Last Thursday, Christian preacher Michael Brown watched as YouTube demonetized over 900 of his videos.
YouTube is claiming that the content of Brown’s videos makes them unsuitable for advertisers; therefore, Brown can not make money off of views of the videos.
“It wasn't individual videos being flagged,” Brown writes at the Christian Post. “It was our account that was flagged. Suddenly, the vast majority of our videos had been demonetized since the content was ostensibly too controversial.”
Brown says that he has lost of 65 percent of the income his ministry was making on YouTube.
In is videos and on his radio show "Ask Dr. Brown," Brown addresses topics of theology, politics and sexual ethics. Some of the videos flagged by YouTube:
"Sarah from Brooklyn" - an 88-year-old Orthodox Jewish woman shares her delight in discovering Dr. Brown’s radio show.
"Some Redemptive Thoughts on Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman" - discussing overcoming racial divisions
"Does God Pray?"
“'Case for Christ' Author Lee Strobel Shares His Testimony":
Brown is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, North Carolina, Director of the Coalition of Conscience, and host of the daily, nationally, syndicated talk radio show, "The Line of Fire," as well as the host of the apologetics TV show, “Answering Your Toughest Questions,” which airs on the NRB TV network.
Brown writes, “Teaching videos were flagged (like the one explaining that the Preface to the King James Version of the Bible refutes King James Onlyism), along with motivational videos (like the one where I talked about how I lost 95 lbs.). All these were flagged, along with the many videos that focused on LGBT issues or radical Islam or politics. Seriously?”
“For months, we've been hearing about the YouTube crackdown on conservative voices,” he concludes, “especially those who have the temerity to confront certain ‘controversial’ issues."
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