Vimeo is being accused of censorship by an Oklahoma church for removing the congregation’s video channel after they hosted a conference that criticized LGBT advocacy in the church.
Fairview Baptist Church of Edmond hosted the “God’s Voice” conference, which featured multiple speakers denouncing reported efforts to advance LGBT ideology in evangelical churches.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Vimeo, a popular video-sharing site, removed Fairview Baptist’s account after the church posted videos of the conference.
In a letter posted to the website Reformation Charlotte on Tuesday that was sent to Fairview Baptist by Vimeo, the company said the church’s videos violated their terms of service.
Vimeo explained that they remove videos that make “derogatory or inflammatory statements about individuals or groups of people” and had “an overall mean-spirited vibe.”
Vimeo also said they ban any videos that promote Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Therapy, telling the church that “your account had a series of livestreams promoting these views.”
On their Facebook page, Fairview Baptist posted a statement on Tuesday that included comments from widely syndicated radio host Janet Mefferd, who denounced the move as viewpoint discrimination.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski