The Bee is back on Twitter.
If that sounds like gibberish or secret code to you, allow us to explain.
The Babylon Bee is a satirical website, much like The Onion, that was founded by Adam Ford.
According to Christianity Today, “From the beginning, the site was a hit, especially with evangelical Christians who appreciated the good-natured jokes about the foibles of church life, which at the time caught on more than political jokes. Among the more memorable of the site’s early jokes was headlined, ‘Holy Spirit Unable To Move Through Congregation As Fog Machine Breaks.’”
The Bee was suspended by Twitter on March 22nd “after labeling a post about transgender Biden administration official Rachel Levine as hateful content.”
CBN reports that “Elon Musk, the newly minted owner and CEO of Twitter, reinstated The Babylon Bee’s account Friday.”
Musk tweeted out the company’s new policy shortly after the reinstatement in which he also reinstated clinical psychologist and famed author Jordan Peterson and controversial comedian Kathy Griffin.
“The new rule, he wrote, ‘is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach. Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted [and] demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter,’ he announced via his personal Twitter account. ‘You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of [the] internet.'”
There has been much focus on Elon Musk and questions raised about his spirituality and relationship with Jesus.
In an interview with The Babylon Bee earlier this year posted on their YouTube channel, Musk observed that they were meeting on a Sunday and jokingly chided them for not being in church. This prompted The Bee interviewers to ask if Musk would accept Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.
After a long, thoughtful pause, Musk responded, “”I agree with the principles that Jesus advocated. An that there’s some great wisdom in the teachings of Jesus, and I agree with those teachings.”
“Things like ‘turn the other cheek’ are very important, as opposed to ‘an eye for an eye’. An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind,” Musk continued. “So, forgiveness, you now, is important and treating people as you would wish to be treated. ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself.’ Very important.
“But hey, if Jesus is saving people, I mean, I wouldn’t stand in His way. Sure, I’ll be saved. Why not?”
Taking that answer as a yes, the team asked if he wanted to be baptized. Musk replied that he had been baptized as child and that he still had lots of questions about God.
We can pray that Musk continues to work out his salvation. We can also pray that those questions continue to lead him further in his exploration of science and the universe, all the way to the One who holds everything together, Jesus Christ.