Twitter Walks Back Banning Bible-Positive Video After Backlash
Twitter was caught slipping up when they took down a positive religious post claiming it contained 'sensitive content'. The post was made by NFL quarterback Tim Tebow who shared a bible-centric video in hopes to bring hope to his followers during the uncertain times we currently find ourselves in. The message was simple, 'trust in God'.
The video- which innocently shows Tebow urgini Christians to hang tightly to their faith amid these crazy times was blocked with a banner that read: "The following media includes potentially sensitive content."
Tebow spoke directly from the heart, saying, "Bible believers, when we look at the Bible, and we see a lot of the heroes, a lot of times they truly were wounded deeply before they were ever used greatly. So maybe you're going through a time in your life where you feel like you've just been wounded greatly. It hasn't been your year, hasn't been your day — you just don't feel like this is your time."
"This could be your time for learning," he cautions. "This could be your time for growing. This could be your time for adapting. This could be the time that is a test for you, but tomorrow it gets turned into a testimony."
"You never know what God is doing with your life," he adds. "You never know what he is preparing you for. So many times in the Bible, when we look at the heroes, there were times in their life where — if they stopped, if they quit, if they said, 'No, God, I've had enough' — then they would have missed out on the most impactful, most influential times of their life."
"Maybe that is the next step for you," he adds. "Maybe that is tomorrow. Maybe that is next week, maybe that is next year. But when we quit, we will never know what we missed out on. We will never know what's in store for us."
"We get to trust an unknown future to a known God, because we know how much he loves us," he explains. "We know what he did for us in sending his son. He gave his best for us."
He concludes the video, “Right where you're at, whatever you're doing, whatever you're going through, he loves you. You were enough for his son to die on the cross, that's how much you're loved. Hold onto that in your time of need."
Tebow captioned the video, "This could be your time. That breakthrough could be tomorrow, or it could be next year. But, you have the opportunity to turn however you're being tested into a testimony. So many heroes were wounded deeply before they were used greatly!"
Shortly after receiving 43,000 views the video was censored and then banned. Twitter was flooded without outrage and has since unblocked to video completely.
This could be your time. That breakthrough could be tomorrow, or it could be next year. But, you have the opportunity to turn however you're being tested into a testimony. So many heroes were wounded deeply before they were used greatly! pic.twitter.com/ldTu5acIDO
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) July 27, 2020
According to The Blaze, A spokesperson for Twitter said "The Tweet ... was flagged as potentially sensitive media in error. It has been corrected." Maybe Twitter's algorithm is out of control or maybe it was taken down out of spite. Either way, we're glad Tebow's positive message is back up.