A few weeks ago I posted my "one and only" statement regarding the upcoming election. I don't consider Facebook (or any other social media outlet) the best location for the sharing of serious issues. However I felt compelled to share the video I had discovered. I knew that I was inviting criticism but I didn't care. The message was too important. Besides, I know "Blessed are the those who are persecuted because of righteousness" so bring it on! What I didn't expect (but should have realized sooner) is that I would be censored by Facebook for the subject of the content I shared. I cannot prove it the fact, but I am convinced that Facebook has limited the amount of people who actually saw what I wrote. Yes. That happens. There are complicated algorithms which decide who sees what content (and not just on Facebook.) Sometimes those "decisions" are influenced by the agenda that the media agency wishes to promote. Don't kid yourself. Whatever you see or read in the media has a purpose of influencing your thoughts and eventually your behavior. You must decide to whose voice you will listen.
"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
So here it is again. This is too important to ignore. Please choose life and defend the unborn with your vote in the upcoming election. God bless this priest for his courage.
I am embedding this video into the permanent archive of my blog. Facebook will probably still block the posts but that will not stop me from hearing and sharing this message.
Fr. John Lankeit of Sts. Simon and Jude in Phoenix, Arizona.