Appeals Court To Rehear Vimeo Ex-Gay Torture Case

The Christian Post reports:

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, based in New York City, has agreed to rehear the case of Pastor James Domen v. Vimeo en banc. The lawsuit comes after the streaming service Vimeo suspended the account of Jim Domen, a pastor who leads the California-based nonprofit organization Church United, for posting videos highlighting the stories of five individuals who left the LGBT community to pursue their Christian faith.

The announcement that the entire Second Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case comes four months after a three-judge panel on the appellate court sided with Vimeo, ruling that the pastor cannot sue the streaming service for terminating his account. Domen alleged that he was “canceled because of my faith” as well as his status as a former homosexual. “It was so targeted. It was so evident that it was a direct assault on my faith. Not only my story, but all these other former LGBTQ people.”

Read the full article. My report on the initial suit is here. Vimeo banned ex-gay torture advocacy in 2014.