommend dusting those Hubs off and making a few improvements so that they meet our quality guidelines.”

The thing is that the editors flagged two of my Hubs that were literally written months ago and I do not know if they have new management and that these Hubs in particular were interfering with their fund raising, but to flag them months after they were written is rather curious. Now, I have always suspected that sooner or later that I will no longer write for this forum because of their subtle and not too subtle attempts to stifle content not in line with the progressive wing of the Democratic Party – so here goes: I say to the Editors of the HubPages, nothing you can do will change my position on gay marriage or my support for Israel. I am certain that there are many Hubs written in support of the Muslim Brotherhood and Gay Marriage, I wonder if these Hubs were chosen not to be featured too after gaining that noted status? This is where we are in America whereby if you do not like someone’s position on an issue, you shout them down in our halls of academia; if you do not like their position on governing, you audit them, ala the current IRS' debacle; and if you support Traditional Marriage and respect the alliance we have had with Israel … then you are nibbled to death by the editors of HubPages to change your positions on those respective issues.

I have been writing here for over two years and I can honestly say that I have not made two hundred dollars - so obviously I do not write for the mammon. And even if I were making a mint writing for this forum, I would not change – for indeed if I were willing to die for this country when I served in the Army, I am much more willing to do so for my Traditional Christian beliefs and no matter that the President, popular movie/pop stars, athletes, and other renown, noted denizens emote their support for gay marriage, I will never change because I know my Bible. I am one of those Christians who believes that in America that persecution is coming and that for all intents and purposes… it is here already, but I pray to Jesus that I have the courage of my conviction in Him and that I am ready to pay the ultimate price. What does Jesus say in the scripture: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell (Matthew 10:28).” Incidentally, this is the same God/Jesus that deemed homosexuality an abomination (Leviticus 18:22)!

Now, to those I have touched with my writings… know that it was not me,but Christ Jesus who is the author and the finisher; and even those who violently disagreed with my take on certain positions, know that I have always been true to my beliefs because even when I was being biased, I let you know that I was being so. If this is my last Hub, I will know it momentarily especially if this Hub is not allowed to see the light of day - who would have thunk it that the fascists are now found in the so called ‘progressive’ ranks. I have included the hyperlinks to the two Hubs that the editors of HubPages found to be offensive.

http://verilyprime.hubpages.com/hub/Gods-Perfection-Has-No-Need-To-Evolve

http://verilyprime.hubpages.com/hub/President-Obama-Is-About-To-Give-Almost-Two-Dozens-F-16s-To-Egypts-Muslim-Brotherhood

-Verily Prime

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maxoxam41 3 years ago from USA

Interesting 2 of my hubs one on Syria and the other on capitalism had the same comment. It definitely is censorship. Had they have google exposure I would understand such a fuss but at their level, it's a bit childish. Furthermore where is the freedom of speech. Gagged, once again.

Eveything is fine when it comes to subjects like cooking, travelling, best book... but as soon as it goes against their conservative views you will be labelled as the terrorist of the community with their political correct demands such as improving the quality of your text.


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

I have had several hubs unpublished and they are on the other end of the spectrum--protecting children against child violence and the other was asking question about HP from other hubbers in the Q and A section and I just put them all together. 2 hubbers got into a heated debate and it got unpublished and the reason was Hate Speech. I do hope they leave this hub up. Copy and Paste the whole thing including the comments right now before they do.


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

Look, I cannot tell you how many times they have tried to censor issues they do not like, and as you said, where is the free speech... if I do not support gay mariage I am a bigot - my grandma who raised me taught me that it was immoral for me to sleep with another man's wife or not to steal, or covet, or bear false witnes - I supposed that all those proscribed behaviors are hate speech too?


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maxoxam41 3 years ago from USA

But where is the point of chastizing someone's hub on the quality? It is a pretext. It's just that he doesn't fit to their views.

What does mean protecting children against child violence? Is there a child wasting his time reading an adult ordinary platform? It's not as if we were branded violent? It may have attracted few renegades.

But honestly, even my feuds remained respectful, I think.


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

Yes, it is and many on here have a different take on those issues - but this is supposed to be the forum to do so..


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

It was about The Newtown murders and the Columbine murders and all that children are learning from their parents and society and how to raise children not to have these tendencies. It's OK I posted it on another site.


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

Thanks - why would they object to a topic that spoke on the murders of children and how to raise them right


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

Well I got three different answers from them. One was that their advertisers would like that type of subject matter, 2. that is was child violence and 3 that the 2 words child and violence were used in the same article. None of the article had any of that in it. Your guess is as good as mine.


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

Wouldn't like


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

OK...


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shofarcall 3 years ago

Hello dear Verily,

I too am waiting on the Lord as to whether I pull out of Hub Pages or not, because I got exactly the same message as you did today - yesterday - concerning my hub: "An Epistle to Fellow Believers."

I was told very explicitly that hubs that were not of a certain length, (quality????) - (I would like to add here that some of my shortest hubs have been the most read ones.) - sometimes a word from the Lord only takes a little page space but is packed with a mighty "punch." - and "well researched" information would score a low mark etc etc.

I was also told that I would be penalised if much scripture was used and that journal writing was not acceptable as it may be of interest to self, but would probably not be to others!

I found the note to be very offensive. And like your note I was literally told to "fatten" up my hub!

I cannot fatten up something which comes from the Holy Spirit.

They also unfeatured some of my older hubs as well. This is true censorship going on here.

God Bless. I am sharing this, and think it would be very helpful if other commentators do the same. Useful. PS We are not the first ones to decide to leave today either. Maybe that is the plan?????


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Lady Guinevere 3 years ago from West Virginia

Yes I had a few hubs unpublished and the reason was because they were purely personal. ????


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

My sister in Christ - you put me to sweet shame because I write on other topics - but make no mistake... the most important writing we do here is writing about Christ Jesus!


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maxoxam41 3 years ago from USA

As I see it transparency is not their forte.

I guess they have a double standard. Few months ago I wanted to illustrate one of my articles with pictures of dead children because it was the reality representing the daily lives of Palestinians. They censored it, not after a good fight. And, few months later, as the hub of the day was a photo of a man with his 5/6 years old son carrying a machine gun. I couldn't but point a finger at them as for their hypocrisy and double standard.


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teacherjoe52 3 years ago

Hello brothers and sisters.

I too have experianced this on hubpages and write a lot now on faithwriters.

I too am considering leaving this site.

There is an old saying:"If you do not like want I have to offer I will take my wares where they are appreciated."

I have seen how many people have left this site recently and believe this site is dying a slow death.

They only want politically correct material and deserve to go the way of the dinosaur.

God bless you all with other opportunities to share your wisdom where it is appreciated.


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

Now, you and I probably disagree on the Israeli Palestinian Issue - but that is what an opened forum is... a forum for a plurality of opinions... we are still in America, right? It is why if some vehemently disagrees with me on a given subject - I will not deny his or her say!


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maxoxam41 3 years ago from USA

I mostly disagree with the people on the platform, but it is challenging.


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

Indeed!


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shofarcall 3 years ago

teacherjoe, please can you give us the website address where we can join faithwriters or should we just google it? I am not such a computer fundi!!!


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

Thanks for the Website.


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

What cowards you Hub Editors are... engaging in what is tantamount to an adhesion contract... towing the line about the rich, while you rip off those who perform indentured servitude via prose to line your pockets!


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anoocre8ion 3 years ago from Texas

I had a couple of hubs that were censored lately. One was because it was too short, the other because it was too personal. The bottom line is that I love my Lord Jesus and what I post must bring him glory and honor.


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Verily Prime 3 years ago from New York Author

Hi Sister - nothing we do again is as important as spreading the Word of God.

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