YouTube Removes Christian Movie Trailer About Homosexuality
Evangelist Ray Comfort has many video clips on YouTube showcasing his trademark style of sharing the Gospel with strangers on the street. But Comfort’s latest project, a scripted film about the biblical view of homosexuality titled Audacity, has been removed from YouTube because of violations.
Over 130,000 people have viewed the trailer, but anyone visiting today will see the following message displayed:
This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube’s policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content.
Comfort told The Blaze that he believes someone at YouTube did not like the content of the video and pulled it down. He said, “Watch the two-minute trailer and see if you can find spam, a scam or anything commercially deceptive.”
A synopsis of the film appears online: “Audacity uses a unique approach to address a very sensitive subject in contemporary society. Regardless of your views on homosexuality, you’ll gain fresh insights and a new perspective.” Comfort explained further:
The foundation for the gay argument is that homosexuals (like people of color) are born that way, and like someone’s race, should never be discriminated against. The trailer shows a number of people changing their minds about homosexuals being born that way because I asked them two simple questions. It’s pretty unnerving for the ‘I can’t help being gay argument,’ and so they decided to censor us. Or to put it another way, they discriminated against us because of our religion.
The Blaze received a statement from YouTube with a possible explanation of why it was taken down: “While we don’t comment on individual videos, YouTube does have strict spam and metadata policies. If a video is flagged by our community that violates these policies it is removed.”
Now, the trailer is hosted at Vimeo. Watch below: