Sermon on Biblical Sexuality “Hate Speech”

Pastor MacArthur

“Pastor MacArthur delivered a message Sunday about Biblical sexuality–part of a nationwide campaign to draw attention to Canadian legislation that would silence pastors on LGBT issues. Five years in prison for pastors who preach against the LGBT agenda. So Pastor MacArthur encouraged pastors around the nation to stand in solidarity by preaching from their pulpits about biblical teachings regarding LGBT issues. ‘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,’ MacArthur said from the pulpit. ‘This notion that you are something other than your biology is a cultural construct intended as an assault on God. The only way you can address it, honestly, is to say, God made you and God made you exactly the way He wanted you to be. You are not only fighting God in His physical creation, you are fighting God in His sovereignty. You are fighting God in His spiritual relationship to you,’ he explained. ‘This is a war on God.’ But YouTube removed the clip and sent me a message saying the pastor’s sermon was hate speech. ‘Our team has reviewed your content, and, unfortunately, we think it violates our hate speech policy,’ YouTube wrote to me. ‘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.” In other words, YouTube affirmed the Canadian law by banning any opposition to transgenderism on their platform. Jenna Ellis, special counsel for the Thomas More Society Special Counsel that successfully represented Pastor MacArthur when Los Angeles ordered his church to shut down during the pandemic, said, ‘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.’”

“YouTube Declares,” Todd Cast, Jan. 19, 2022