Jesus is the most counter-cultural person who ever lived. He raised the position and dignity of women from them being treated as property to the equal status they had with men when both were created in the image of God. Jesus elevated the status of children too. Jesus’ disciples shooed away children attracted to the smiling, laughing, and kind Jesus. Previously taught by their culture, Jesus’ disciples didn’t want Jesus bothered by “insignificant time-wasters.” Jesus was indignant and ordered his disciples to “Let the little children come to Me.” And he put his hands on the children and blessed them. He used a child as an example for his disciples to emulate saying, “Unless you become like this child, you will by no means enter the kingdom of God.” Jesus was not a “respecter of persons” meaning he didn’t treat people differently because of their having, or lack of having, status, position, wealth, health, popularity, etc. Jesus valued the poor, sick, lame, deaf, blind, and sinners; what the past and then-current society thought of as “worthless.”
The values most prized by those who would “censor” me originated with Jesus. The dignity and worth of the individual and their rights originated with Jesus. And free speech, something prized and fought for by this country is necessary and beneficial to all. If you want to criticize me or Jesus go ahead. Your right to free speech is more important than if you “offend” me. If someone says something I don’t like I can discuss it with them, exchange ideas, we can learn from each other, and maybe we can both learn that we were both wrong.
But “censorship” is practiced by the insecure.