YouTube Terminates Christian Author Eric Metaxas’ Radio Show
By Movieguide® Staff
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.
“In fact this grotesque attack on free speech emboldens us dramatically in calling out Maoist and Soviet-style tactics for what they are, an expression of deepest fear that the truth can never be silenced. Because it cannot,” Metaxas said.
FINALLY… Youtube decided that because we violated their "community standards" my show has been entirely kicked off their platform. In related news, the CCP and the North Korean govt don't like our videos. So would you PLEASE subscribe to us on @Rumble?https://t.co/vIs0Pn4nFq
— Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) June 1, 2021
Chris Himes, the show’s digital media producer, added: “We got four strikes (three and an initial warning) over the past few months. We were a few days from one of the warnings expiring. So they whacked us.”
Metaxas noted that YouTube permanently banned the account despite the show’s best efforts to continue broadcasting to over 200,000 subscribers.
“We even took down everything that we thought might offend them in the Communist Party, and they still knocked us off totally,” Metaxas said. “They didn’t just take us off for two weeks or something. It’s an extraordinary thing. We’re living through strange times.”
Metaxas is far from the only conservative targeted by YouTube. The video-sharing giant also punished channels including theDove and LifeSiteNews.