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Mar 28, 2017 by Will Maule

Vimeo Allows Jihadists And Porn But Bans Christian Testimony Of Former Homosexual

Video hosting website Vimeo has come under fire for allowing pornography and extreme jihadist views to be broadcast on their site, whilst banning the Christian testimony of former homosexuals. "If Jesus has changed your life and set you free from homosexual practice, your testimony is not welcome on Vimeo — not now, not ever," writes Dr. Michael Brown at Christian Today. 

Dr. David Kyle Foster, director of Pure Passion Ministries and himself a former homosexual, says that "This is pure religious bigotry and censorship." Last December, Vimeo contacted Foster to inform him that some of Pure Passion's videos had been marked by a moderator since "Vimeo does not allow videos that harass, incite hatred or depict excessive violence." They instructed him to "remove any and all videos of this sort from" his account — he had 850 videos on Vimeo — and let him know that his account would be reviewed in 48 hours. If his ministry failed to remove the allegedly offensive videos, then "your videos and/or your account may be removed by a Vimeo moderator."

"But Foster's ministry is not the first to be unfairly blacklisted. In 2015, Vimeo unpublished an announcement for an upcoming "Hope Conference," with featured speakers including Janet Mefferd and Joe Dallas, both respected Christian leaders, with Dallas especially well­known for his ex­-gay testimony," highlights Brown. 

Then came a back-and-forth exchange with various members of the Vimeo team, who insisted that suggesting God might play a part in the re-orientation of a homosexual person is abusive and unacceptable practice for their website. 

"Vimeo is forbidding you from agreeing with the Bible when it comes to human sin and brokenness. Vimeo is forbidding you from preaching the gospel of transformation when it comes to homosexuality. Vimeo is engaging in blatant, unapologetic, aggressive anti­-Christian censorship," writes Brown.

"Foster wrote to me privately, pointing out that Vimeo allows "videos of terrorists and pornographers." He added: "Put 'jihad' in their search bar and you get 2,233 selections."



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