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12/14/2007

GodTube against 'gays' yet loves 'fags'

by Jeremy Hooper

Wanna see something disgusting? Well look at this. Last night we were tipped off that the GodTube Christian video site was allowing a video that used the word "fag":

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We were surprised, as we thought their technology would automatically edit this word, since we'e tried to use the word "gay" before and have seen it banned. So as a test, we proceeded to make this comment at the bottom of the above video:

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And guess which words got automatically edited and which did not:

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Yes, that's right -- "gay" gets banned as is it a curse word; "fag" and "dyke" are totally fine! Clearly SOMEONE had to have inputted the code and made the choice of which words to ban and which to allow. It's quite telling what their mind deemed offensive, and what it found kosher (in the figurative if not the gefilte fish sense).

But then again, these are the same folks who listen to queer condemnations with open ears, yet close themselves off to just about anything that comes out of the mouth of an actual gay person. Perhaps we should be glad they deem us worthy enough to speak at all.

RETURNING TO SODOM [GodTube]

**UPDATE: GodTube has deleted all of our comments on this video. We've posted this one; we're sure it'll be deleted within minutes:

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Your thoughts

I have run into the same problem with GodTube. I posted a comment to a video on a street preacher bleating his heart out at a LGBT film festival. I wasn’t vulgar (at least I thought I was) but the originator of the video has felt it necessary to remove every one of my posts because I had the nerve to question/confront them on their (the kindest thing I can say is) flawed logic.

Posted by: gordon_freeman42 | Dec 14, 2007 1:09:34 PM

It's interesting that since I went back yesterday I’ve found a lot of my comments also removed, not from this video in question but a number of other anti-gay related videos. Its nothing new but it had seemed for a while that god tube had moved beyond that childish need to control every thought that was added to there site. I flagged the video as inappropriate but I doubt anything will be done about it. I remember last year e-mailing god tube about the ridiculous nature of censoring the word gay while so many other derogatory terms were allowed. The e-mail I got back said they blocked the word gay out in order to avoid "conflict" and hate full commenting. Because heaven knows fag is a much more appropriate way of having a respectful conversation.

While the tag and video description are disturbing what takes the cake is the users profile. http://www.godtube.com/uprofile.php?UID=216045
No wonder he thinks fag is an appropriate choice of words.

"The RETURNING TO SODOM & Shiite Muslims Enjoy Satanic Ritual Abuse were BOTH banned by YouTube!! Strangely, the Sodom one is still up on the original channel on YouTube (randyvild), but when I added it to my channel with his approval it was immediately attacked, fagged (or is that flagged? - LOL:)) and DELETED by YouTube fag admins."

Posted by: Patrick B | Dec 14, 2007 3:21:36 PM

Thanks for tipping us off to this, Patrick. It's extremely telling the way the far-right detests conversation and dissenting opinions. 'One News Now' is another one who will often delete your comments simply because they are pro-gay. And of course few of the opposition's sites and blogs even allow for commenting at all.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Dec 14, 2007 6:22:39 PM

gay, gay, gay, gay,gay, gay, gay, gay,gay, gay, gay, gay,

Posted by: James | Dec 14, 2007 6:49:16 PM

I DONT THINK ANYTHING IS WRONG WITH GODTUBE IT HAS TOUCHED MY LIFE SO SHUT UP.YOU NEED 2 STOP DOWNIN IT JUST CUZ THAY DONT WANT YOUR VIDEOS. JUST HAV FUN LISTENIN 2 DA MUSIC. (AND IN THA BIBLE IT SAYS NO SAME SEX MARRIGES AND STUFF!) OR HAV YOU NO READ THE WHOLE BIBLE.

Posted by: SHA | Apr 25, 2008 4:09:59 PM

IT SAYS IN THE BIBLE NOT TO BE IN A SAME SEX RELATIONSHIP. IF YOU DONT BELEVE ME TRY READING THE BIBLE.

Posted by: SHAY | Apr 25, 2008 4:12:24 PM

Oh, Shay. Where to begin?

Posted by: G-A-Y | Apr 25, 2008 4:16:45 PM

Hey guys.. I just wantted to express that GodTube is not about you, it's about God, and worshiping him.. If you want it about you, go to youtube.. and.. not all Christians block out gays, and don't listen to them.. I'm a Christian, and i have friends that are gay and I have no problem with it.

Posted by: Ryan | Aug 4, 2008 8:46:03 PM

"Oh, Shay. Where to begin?"

"Mockers in the last days walking after their own ungodly lusts" - Jude

"Sodom and Gomorrha are set forth forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire"- Jude 1

Sooner or later time runs out for mockers.

Posted by: Sons of Thunder | Nov 3, 2008 9:49:27 PM

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