A Christian tech startup is offering an internet filter to block websites related to the “dangerous LGBT+ cult”, to make the web a “safer place for souls”.
FreeFiltering was recently launched by “a dad who doesn’t like the devil”, named Michael Lee Mason.
With Satan apparently very up-to-date on modern technology, the tech startup’s “goal is to make sure every Christian family has the ability to protect their home internet from the ‘wiles of the devil’.”
The Christian service promises to “block 99.9 per cent of the bad stuff”, which, as well as LGBT+ content, includes porn and sites that mention abortion.
In a press release announcing FreeFiltering at the beginning of Pride, Mason said: “Christian parents are rightfully concerned about the way their kids are being systematically exposed to false ideas about human sexuality at school.
“Then, those ideas are all-too-easily reinforced with unfettered internet access at home. A couple clicks can spiral into catastrophic physical and spiritual harm.
“As parents, we are entrusted with training up our children in the ‘way they should go’.”
Mason said that the job of “training up” children is becoming “more difficult with each passing day”, but that his company can help parents “fulfil their God-given responsibilities”.
The Christian dad from Georgia continued: “While the world celebrates Pride for the entire month of June, we mourn the fact that our nation has embraced the sin of pride as a virtue.
“We applaud the parents who are putting in the enormous effort necessary to properly form their kids’ consciences in a culture that has become so hostile to holiness.”
Although advertised as free, Mason does encourage users to “prayerfully consider upgrading to a paid Premium or Patron membership”.
FreeFiltering also has another income stream. The “FreeFiltering Independent Evangelist Program” appears to be a multi-level marketing (MLM) scheme.
Users, known as “evangelists”, “earn commissions for referring paying customers to FreeFiltering LLC”.
The more money evangelists make for FreeFiltering, the higher rank they are assigned in the controversial marketing strategy.
The “FreeFiltering Independent Evangelist Program” was not mentioned in Mason’s initial press release.