AOL Discriminates Against Christians and Conservatives
Dr. Michael L. Ford 10 November 2005
I have a friend, a former Special Forces officer and retired Episcopalian priest, who operates an information service on the Internet. About the time for Halloween he disappeared off the net and did not respond to personal e-mails. Were he to take a holiday, I was sure he would have informed us of his plans. I was concerned because many of our age are experiencing health problems and he is particularly a candidate for problems related to military service. When he finally returned to the Internet he explained that AOL had shut him down citing a complaint supposedly received from some unnamed person. Since he, like me, is a person who provides his services only to subscribers, no one truly has a reason to complain at any time. My understanding of the situation at the time of this writing is that his problems with AOL are not fully settled. Since then I have heard from another Christian fellow who operates an information service with a conservative readership. AOL summarily shut him down without explanation. It took him a great deal of digging through the corporate maze to get an explanation from them. Again they said there had been complaints about his activities on the Internet. When he pinned them down it turned out the plural complaints were really from just one person. On that basis they chose to disrupt the service he provides to a great many voluntary subscribers. Since USA.net shut me down without so much as a single warning destroying my address book a few years ago, I have become very sensitive to Internet discrimination against Christian conservatives. I am always having problems with communications between myself and America On Line (AOL) subscribers. And, messages from AOL users often arrive with lots of excess symbols garbaging the text sent to non AOL addresses. This is done intentionally with an eye to dominating Internet communications. AOLís owners Time/Warner and AOL carry a lot of pornographic and homosexual related material in its various enterprises. It appears they have made a decision to support perversion and discriminate even persecute those who stand for the Spirit of a sound mind. What will they do next after attacking these people?
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