Sunday, 13 May 2012

A statement about "Equality News & Bits"

On Friday 4th May, the moderator of a popular anti-theist Facebook page, "The Fried Rice God" asked me and Lise McGregor to run his new page, "Equality News and Bits." Since both of us lean Centre-left, it was a good fit. Our focus was to promote awareness and discussions on matters of LGBT, racial and gender equality, while debunking the hateful side of the (US) Republican Party. 

It was to be a political forum; welcoming new thoughts and ideas. There were to be a number of contributors, with the FRG as a non-contributing adviser, the two of us as the leaders and decision-makers. I saw first-hand, how many people put their trust in Lise;
with the help of our friends and contacts, we had "hundreds" of members within mere hours.

Lise and I were told we would have complete control over the content of "Equality News and Bits", but we soon found out, that wasn't the case. Posts appeared that condoned illegal acts and glorified violent extremist left groups and it was discovered that these were posted by the FRG. Since our goals and direction for the page were not going to be met, we decided to step down. We can't thank you enough for all of your support and good wishes. We hope the page does well. No hard feelings. Again, thanks for your support. If Lise and I start our own page in the future, you'll be the first to know.

Stephen Frost and Lise McGregor

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