Christians be warned. Vimeo will censor you if it doesn’t like what you have to say. The video sharing company has a net worth of about $2.8 billion and about 170 million users. But its “heavy-handed censorship” is growing, too.
In 2020, Vimeo branded the American Family Association a “terror or hate group” and shut its account down. AFA’s Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano noted that the Bible teaches that sex outside of marriage and homosexuality are sinful and Vimeo characterized this as “hate.”
Vimeo censors have often targeted Christian content including biblical teaching on sex and testimonies of people who left homosexuality.
It ordered Pure Passion Ministries (PPM) to take down testimonies from former homosexuals. When PPM founder David Kyle Foster asked why these were a violation, he was told: “To put it plainly, we don’t believe that homosexuality requires a cure and we don’t allow videos on our platform that espouse this point of view. Please remove any and all videos that discuss homosexuality as a condition requiring healing.” Later, Vimeo closed down PPM’s account and yanked the entire video catalog.