Saturday, April 27, 2013

This is getting to be completely insane.

Baptists are presumed to be subversive:

The U.S. Military has blocked access to the Southern Baptist Convention’s website on an unknown number of military bases because it contains “hostile content” — just weeks after an Army briefing labeled Evangelical Christians and Roman Catholics as examples of religious extremism, Fox News has learned.
The Southern Baptist Convention is the nation’s largest Protestant denomination known for its support of the pro-life movement and its strong belief in traditional marriage. 
Southern Baptist chaplains reported that had been blocked at military installations around the nation. An Air Force officer told Fox News that when he tried to log on to the website he received a message that his Internet usage was being logged and monitored for trying to access a blocked site.

The censorship was made public after an Army officer tried to log onto the denomination’s website and instead — received a warning message. 
“The site you have requested has been blocked by Team CONUS (C-TNOSC/RCERT-CONUS) due to hostile content,” the message read. 
Team CONUS protects the computer network of the Dept. of Defense. The SBC’s website was not blocked at the Pentagon. 
It’s unclear what the “hostile content” might have been. The SBC is pro-life and opposed to same-sex marriage.

So, someone in our government now thinks that Southern Baptists are subversives?

That is very disturbing.

1 comment:

Will Duquette said...

I'm not sure there is anything to this: or, rather, I think it is probably more about blocking malware than ideology. Where I work, I've recently started seeing similar messages; it just means that the blocking software uses a white list of sites, and sites are presumed to be bad until they are good. Our blocker offers to let us request that the site be unblocked; the army's is perhaps a little more peremptory, but one would expect that.

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