Ex-Gays Sue Vimeo Over Ban On Ex-Gay Torture Clips

Via press release from Christian Newswire:

Tyler & Bursch, LLP, has filed a complaint against Vimeo on behalf of Church United and its founder, Pastor Jim Domen. Church United is a religious non-profit dedicated to helping pastors and churches respond to cultural issues in their communities.

Church United’s Vimeo account, storing 89 of the organization’s videos, was terminated in November of 2018 due to an alleged violation of Vimeo’s guidelines. Upon termination, the media platform disclosed that they do not “allow videos that harass, incite hatred, or include discriminatory or defamatory speech.”

The content in question are a select five videos that discuss Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) and Assembly Bill 2943, which would have expanded California’s prohibition of SOCE, but was later retracted because of organizations like Church United’s efforts.

Other video segments included Pastor Domen [photo], a former homosexual himself, as well as other ex-homosexuals, sharing their experiences with SOCE and attesting to how it has positively impacted their lives; none of the media content discriminates or speaks negatively about the LGBT community.

Vimeo responded to their complaint with a letter noting that all ex-gay videos have been banned from their platform since 2014. Tyler & Bursch is the legal arm of Advocates For Faith & Freedom.