Each week I spend a small amount of my own money boosting the holy communion service on Facebook. This week the advert was declined by Facebook. This is what they said:
"Your ad wasn't approved because it doesn't follow Facebook's Advertising Guidelines for language that is profane, vulgar, threatening or generates high negative feedback. Ads can't use language that insults, harasses or demeans people, or addresses their age, gender, name, race, physical condition or sexual preference."
I think there must be somebody in the Facebook team who is actively anti-religion.
I think I've worked out why Facebook refused to boost my holy communion post today. It's because I said that the Lord is with all of us. I bet they decided that this meant that I was assuming that everybody who reads my post is a Christian which is against their rules.
From Facebook terms and conditions:
Religion or philosophical belief:
Acceptable: "Date Christian Singles" "Plenty of Christians" "Want to date a Christian?" (These describe the service, not the person)
Unacceptable: "Are you Christian?" "Meet other Christians" (These assert or imply that the person is Christian)
I am too stupid to understand what difference the difference makes. Perhaps the better educated among my friends will work out why a Christian wanting to shag another Christian is more offensive than a non-Christian wanting to shag a Christian. Me? I think we should all shag more and kill less, regardless of race, creed or favourite rock band.