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YouTube Censors Pastor John MacArthur’s Sermon Over Biblical View of Sexuality

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YouTube Censors Pastor John MacArthur’s Sermon Over Biblical View of Sexuality

By Movieguide® Staff

YouTube recently censored a sermon by Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, CA, due to alleged “hate speech.”

In the sermon, MacArthur addressed biblically based sexuality in response to Canada’s new legislation, Bill C-4. The bill seeks to effectively ban biblical teachings on sexuality like Genesis’s clear statement that they are two genders, male and female.

According to Liberty Coalition Canada, the bill is vague and could be used for “the criminal prosecution of Christians who would speak biblical truth into the lives of those in bondage to sexual sins like homosexuality and transgenderism.”

“There is no such thing as transgender. You are either XX or XY, that’s it. God made man male and female. That is determined genetically, that is physiology, that is science, that is reality,” MacArthur taught on Jan. 16. “On the one hand, the reality of that lie and deception is so damaging, so destructive, so isolating, so corrupting that it needs to be confronted, but on the other hand, that confrontation can’t exaggerate what already exists, which is a sense of feeling isolated in relationships.”

McArthur continued: “This notion that you are something other than your biology is a cultural construct intended as an assault on God. The only way you can address it, honestly, is to say, ‘God made you and God made you exactly the way He wanted you to be. You are not only fighting God in His physical creation, you are fighting God in His sovereignty. You are fighting God in His spiritual relationship to you. This is a war on God.”

YouTube promptly removed MacArthur’s sermon.

“Our team has reviewed your content, and, unfortunately, we think it violates our hate speech policy,” YouTube said, according to conservative speaker Todd Starnes. “We’ve removed the following content from YouTube: ‘There is no such thing as transgender. You are either XX or XY. That’s it. – Pastor John MacArthur.'”

“In other words, YouTube affirmed the Canadian law by banning any opposition to transgenderism on their platform,” Starnes wrote on his blog. “Americans should be preparing for a time when pastors and religious leaders will face persecution for teaching the Word of God.”

YouTube has previously censored other conservative commentators, including Eric Metaxas.

Movieguide® previously reported:

YouTube censorship strikes against conservatives again! This time, the video-sharing platform removed New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas’s radio channel.

The outspoken Christian and conservative announced in a Facebook post that YouTube took down his radio program after he allegedly violated community policy.

“In regards to YouTube terminating my radio show channel, it’s been clear to us for some time that they wanted to wipe us out,” Metaxas wrote in a post on Facebook.

“So although we have done our very best to comply with their creepy Marxist’ community standards’ they nonetheless seem to have been digging into some of our older videos to find things they could use against us. As their uncredited hero Stalin infamously said, ‘Show me the man and I will find you the crime,’” Metaxas continued.

Metaxas, known for writing biographies about Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther, acknowledged the financial toll the ban would take but said that he is proud to speak the truth.

“The loss to us financially is devastating, but when you are speaking truth at a time such as this you cannot be daunted by such things,” Metaxas said. “None of my heroes ever were and by God’s grace I never will be. We trust that what we are doing is right and we will not be silenced.”

Metaxas called out Big Tech and the broad attack on free speech, noting that people need to keep proclaiming the truth.