“Another prominent video hosting site is cracking down on content supporting therapy for unwanted homosexual attraction, according to the California-based nonprofit Church United.
The group, which is dedicated to ‘equip(ping) pastors as culture-changers’ via events in which they ‘hear high-profile leaders share about the current spiritual crisis,’ revealed last week that on November 23 the website Vimeo notified Church United founder and pastor Jim Domen that the group had 24 hours to download copies of all 89 of its videos before the account would be permanently shut down.
At issue were five videos on the subject of Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE), particularly controversial California legislation that was withdrawn in August but would have banned virtually any form of treatment for unwanted same-sex attraction. The videos featured Dormen and other pastors, as well as personal stories from ex-homosexuals who attest that such change is possible with the right help.
‘Your account has been removed by the Vimeo Staff for violating our Guidelines,’ Vimeo’s message stated, on the grounds that the website ‘does not allow videos that harass, incite hatred, or include discriminatory or defamatory speech.’
‘However, none of Church United’s videos do what Vimeo Staff claimed,’ Church United said. ‘They only happen to share a different opinion on such matters.'”