American Family Association’s OneNewsNow:
A popular video platform has relied on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s discredited list of “hate groups” to shut down a pro-family group’s account. Vimeo told the American Family Association (AFA) it will not host an account if the owner is a member of a terror or hate group.
AFA Vice President Walker Wildmon says it was a sudden and non-negotiable move. “In recent weeks they’ve taken action against our account,” he reports. “They’ve officially shut down AFAs video account with no in-depth explanation and no recourse, no way to defend our credibility.”
Vimeo did, however, reveal where they got the idea that AFA was allegedly a hate group. “They’ve done so based on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s reckless labeling of AFA,” Wildmon details.
So many of these so-called “christian groups have said it’s a “badge of honor” to be labeled as a hate group. But when they get banned for being so the calls for a Whaaaaaambulance begin.
Video platform VIMEO banned Fairview Baptist Church of Edmond, Oklahoma, after it discovered that videos posted on the church’s channel violated the company’s ban on posting “content that promotes “Sexual Orientation Change Efforts”.
“We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you luck in finding a video hosting platform more suitable to your needs,” wrote Vimeo’s Trust and Safety department. “They removed Christian testimonies of people who left LGBT lives. They removed other talks on Scripture.”
In December the extreme right wing website, WND reported, Vimeo abruptly shut down the page of Church United, a “non-profit” in Newport Beach, California, because some content dealt with the issue of counseling people who want to overcome same-sex inclinations.
Hate group leader Mat Staver’s Liberty Counsel is currently attempting to attack laws and ordinances in court that ban or restrict these dangerous and potentially deadly anti-gay conversion therapy programs.
“These counselors provide life-saving counsel to minors who desperately desire to conform their attractions, behaviors, and gender confusion to their sincerely held religious beliefs,” Liberty Counsel said. “The sacred trust between counselors and clients establishes a unique relationship that permits the clients to inform the counselors of their goals and receive counseling consistent with those goals.”
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