Facebook recently apologized to Evangelist Franklin Graham for banning the missionary for 24 hours for a post from 2016.

On Dec. 28, Facebook banned Graham for a post he wrote in 2016 about the North Carolina "Bathroom Bill" after the social media site found the post violated its community standards.

Facebook had originally deemed the post had contained "hate speech."

After posting that he had been banned, Graham later received an apology message from Facebook that read, "It looks like we made a mistake and removed something you posted on Facebook that didn’t go against our Community standards. We want to apologize and let you know that we’ve restored your content and removed any blocks on your account related to this incorrect action.

Graham then publicly accepted Facebook’s apology.

"I thank Facebook for their apology and I accept it," Graham posted. "All truth is in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is ‘the Way, the Truth, and the Life.’"

STUDY SAYS

Religion important to most Americans

According to a recent Gallup Poll, 72 percent of Americans said that religion is important in their lives, including 51 percent who said it is "very important." — More Content Now

GOOD BOOK?

"A Walk in our Cleats: 25 Athletes Who Never Gave Up" by Steven Johnson Jr.

"A Walk in Our Cleats" is an inside look at 25 notable NFL players and their faith journeys. Each player has faced unique circumstances in staying fit, pursuing their dreams, and getting to play in the NFL, but all have one thing in common: the power of Jesus Christ in their lives. — Zondervan

THE WORD

Vipassana: Pronounced "vih-PAHS-suh-nah." In Theravada Buddhism, a profound, nonjudgmental self-awareness practiced in meditation. — ReligionStylebook.com

RELIGION AROUND THE WORLD

According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of Ethiopia is: Ethiopian Orthodox: 43.5; percent; Muslim: 33.9 percent; Protestant: 18.5 percent; Traditional: 2.7 percent; Catholic: 0.7 percent; and Other: 0.6 percent. — More Content Now