Saturday, June 27, 2015

Twitter Bans Anti-Gay Marriage Blogger

Better get a bucket. I'm going to vomit.

Julie at Connecticut Catholic Corner--a popular traditionalist Catholic blog--has been "locked out" of her Twitter account for the last twelve hours after tweeting that the pro-gay marriage celebratory behavior of Connecticut governor Dan Malloy made her "want to puke":
Your account has been locked 
Your account appears to have exhibited automated behavior that violates the Twitter Rules. To unlock your account, please click the button below and confirm you are the valid account owner. 
(There follows a button that says "Unlock my account".)
But so far, Twitter has not unlocked her account. And according to Julie, she has written three messages to Twitter without receiving a response.

She believes it was done on the request of Governor Malloy.

In many cases these things end up amounting "merely" to temporary harassment. The winner of the Draw Muhammad contest Bosch Fawstin was banned from Facebook for roughly the same period, due presumably to an initial critical mass of malicious complaints. But he was soon enough reinstated.

I hope this is what it in the end amounts to, though according to the latest comments from Julie, she is still locked out.

By the way, I was not aware of her blog before. But it's very useful and very faithful. And she's received a billion more hits than I have. It is hereby added to my (still fairly short) blog roll. I urge other Catholic bloggers to do the same.

It will serve the pukeworthy Governor right.


  1. Being thrown in the Twitter Gulag is so common that there was a group of activists who would bomb the "Powers that Be" there to get people reinstated.
    Julie is great. I enjoy her work.

    1. I'm not on Twitter so I know next to nothing. But why would someone be thrown in the Gulag? And who would do the throwing? And if they would usually bend to the activists in the end anyway, why have a lockout in the first place? Or is it just petty harassment?

    2. It's harassment from "activists".
      A bunch of people who run around reporting "hater" tweets. It's stupid.

  2. Thank you for the shout-out Oakes, I appreciate it.

    As of now (Sunday) Twitter still has my account locked up. I have emailed them several times now asking for them to show me the tweet that supposedly violated their far they have refused to respond to my requests.

    I believe that says it all.

    God bless.

    In Christ,

    Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner

  3. Update: Twitter claims it was an unfortunate glitch in their system that locked up my Twitter account (yeah right).
    My account is once more working.

    Thanks again.

    Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner

    1. Excellent! I wonder if anyone has any insider information on how these petty little harassments work.