An exposé contending campaigners for homosexual “marriage” intend to censor opposing views of the issue has been restored to YouTube after publicity by the ministry that created it.
“This whole situation shows you to the degree this political lobby is wanting to keep all eyes off Canada and the end of their political agenda exemplified there, mainly America’s freedom of speech,” said Bradlee Dean of the You Can Run But You Cannot Hide ministry.
“It explains how far things have gone that we are even talking about homosexual marriage,” he said. “I applaud YouTube for putting it back up, but it should never have been taken down in the first place.”
Dean added that on a positive note, “this is what happens when people have had enough.”
“It is important to stand together; we can do this if we stand together,” he said.
WND reported that Dean’s ministry took the opportunity of Barack Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage to create a video envisioning America’s future, based on what already has happened in Canada.
YouTube, however, labeled the documentary-style video “hate” and removed it.
“Homosexual marriage is not even about marriage,” Dean said, referring to Canada’s experience. “For example, what does lowering the age of anal intercourse have to do with homosexual marriage? What does the family and homeschoolers have to do with homosexual marriage? How is it the state’s business to intrude on churches and force them to perform homosexual marriages?”
Such information was too much for YouTube, which posted a warning: “The YouTube Community has flagged one or more of your videos as inappropriate. Once a video is flagged, it is reviewed by the YouTube Team against our Community Guidelines. Upon review, we have determined that the following video(s) contain content in violation of these guidelines, and have been disabled: Homosexual Marriage (WARNING!) Look to Canada – (BdeanSonsofLiberty)”
The video explains how in Canada homeschooling parents are forbidden from teaching their children during school time that homosexuality is a sin. Government officials openly proclaim that they will not tolerate such biblical opinions.
That kind of invasion of a private home by the government, the video contends, could happen in the U.S.
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The video also cites several cases in which fines were imposed and speech censored for those who don’t advocate homosexuality.
It was only a couple of days earlier when one of the most popular Christian apologetics YouTube channels was restored after being terminated “for reasons that were never clearly defined.”
Pastor Carl Gallups , whose new book “The Magic Man in the Sky” was released May 15, credited a WND article May 1 with igniting a firestorm of protest from the more than 21,000 subscribers to his PPSimmons YouTube Channel. The protest helped uncover why the channel was “flagged” and removed from good standing with YouTube, which is owned by Google.
“After the outrage created by the WND story, my ministry was bombarded with emails and requests for me to appear on radio programs to discuss what happened, and the outpouring of support was just tremendous,” said Gallups.
Gallups explained that one of the emails was from a fan of his channel who knew someone who worked at Google’s headquarters. The employee investigated why the channel was taken down and found out it was targeted in a mass “flagging” campaign.
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For almost two weeks, where once one of the more popular God and Country YouTube Channels – with more than 23,000 subscribers, 530-plus videos and 21 million views – could be accessed, a barren page was found, save for a message reading, “This account has been terminated due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines and/or claims of copyright infringement.”
While the PPSimmons Channel was down, WND.com investigated another popular channel on YouTube, that of professional homosexual and anti-bullying guru Dan Savage. His channel on YouTube, known as SavageLove, has 16,426 subscribers and more than 5.8 million views. When his channel is accessed, the first video that appears has the caption “Dan Savage: ‘My boyfriend likes a lot of suction while getting a blowjob. Give me some tips.’”
“Some videos are obviously more equal than others,” said Gallups. “It makes you wonder who is really in charge of community standards at YouTube.”
The targeted video that closed down PPSimmons is titled “A Call To Prayer.”
“It was a simple video, in my voice, urging our subscribers to pray for YouTube users who were asking for our prayers, because of spiritual battles that they were experiencing in their life,” said Gallups.
Were it not for the “good Samaritan” who helped him discover the problem, Gallups thinks his channel might not have come back online.