Facebook Censors Pastor's Powerful, Patriotic Declaration From 450,000 Followers


On Sunday, Pastor Steven Andrew posted to Facebook a popular picture of George Washington praying at Valley Forge and wrote, "The USA's National Motto is 'In God We Trust'." Facebook censored the first president and the national motto, showing the post to only 280 people in 19 hours (7/16/18 10:50 am PST). Andrew has a Facebook audience of 467,714 people liking his page and 456,153 following him.

"Not only is the post free of hate, but its message of turning to God brings love and hope," said Andrew.

Andrew is called the "Facebook pastor" and spent thousands of dollars with Facebook advertising to build up the followers. Before the censoring, he reached 5 to 8 million people per month, with an average post going to 30,000 to 60,000 people. Some posts reached a million people. However, after Facebook said they were cracking down on fake news, they shadowbanned Andrew. Facebook blocks 5-plus million people per month from him.

Andrew contacted Facebook about the censoring earlier, but attempts to find a resolution were unsuccessful. He requested Facebook remove the fake accounts impersonating him that scam his followers for money, but Facebook refused to remove them.

Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

Andrew said, "Facebook caused my ministry to lose millions of dollars in donations and the ability to grow my website traffic due to their censorship and refusal to remove impersonators."

"I am disappointed Facebook censors George Washington and the national motto. I want Facebook to stop blocking me," Andrew said.

Because of the censorship, Andrew is building a new social network called USA.Life to allow sharing freely about life, liberty and happiness. "There is no censoring of George Washington and the national motto at USA.Life," he said. Andrew is a Silicon Valley technology leader with Fortune 500 business experience, including running multi-million-dollar internet initiatives.

Andrew started a crowdfunding page and needs to raise $778,000 to launch the new social network and a new search engine, which will give "freedom and privacy."

Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

Help Charisma stay strong for years to come as we report on life in the Spirit. Become an integral part of Charisma’s work by joining Charisma Media Partners. Click here to keep us strong!

Dr. Mark Rutland's

National Institute of Christian Leadership (NICL)

The NICL is one of the top leadership training programs in the U.S. taught by Dr. Mark Rutland. If you're the type of leader that likes to have total control over every aspect of your ministry and your future success, the NICL is right for you!

FREE NICL MINI-COURSE - Enroll for 3-hours of training from Dr. Rutland's full leadership course. Experience the NICL and decide if this training is right for you and your team.

Do you feel stuck? Do you feel like you’re not growing? Do you need help from an expert in leadership? There is no other leadership training like the NICL. Gain the leadership skills and confidence you need to lead your church, business or ministry. Get ready to accomplish all of your God-given dreams. CLICK HERE for NICL training dates and details.

The NICL Online is an option for any leader with time or schedule constraints. It's also for leaders who want to expedite their training to receive advanced standing for Master Level credit hours. Work through Dr. Rutland's full training from the comfort of your home or ministry at your pace. Learn more about NICL Online. Learn more about NICL Online.

Your Turn

Comment Guidelines
View/Add Comments
Charisma Leader — Serving and empowering church leaders