John Hagee, Medina Pullings, And Benny Hinn Get YouTube To Shutdown A Christian Account! Oh Gee, I Wonder Why?!?!
Posted by Job on July 2, 2008
I will worship the Lord in the midst of such petty persecution. If this is the worst that comes in my life I got off easy.
YouTube sent me the following message today:
This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification claiming that this material is infringing:
Who is the Sower Jesus spoke of?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvY5uQ6QNtI
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It was the video related to this post: John Hagee Fails to Know the Sower For the Sake of Prosperity. (Video)
Which displayed how John Hagee twisted the parable of the sower in his efforts to promote the false prosperity doctrine. It does not matter that he removed the video, because I wrote the details in text anyway, in case this might occur.
The video was only about 30 seconds in length and was part of one of his 30 minute TV broadcasts and that 30 minutes was part of a multi-part series he was giving on his false prosperity doctrine. So I feel a 30 second clip was WELL within Fair Use guidelines. I was using the video for non-profit educational purposes only, I never charged anyone to see it and made it freely available on YouTube and allowed others to share and embed it on their sites if they desired. So I will exercise the option to counter the claim made against the video.
This was the third time these pimps have cried that a video I uploaded exposed them as false teachers on YouTube. First Benny Hinn, then Medina S. Pullings and now John Hagee. So YouTube has suspended my account.
We’ll see if my counter to the claim under Fair Use for a 30 second video is successful. Also I hear e-mails by YouTube users to firstname.lastname@example.org sometimes helps in getting an account restored. (My account ID was IndependentConserv.) However I’m not really overly concerned if the account is never restored. Because as many of you know, I’ve been warning everyone to have more than YouTube as an option and you might already know I had not used YouTube for uploading anything in some time. I’ve been using another service instead and will continue using others if YouTube is not an option.
But while the YouTube account is gone, so are all videos I uploaded there. (The playlists still appear to work though.) As I’ve mentioned in the past, I only use sites like YouTube as a secondary video dump, to save myself bandwidth expenses. I knew the pimps would get it shut down one day and honestly it took them way longer than I expected. And in the time the account was up, the Lord allowed me to see MANY come to see the deception being played on saints in the Lord’s name and receive MANY testimonies from people who learned from the videos to stop following pimps.
So glory to God through Jesus Christ, the mission was more than accomplished before the pimps could shut anything down. The Lord’s will be done!