Conservative Fox News commentator Todd Starnes said Saturday he was temporarily banned from Facebook over a post he wrote extolling the National Rifle Association, Chick-fil-A and Paula Deen.
“I’m about as politically incorrect as you can get,” Starnes wrote. “I’m wearing an NRA ball cap, eating a Chick-fil-A sandwich, reading a Paula Deen cookbook and sipping a 20-ounce sweet tea while sitting in my Cracker Barrel rocking chair with the Gather Vocal Band singing ‘Jesus Saves’ on the stereo and a Gideon’s Bible in my pocket. Yes sir, I’m politically incorrect and happy as a june bug.”
Starnes said the comment on his Facebook fan page garnered hundreds of comments, but was deleted by the social networking site with a message that it violated Facebook’s community standards.
“You recently posted something that violates Facebook policies, so you’re temporarily blocked from using this feature,” the message said.
The message said the block was active for 12 hours; Starnes was back to posting late Saturday morning.
“Looks like Facebook has lifted the ban,” Starnes wrote. “They also deleted my status updating referencing the NRA, Jesus, Chick-fil-A and Paula Deen.”