UPDATE Thursday, December 03, 2009: I had told Google Blog Search that if they stopped censoring me, I'd say so on this Blog. As of this "UPDATE," Google Blog Search is now showing 1,967 posts as indexed and linked. () That's up again from only 4 at one point. Therefore, I'm adding this update.

1,967 is not all of the posts, but it seems that perhaps they are slowly re-indexing the site. I give them the benefit of the doubt. I haven't looked to see if they are avoiding "controversial" posts.

I requested John add me as a "friend" on Facebook. I did so for the sake of networking to spread the word, of course. Where and when properly to draw lines is a matter of taking guidance from the Holy Spirit. John responded with the following:

I've just been putting family on my Facebook account, Tom.
Frankly, I wasn't sure how I wanted to respond to you : but prefer openness w/o rancor. That is tough. I hadn't realized how annoying and unfair I found your attitude to homosexuals : something ignored because I don't generally interact with any. Nor can I claim to Scriptural validation or reference : I just have a reaction similar to that of spirtual nausea.

The following is my reply that I post here for the edification of those given by God to receive it:

John, I completely understand adding only family on Facebook. As for the issue of homosexuality, I know you are misunderstanding my position.

I know that the fact that I am not for coercion (not about pressing for secular laws one way or the other; they, homosexuals in general, are though and pressing very, very hard to oppress those who are anti-homosexuality, anti-homosexuality for a completely rational reason: harmfulness — truth) but am against denying that the behavior itself is not better than not behaving in it (that fact) is being ignored by seemingly hundreds of millions if not billions and growing.

I'm not even allowed to state this in detail on Google. They censored my posts because people have your reaction, never mind that it's a double-standard. I posted about that censorship and have received zero support for anti-censorship (on that level applied by Google for Google's reasons). Google is wrong on it. They've drawn the line in the wrong place. They aren't helping to bring out ultimate truth. They are not living up to their original motto that was "Do No Evil."

I've also been censored on OpEdNews for it. Interestingly, I've been censored on some anti-homosexual sites because I am consistent and speak out against the coercion of war and the evil of self-centered capitalism. It's not popular to strive to be consistent. Few there be that find it, as Jesus said.

Didn't you, once upon a time before you went through the political-socialization process, find homosexuality repulsive? Wasn't that your natural, unfiltered, God-given reaction? Doesn't that mean anything? The question leads to all sorts of thoughts about squeamishness and surgery and war and about other things on this plane of consciousness, this fleshly manifestation, all too often infestation, that I won't go into in this post.

Look, John, the first time you interacted with me was on this issue. I have never approached you from a spirit of rancor. If I make you feel sick, healing can include itching doesn't it? Alleviating the itch by scratching can exacerbate the wound although doing so feels so "good." Censorship of my position is akin to that scratching. Censoring me is shortsighted.

I see now though that I've continued interacting with you against your desire, so I will stop. It has never been my intention to continue on where I'm clearly not wanted. It doesn't mean I'm wrong and my position on these issues won't be vindicated. I'm right; and at some point, you will come to realize it whether in the here and now or the hereafter.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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