Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Instagram bans I Timothy 2:12

Ministry Posts 'Only Men May be Pastors,' Instagram Deletes It as 'Hate Speech'

Founders Ministries posted a screenshot of an article titled "Only Men May be Pastors" to their Instagram account, only to have Instagram delete the image Sunday as "hate speech" after reviewing it, threatening to disable the ministry's account if it happened again.
Hannah Ascol, who handles social media for Founders, described the incident to the Christian Daily Reporter Monday:
"We posted an article from one of our Founders board members Tom Hicks titled 'Only Men May Be Pastors' on November 7th. The post had gotten great engagement (our second best post engagement for this year) on our Instagram account. There was good discussion and agreement in the comments. Then Sunday evening, November 11, I got the notice that the post had been reported by a viewer, reviewed by Instagram and then deleted. The reason given was that the post 'doesn't follow our Community Guidelines on hate speech.' Included was a warning that if we violated the guidelines again then our account could be restricted or disabled."
She went on to confirm that the censored image was just a screenshot of the article title and photo (similar to how they post other new articles to their Instagram account), with the article's first sentence as the caption, reading "In spite of the fact that it seems more and more fashionable in our day to say that women may be pastors, the Bible is clear that pastoral leadership is restricted to men."
To Instagram, this standard complementarian position qualifies as hate speech.
Tom Ascol, Executive Director of Founders Ministries, took to Twitter Sunday night, saying "Big Brother can’t tolerate biblical truth in the marketplace of ideas," adding "Simply asserting what the Bible says is 'hate speech.' At some point everyone will be made to care."https://www.christiandailyreporter.com/instagram-hate-speech.html


I would guess that a significant portion of regular TWW commenters would absolutely agree - sadly.

Monday, November 12, 2018


"In my experience, the more egalitarian a person says he is, the more superior he wishes to be, or assumes he already is. Egalitarian sentiment is, and generally has been, a license for hypocrisy, double standards and exerting power over others. "  David Thompson


It holds true in a marriage; there may be some ongoing give and take but in each duet - there's someone who has the greater will to rule.  And they will not share it if they think it counts.


Sad fact of life:  Someone will always have the "whip hand."  If you question that; you obviously do not have the "whip hand."

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

DEB STEPS BACK - UPDATE: Where's the vaunted "open and transparent"

APPARENTLY, it's been coming for awhile.  One is always curious - Dee says it's not a health issue
 [ which almost guarantees it's a family issue ]. 

I've always perceived Dee to be the driving force; the Don Quixote of discernment blogs.  Deb seemed to be more along for the ride.

10 years of negative posts will do something to your psyche - and possibly your family and church.

UPDATE;  TWW has always called upon churches/leaders to be OPEN AND TRANSPARENT.

Of course you'll not find it in the case of Deb stepping/down.

Ain't no openness nor transparency in the future.  TWW, like everybody else in the world, would like to keep some things to themselves.

DO NOT expect an open discussion of Deb and her situation.  They would like you to respect her privacy despite spending the last 10 years insisting that others did not deserve privacy.

Discernment blogs; only discerning others, never themselves.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Women pastors


The growth of women in the pastorate seems to have settled.

What you can't find is women planting/building churches.  

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Wartburgwatch and other discernment blogs


Q. What is the aim of the ninth commandment?
A. That I
never give false testimony against anyone,
twist no one’s words,
not gossip or slander,
nor join in condemning anyone
rashly or without a hearing.1
Rather, in court and everywhere else,
I should avoid lying and deceit of every kind;
these are the very devices the devil uses,
and they would call down on me God’s intense wrath.2

Saturday, October 6, 2018

666 the Mark of the Beast

In the Book of Revelation, there is found the famous number - 666; and it is said without this number on your person, you will be restricted from economic activity.  To receive this number you must bow to the beast.

Growing up, I believed it but we could never really see how this might play out.  Now we know.


It is easy to see that in the future all commerce might be dependent upon a chip imbedded underneath your skin.  Without this chip, you could neither buy goods or services.

Yep, it's all coming into focus

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Wartburgwatch despises Challies

Of course they despise Tim.


Challies doesn't reference them directly or even indirectly - but it fits their M.O.