Beth Moore: Social Media is 'Sick' and 'Deadly'

Amanda Casanova | Contributor | Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Beth Moore: Social Media is 'Sick' and 'Deadly'

Beth Moore: Social Media is 'Sick' and 'Deadly'

Author and speaker Beth Moore said this week that social media is “sick” and “deadly” and is a “laboratory,” creating “freaks” and “abusers.”

"Sometimes we're too close to something to see how messed up it is," she said in the first tweet of a Twitter thread. "Last week I was off socials for several days at an event. When I opened them back up, I saw how sick they were. Beyond sick. Dangerous. If we don't stop, potentially deadly."

She says it’s time for a “backlash of civility.”

"I like dialogue & discussion from varying sides. I enjoy some debate. I'm moved & confronted by strong & prophetic words," she wrote in a second tweet. "I like being made to think even when I don't agree. I'm not looking for Mister Rogers [N]eighborhood on Twitter nor [Instagram]'s picturesque. But it's breeding abusers.

“It's producing freaks. Worse yet the worst claim to be Christians," she said. "Time for actual Jesus-follows (don't buy that the nonstop verbally abusive are Christians) to revolt with a clear demarcation of civility."

Moore's comments come a week after former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, posted a picture on Twitter that intended to make fun of Democrat and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

The picture showed a group of MS-13 gang members throwing gang signs. Huckabee wrote in the tweet: "Nancy Pelosi introduces her campaign committee for the take back of the House."

In response Iowa evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats said: "Where did my friend and pastor @GovMikeHuckabee go? I want him back. I'll assume someone hijacked his twitter account. He's way better than this!"

Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative Christian filmmaker who was recently pardoned by President Donald Trump from a campaign finance conviction, has also faced criticism for his tweets.

In February, D'Souza retweeted a photo of the teenagers in the Parkland, Florida school shooting reacting to Florida lawmakers voting down an assault weapons ban and stated: "Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs."


Photo courtesy: Facebook/Beth Moore

Publication date: July 3, 2018

Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and She blogs at The Migraine Runner.