Apparently, the megachurch pastor told his staff yesterday not to follow people like us:
Some of you (and some of our church accounts -like our 12 cities accounts) are following people on Twitter that you should NOT be following.
I frequently notice that often atheists, critics of saddleback, and mean-spirited or vulgar accounts often have dozens of staff or Saddleback accounts following them! This is true even when these people only have a very few follower. Because of automatic adds, we often make up the majority of followers of these mean-spirited Christian or anti-Christian folks!
I understand not wanting staffers (using official church Twitter feeds) to follow non-Christians. But staffers? On their own time? What are you worried about, Rick? That some of them will see our tweets and suddenly become rational? That they’ll see something you consider inappropriate and magically fall into a life of drugs and alcohol?
This isn’t just a boss managing his staff. This is Warren fulfilling his role as captain of the thought-police. It’s not enough to be a good Christian; you’re also not allowed to have your mind “corrupted” by anyone who might deviate from the Biblical message.
(via Christian Nightmares)