Bobby Lopez, the host of The Big Brown Gadfly here on The GateKeepers Podcast Network, was recently a guest on Lauren Witzke's YouTube channel to discuss what it was like to grow up in an LGBTQ home, as well as the fact that the Republican Party's platform is abandoning traditional marriage and family values.
Shortly after this interview, Lauren Witzke was banned from Twitter. Many cited this tweet as Twitter's justification:
However, when I spoke with Bobby recently, he shared with me that, while this was her last tweet, it could've actually been this video of his conversation with Lauren that ultimately got her suspended:
Now, the wrinkle in all of this is that Bobby Lopez was also suspended shortly after this interview. In fact, not only was he suspended, but his suspension occurred specifically for sharing this interview on Twitter. Now, this was not a wild and crazy conspiracy theory filled show. Bobby was specifically sharing his experience of coming out of the gay community after growing up with LGBTQ parents. Apparently, Twitter believes that sharing personal experiences is hateful and bigoted, having no place in public discourse.
If this doesn't tell you how far to the Left that Twitter and Silicon Valley has gone, I don't know what to tell you. Part of the problem is that they are in their own little progressive bubble, not coming into contact with any actual Conservatives or Christians. It's a very godless and atheistic worldview. Homosexuality and transgenderism has become so normalized in the Bay Area that Bobby Lopez sharing his personal experience is seen as being hateful and outside of civil discourse.
We are going up against the machine of Big Tech, Big Business and Big Government. If we want to succeed as a Conservative movement here in America, we are going to have to figure out how to bypass these algorithmic walls in order to get our truthful message out to the masses. We've relied on the Left for far too long, and now that hold all of the power and control. It's way past time that we figure out how to regain control of our own voice, and this example of censorship of Bobby Lopez and Lauren Witzke is just another example of this.
Big Tech censorship has been expanding beyond just Conservatives… Christians are next!
While many of us have been warning about the coming persecution of Christians, I don’t think any of us thought that it would be ramping up so quickly. While we are luckily not facing physical persecution yet, such as beatings or death, we are facing censorship, deplatforming and even jail time in some instances. These are just the birth pangs of what is coming next.
While we still have a voice here at The GateKeepers, we are doing everything that we can to bypass the algorithmic walls put up by Big Tech and the Social Media companies like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Our videos used to get thousands of views across all of our platforms, while now they are being throttled and hardly getting distributed at all. An added wrinkle is that, while our video content is seeing lower views, traffic to our website has never been higher. Over the past year we’ve seen a 700% increase in traffic, and it’s been amazing to experience this kind of growth. Because of this, we’ll be launching GKTV very soon, hosting all of our shows exclusively on our platform.
While The GateKeepers started out as nothing more than a blog for me to post my articles, it has now expanded into a podcast network featuring fifteen shows, a publishing company that has published three books over the past year and we are now hosting conferences on a regular basis. We’ve seen the addition of contributors to The GateKeepers such as Denise McAllister, Pastor Cary Gordon, Pastor Ken Peters, Dr Mike Spaulding, Dr Bobby Lopez and many other amazing Christian leaders. Our lineup of shows has expanded, as well, featuring shows such as The Shining Light Podcast, Conversations with Jeff, The Big Brown Gadfly, Battlefront: SouthGate and The Verum Monitae Report with Dr Mike Spaulding, in addition the the several other shows we also carry on The GateKeepers.
While we’ve seen some amazing growth and expansion, we are also working hard to make this be a long-term play, and with that comes with how to fund our work here. I’ve intentionally not turned The GateKeepers into a non-profit organization because I don’t want to become beholden to the government, and I also don’t want to be focused on sending out fundraising letters constantly begging for money like most non-profit ministries do.
Instead, we have our online book store, are hosting online conferences and have our Plugged In membership program. Right now we are funded exclusively through these three different avenues. We are especially excited about our Plugged In membership, as this brings so much added value to you as a thank you for supporting our work here at The GateKeepers.
Becoming a Plugged In member provides access to the weekly episode of The GateKeepers Podcast, the monthly episode of Connected, free access to all of our online conferences, the recordings from previous online conferences and 30% off in The GK Store. If you would like to support us by becoming a Plugged In member, click here.
However, we’ve also been getting a lot of requests from supporters asking how they can donate to help support The GateKeepers. We are extremely grateful for these requests, as this will help us to expand even further and provide more quality Biblical content. If you would like to help support to The GateKeepers, you can donate through PayPal here.