“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,” said Pastor John MacArthur in a recent sermon.
YouTube, which by providing free “airtime” for everyone on Earth has become the new media, has labeled his words “hate speech.” That is, XX and XY is not scientific or true, or reality. It is forbidden speech. As determined by YouTube, curators of global speech.
MacArthur spoke on Jan. 16 about Biblical gender as part of a campaign to draw attention to legislation in Canada that would silence pastors who dare to speak truthfully about homosexual issues. It could mandate five years in prison for pastors deemed hostile to the homosexual agenda. He encouraged pastors around the nation to stand together and preach against a growing assault on biological science, reality, creation and God. Nor did he suggest ostracism or hate. MacArthur said the resistance should be driven by love and a desire for all to be what God created them to be.
“Our team has reviewed your content, and, unfortunately, we think it violates our hate speech policy,” YouTube wrote. “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.’”
YouTube doesn’t even know if there was a violation. Their “team” just “think” there was, thus dodging accountability for banning any opposition to transgenderism on their platform.
Todd Starnes reports that Jenna Ellis, special counsel for the Thomas More Society, condemned YouTube’s blocking of the pastor’s sermon. “The big tech oligarchy in the United States is implementing the equivalent of Canada’s insane law by censoring truth and the right of pastors to teach the Bible,” she told me. “If Americans don’t stop big tech, this new Regime will circumvent the Constitution to foreclose our fundamental rights to speak and exercise religion and the impact will be devastating. “I stand with John MacArthur and all pastors across the world who are simply standing firm and teaching biblical truth and I will continue to fight to protect the Church in America,” Elllis said