YouTube has removed a trailer for an upcoming
movie, and the filmmaker is charging it’s “because of our religion.”
The trailer promotes Christian apologist Ray Comfort’s film “Audacity,” which challenges the belief that
homosexuality is unchangeable.
According to Comfort’s
Facebook page, YouTube explained in a message: “This video has been
removed as a violation of YouTube’s policy against spam, scams, and
commercially deceptive content.”
Comfort has invited the public to view the trailer on the movie’s website and “see if it’s spam, a
scam or has commercially deceptive content.”
The trailer already had collected more than 130,000 views in less than three
“This is such an irony,” Comfort said. “Last year YouTube
sent us a trophy which said
‘Congratulations for Surpassing 100,000 Subscribers.’ So I
suspect that someone within their company with a differing worldview watched
it, and didn’t like what they saw.”
Comfort said the “foundation for the gay argument is that
they (like people of color) are born that way, and like someone’s race, should
never be discriminated against.”
“The trailer shows a number of people changing their minds
about homosexuals being born that way, because I asked them two simple
questions. It’s pretty unnerving for the ‘I can’t help being gay argument,’ and
so they decided to censor us. Or to put it another way, they discriminated
against us because of our religion.”
Comfort described the trailer as a “John the Baptist,” a
“voice in the wilderness preparing the way for the movie.”
“YouTube played Herod and brought down the axe,” he said.
“It’s interesting to note that John’s end came because he also spoke up about
Herod’s illicit sex.”
In response to WND’s request for a comment, the “Google Press
Team” said, “While we don’t comment on individual videos, YouTube does have
strict spam and metadata policies. If a video is flagged by our community that
violates these policies it is removed.”
“Audacity,” he said, is “a scripted movie containing
unscripted interviews showing pro-gay people changing their minds on whether or
not homosexuals are born that way, because they were asked two simple
In the movie, Peter (Travis Owens), is an aspiring comedian
who confronts stage fright and a challenge to his moral convictions. Peter must
decide whether he will stand up for what he believes, even if it means losing a
friendship. And he faces a harrowing life-or-death experience.
Comfort acknowledged the topic of homosexuality is
“I didn’t want to make this. After making films about
abortion and evolution, people kept asking for one that addressed the issue of
homosexuality – because most Christians were very uncomfortable about how to
deal with it and not sound hateful. But I adamantly said that it wasn’t going
to happen. Anyone who spoke against homosexuality was instantly vilified, and nobody
But Comfort explained the concept for the film arose by pure
“Around April 2014, I was with a friend in Huntington Beach
in California, when I saw two girls walking towards us kissing each other. I
asked if they would like to be on camera, and to my surprise they said that
they would. These two ladies gave me an amazing 14-minute interview about gay
marriage, the morality of homosexuality, and the gospel … and they ended up
thanking me for not being judgmental. Yet I hadn’t compromised the gospel even
slightly. It was as though God had dropped the foundation for a movie into my
“He wrote back, ‘Wow, wow, wow!!!!’ I quickly called a
meeting, and after just over a year later, we have what we believe is a very
timely movie,” Comfort said.
Comfort understands he will be accused of “hating”
homosexuals. But he believes the “frustrating” accusation provides an opening
“Someone wrote to me, ‘Please please please release
‘Audacity’ as soon as possible. Christians need to be equipped to handle the
subject of homosexuality. I found an article on my Facebook newsfeed portraying
Christians in an extremely negative way. … I have faith in the film, that it
will help awaken people.’
“A Christian doesn’t hate anyone, and yet we are being
painted with a wide and nasty brush by a sin-loving world. One of these people
recently wrote to me and said that it was virtually impossible to be a Bible
believing Christian and not be ‘homophobic.’ The frustration is there because I
can understand his reasoning. Scripture is very clear on the issue.”
Comfort says Christians can communicate their beliefs
effectively without being disrespectful.
Asked to respond to critics who call the film “intolerant,”
Comfort countered: “I would say not to make that judgment until they see the
movie. I think that even the LGBT community is going to be surprised, because
it’s not what they’re expecting. They are going to see that we didn’t want to
stereotype or vilify homosexuals.”
At the same time, Comfort urges Christians to remain true to
“My opinion is irrelevant. What matters is what God’s Word
says on the subject. This is another area covered in depth by ‘Audacity.’ The
issue of homosexuality is putting a chasm between those who love God and those
who don’t. You cannot separate God from His Word,” he said.
“But the movie goes even deeper using an opening scene that
shows that those who speak the truth in love, speak the truth because they are
motivated by love.”
Comfort said he believes the film “has the power to change
this culture (through the gospel), and even bring healing between the church
and the LGBT community.”
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America Foundation, was a funder
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participant (think tank).
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