Google, the noun that became a verb, is best known as the world’s favorite search engine. However, Google has become much more than that. They have become an adversary to anyone who believes the Bible.
Google became the world’s leading search engine by delivering faster, more relevant search results than any other site. The bulk of Google’s revenues are still generated from their dominant share of Internet searches, processing over one billion searches every day, but their empire greatly expanded to include just about every area of our lives, including the following:
- Our cell phones with the Google cell phone
- Our phone calls with Google voice
- Our emails with Gmail, the world’s largest email service with over 750 million users
- Our video viewing history through YouTube
- Our Internet search history, which they store for 18 months, with Google Search and Google Chrome
- Our backup files through Google Drive
- Our news source through Google News
- Our social contacts through Google Plus
- Our travels through our use of Google Maps
- Our purchases through Google Shopping, Google Checkout, Google Offers, and Google Wallet
- Our favorite sites with Google Bookmarks
- Our photos with Google Picasa Web Albums
- Our schedule with Google Calendar
- Our text messages with Google Talk
- Our discussion groups with Google Groups
- Our ebooks, music, and movies with Google Play
Google has become far more than an Internet search engine. They are now the world’s third largest company in market value. Their vast product line gives them detailed information about almost everything we do. They have achieved near monopoly control of information in the information age. The combination of their enormous financial power with their enormous database of our personal information makes them a force to be reckoned with, for good or evil.
Google executives have recognized the great influence they have wielded and have decided to harness it for the good of humanity. Whew, what a relief! They have even defined their own high calling with their corporate motto, “Don’t Be Evil.” In a world filled with evil all around us, we can rest easy knowing Google is looking out for us. Well, maybe not.
Google’s motto gives us insights into how they see themselves and how they plan to use their influence in the future. They see themselves as missionaries on a noble quest to make the world a better place by eradicating evil. They are no longer satisfied with just serving up search results. Today their mission is to change the world, which sounds pretty good until we find out how they want to change it. “Don’t Be Evil” sounds pretty good too, until we find out how they define evil.
Last week we had the unfortunate experience of finding out exactly how they define evil. They defined it for us when they let us know it is people like us they call evil.
Z3news.com was started in November 2012. For over a year, we made no attempts to monetize the site by putting ads on it because our priority was not to make money but to help people by sharing the truth about current events. However, about three weeks ago we decided to see what happened if we placed some Google ads on this site. For about a week or so the ads appeared on all pages. It appeared to be going well. However, we then received an email from Google informing us they had reviewed our site and determined at least one of our blog posts was “hate speech”. “Don’t Be Evil” is not just their motto, it is their policy and they really mean it. They will not tolerate it. They will shut you down. They will make you pay.
The offending post on this site is called “6 Ways Homosexuality is Hurting America” by David King. The article presents documented evidence exposing the myth that homosexuals should be allowed to do whatever they want because they are not hurting anyone. Nowhere in the article is there any expression of hate for anyone. The article clearly targets the sin of homosexuality as being the problem, not the person. Even before listing any of the six ways homosexuality is hurting innocent people, the article provides scriptures from the Bible revealing God’s views of homosexuality. Anyone who wants to see what the Bible says about homosexuality should read the article.
The post explains how much God loves homosexuals. There is no mention of any kind of hatred for anyone. Here is a quote:
By choosing to live a sinful life, people are choosing eternal death and rejecting God’s offer for eternal life. However, it breaks the heart of God to see the people He loves so much choose to go into destruction, eternally lost and separated from Him. Therefore, God instructs us to choose life.
Despite the clear expression of love for homosexual people, Google is calling it hate speech and accusing us of being “homophobic”. By doing so, Google has taken the position that the Bible is not an acceptable basis for establishing anyone’s view of homosexuality. Otherwise, they could not have come to the conclusion that they did. Z3news.com did not write the Bible. We simply posted an article that quoted verses from the Bible showing what God has said about this topic. Therefore, Google is accusing the Bible of being hate speech. They are accusing the God of the Bible of being guilty of hate speech. They are accusing anyone who believes the Bible or the God of the Bible of being guilty of hate speech.
They gave Z3news.com an ultimatum to either remove the post from our site or remove their ads from the offending pages within three days. Otherwise, they would close our advertising account. They also warned us they might find other offensive pages on our site, which sounded like an ominous threat to be careful because they will be watching us. We started to reply, but then we noticed they sent the warning from a no reply address. They weren’t interested in having any dialogue with us about this. It was an ultimatum, their way or the highway.
Without any hesitation we chose the highway. We chose to keep all of our content online and remove all of their ads from all of our pages. We chose to keep believing everything the Bible says and keep on sharing it with everyone we can.
Google was not just attacking Z3news.com. They were attacking the Judeo-Christian values that have been the foundation of western civilization for centuries. Google has come up with their own brand new definition of evil, one that transcends the foundations of our past to move us into a new and better place for our own good. For those of us who fail to realize it is a better place and those of us who don’t want to go there, they are showing us how true love operates: “Do it our way within three days or we will shut you down.” I am feeling so much love right now.
In fact, Google has redefined the very source of our Judeo-Christian values, which is the scriptures, as the source of evil. The full meaning of their motto now becomes clear to the rest of us. “Don’t Be Evil” actually means “Don’t Believe the Bible and Don’t Believe the God of the Bible.” Google has taken sides against God, making themselves the adversary of God and of all those who believe in God. According to the Bible, that makes Google evil. That is not my opinion. That is what the Bible teaches. Therefore, Google is in violation of their own motto.
The Bible warns us an antichrist world system will arise before the Lord Jesus Christ returns to the earth, which will require everyone to take the mark of the beast on their forehead or their hand. Those who refuse to take the mark will not be allowed to buy or sell anything (Revelation 13:16-18). Controlling the worldwide financial system was not possible for past generations, but is now possible thanks to advances in technology and information systems. Google’s massive information system combined with their brazen opposition to the Bible and their willingness to punish anyone who believes the Bible aligns them squarely in the camp of the coming antichrist world system. The spirit of the antichrist has been at work in the world from the beginning and is now using Google to spread its’ tentacles into every area of our lives. Let all believers beware of sharing any information with Google.
The following is the full text of the email I received from Google regarding “hate speech” found on this website.
On Dec 3, 2013, at 1:55 PM, email@example.com wrote:
This is a warning message to alert you that there is action required to bring your AdSense account into compliance with our AdSense program policies. We’ve provided additional details below, along with the actions to be taken on your part.
Affected website: z3news.com
Example page where violation occurred: http://z3news.com/w/bible-homosexuality/
Action required: Please make changes to your site within 3 business days.
Current account status: Active
HATE/ANTI: While Google believes strongly in the freedom of expression, we also recognize the need to protect the quality of the AdSense network for users, advertisers, and publishers. As such, Google does not allow the monetization of hate speech or any other content that is intended to insult, offend or intimidate an individual or group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. This includes, but is not limited to content that:
- uses derogatory racial or ethnic slurs to refer to an individual or group
- encourages violence against women or men
- contains racist or homophobic drawings or cartoons.
How to resolve:
If you received a notification in regard to page content, please either remove the content from your site or remove ads from the violating pages. If you received a notification in regards to the way ads are implemented on your site, please make the necessary changes to your implementation. You do not need to contact us if you make changes. Please be aware that if changes are not made within the required time frame, ad serving may be disabled to the affected website listed above.
Additionally, please be aware that the URL above is just an example and that the same violations may exist on other pages of this website or other sites that you own. To reduce the likelihood of future warnings from us, we suggest that you review all your sites for compliance. For more information regarding our policy warning notifications, visit our Help Center: https://support.google.com/adsense/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1378153&ctx=topic.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The Google AdSense Team
Christians should seriously consider how much information they share with an organization whose corporate mission is anti-christian, an organization that will take every opportunity to strip us of our rights and silence our Christian views. A visitor to this site recommended two alternative search engines for anyone who wants to avoid Google. These are Startpage.com and DuckDuckGo.com. Unlike Google, these sites claim they do not store or share our personal data and both offer anonymous searching. I have already changed the default search engine in my web browsers to Startpage.com. Bye bye Google!
The following is a short video, which provides further insights regarding Google’s corporate motto. Beware of the Google ice cream truck!
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.