Conservatives are clearly becoming more of a target in the wake of the new direction our nation is being pushed in. The attacks come not only from the controllers who operate as our government but from the non-governmental giants in social media.
Daniel Ausbun, a small-town Baptist preacher in Georgia is one of those to recently experience the frustration of the subjective decrees of Google subsidy YouTube, and their application of a double standard in permissible content. Religious freedom is an endangered species in Googleville.
Ausbun, the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Moreland, GA, said of a recent sermon heÂ upoloaded, â€œApparently, they didnâ€™t like me preaching on radical Islam, so I got booted and banned. This is sermon censorship.â€
The sermon, from August 24th, covered the topics of ISIS, terrorism, radical Islam and Christian persecution in the Middle East. It was a sermon given in response to requests by those in his congregation and questions that they had on the topic.
His YouTube account, which had been in existence for over three years, was not suspended, or the video simply disabled. His account was terminated. Google doesnâ€™t like it when you criticize Islamic terrorists. They are tight with the Obama regime.
Ausbun was unable to get any explanation from Google or YouTube, as many of us know who have tried to obtain explanations of to even contact them in the past, they are aloof, they act with impunity and they donâ€™t care what anyone thinks. They are an elitist leftist organization that is hostile to conservatives and their values.
As best as Ausbun could determine, preaching the Word of God is defined by Google as â€œhate speech.â€ Preaching the truth about radical Islam would likely meet their definitions as well, so Ausbun committed a two-fer.
Ausbun is looking at the big picture under Google control, noting that, â€œAnything a pastor preaches on â€“ whether it be radical Islam, homosexuality, the teachings of Jesus â€“ YouTube can label that hate speech and censor their sermons.â€
Pastor Ausbun has a solution, though; he opened a new video channel on Vimeo. Acknowledging the bullying leftists at Google, Facebook and YouTube may not change any of their behavior, but it could remove their negative impact from our endeavors.
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Rick Wells is a conservative author who recognizes that our nation, our Constitution and our traditions are under a full scale assault from multiple threats. Please â€œLikeâ€ him on Facebook, â€œFollowâ€ him on Twitter or visitÂ www.rickwells.us