Youtube reverses decision to ban video critical of gay activism in Canada

Here’s the original story about the banning of the video from May 18th, 2012.

Excerpt:

In a victory for gay rights extremists, YouTube has agreed to remove a video critical of Canadian laws concerning homosexuality from its website, even though the video discusses policy issues and does not use any derogatory language about gays and does not advocate violence against them.

The video created May 16 by preacher and hard rock drummer Bradlee Dean to accompany his weekly column published by WorldNet Daily and other news outlets, exposes facts about the hatred and oppression directed at conservative Christians and opponents of gay marriage in Canada by the radical Left toward people of faith, those who hold to traditional marriage. The video also details a solemn warning to American’s to get vocal on the issue or prepare for the cultural overhaul under way in Canada.

Among the shocking examples of how gay rights extremists are using hate speech laws to silence conservatives is a ruling by a Canadian official that Christian parents who home-school their children can not teach their children that homosexuality is a sin.

Within 2 hours, the video was taken offline by YouTube after it was flagged by a discriminatory individual for “hate speech.”

The video now appears in its original version on MRCTV.

And here is the updated story about the decision to reverse the charge.

Excerpt:

YouTube has reversed its decision to censor the views of a pro-traditional marriage organization after attention was drawn to its removal of a video last week produced by Christian preacher and hard rock drummer Bradlee Dean.

[…]Dean’s video did not attack or demean gays – it addressed serious policy questions raised by actual events and political decisions in Canada. By taking Dean’s video offline, YouTube called into serious question its commitment to “defend everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view” isn’t all that strong when it comes to defending the right of people who hold traditional values.

The situation was all the more worsened by the fact that Dean’s video (which you can now watch on YouTube) was, among other things, denouncing censorship. We’re glad Google has reversed course and stood up for political speech. No matter what your opinion on gay marriage or homosexuality in general is, Dean’s clip didn’t deserve to be removed. His opponents should stick to criticizing his actions rather than trying to censor them.

Rank and file gay people deserve to be treated with respect, and they should treat those who disagree with them with that same respect. We can disagree without having to resort to taking away fundamental rights, like the right to free speech.

One thought on “Youtube reverses decision to ban video critical of gay activism in Canada”

  1. “We can disagree without having to resort to taking away fundamental rights, like the right to free speech.”

    Right, we have a right to speak and not have the government jail us for it. We don’t have a “right” (certainly not in the same sense) to publish our videos on someone else’s Web site. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of Youtube doing things like this, and I agree with you, I don’t like it at all. But however enormous it becomes, Youtube is still (as far as I know) a private business, and should be legally free to make its own decisions.

    Maybe conservatives should create an alternative to Youtube.

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