Jeremy Sarber

Why I quietly left Twitter for Parler

On day seven of #100DaysToOffload, I’m quitting Twitter and considering Parler.

This past weekend, I nearly wept scrolling my Twitter timeline. The violence, lawlessness, and injustice I saw were too much for me. I witnessed via video, for example, an innocent business owner beat into critical condition by an unruly mob. Adding insult to injury, a few professing Christians I know defended this senseless brutality in the name justice.

I deactivated my account, prayed, and went to bed.

Yes, I could have unfollowed the offending parties, but the platform itself has troubled me for a while now. I won’t support it any longer. Perhaps Parler will disappoint me as well, but I’m willing to test the waters.

To be clear, I’m not interested in virtue-signaling, political correctness, or political ideologies from a secular worldview. Frankly, I’m not particularly interested in politics at all. I prefer to keep the company of people happily anticipating the second coming of Christ. I want friends who edify the body of Christ and love one another. I want to follow people who follow Jesus.

Social media aside, come, Lord Jesus, come quickly (Rev 22:20).