Are #Christian hashtags rallying the faithful or just luring trolls?

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Over 1,000 Southern Baptists gathered in Nashville recently for a Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission conference on homosexuality. Pictured here, a member of the press speaks during an ERLC conference breakfast. Photo by Rocket Republic, courtesy of ERLC National Conference

Over 1,000 Southern Baptists gathered in Nashville recently for a Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission conference on homosexuality. Pictured here, a member of the press speaks during an ERLC conference breakfast. Photo by Rocket Republic, courtesy of ERLC National Conference

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WASHINGTON (RNS) Everyone on Twitter is learning that a hashtag cuts both ways -- it can be hijacked or lampooned by detractors, and it's a key way that online activists are pushing back against opposing messages or what some might even call hate speech.

  • Tim

    Sarah, this is one of the best analyses I’ve seen on Twitter/Social Media communication and how it is used or misused by people in the Body of Christ.

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  • CJ

    “They’re twisting Scripture to see through their sins,” he said, as a group of pro-LGBT evangelicals met inside.”

    I know this doesn’t address the trolling issue, but I read this and I had to laugh. Like so many of these anti-gay bigots, they fail to recognize that the majority of pro-LGBT evangelicals, like MANY of the attendees of the Reformation Project conference in DC last month that they were protesting in front of, are STRAIGHT.

    Fail, Michael, fail. Read your bible again, dude. This time in context.