Two months ago, controversial Arizona pastor Steven Anderson, the firebrand KJV-Onlyist from Faithful word Baptist Church in Tempe, AZ, was permanently banned from YouTube, having his entire operation shut down accross multiple accounts. Not only did he lose years of content, but he reported he was prohibited from accessing, possessing, or creating any other YouTube accounts.
Anderson has the dubious distinction of being banned from 34 countries, including every English-speaking developed country. You don’t get to say things like “If I had a button right here on this pulpit, I could just push this button and every fag would just fall over dead. I would push it until it breaks,” without raising a few eyebrows.
Prior to being “burninated,” Anderson’s YouTube pages had uploaded nearly 7000 videos, which were watched by more than 135,000 subscribers, and resulting in over 100 million views.
At the time we reached out to him and asked what his intentions were, and he said:
My staff and I will start approximately 10 new YouTube channels in the next couple of days, each using unique phone numbers and email addresses. None of them will contain the words “faithful word Baptist church” or “Steven Anderson” in their names, and we will re-upload all the videos to those channels according to topic.
I have most of them backed up, but lots of other people have them backed up as well. People are uploading scores of my videos to YouTube per day and will continue to do so. I also am personally going to be uploading hundreds of videos to YouTube over the next few weeks.”
Anderson was successful for a while and made good on his promise. Since July he had his staff and followers post them on smaller channels, none including his name, but usually something nondescript to the effect of “Baptist preacher preaches hard against feminism” or “Not Broadcasting People’s Sins.”
His team created and launched channels such as JTankentaur 2000, I Baptist, The Son of Uri, Daily Baptist, Jonah 3:2, Servis Flame Zone, Baptist Burner, and Preserving the Word, along with likely a dozen others which have yet to be discovered – a testament to the dedication he and his followers have in spreading his influence and preaching.
This naturally attracted the attention of “The
Friendly Unfriendly Atheist” who made a spreadsheet to track Andeson’s progress and spread, cataloging as many of his moves as possible.
Once all this information was gathered, the Atheist handed it over to YouTube who brought down the hammer of injustice and promptly banned all the new accounts that had been discovered.
The Atheist is also coming after the companies that handle Anderson’s online payment systems for donations to his website, seeking to have them drop Anderson on the charge of being a hate group, and no longer process his payments.
Anderson, though highly peeved and annoyed, is undeterred. In comments given exclusively to Protestia, he declared:
Every time our church creates a new account, it gets deleted within a few weeks. There are so many other channels mirroring my preaching [though] that they’ll never be able to get rid of it all. We plan to keep creating new accounts, every week if necessary. Every time they kill us, we simply respawn.
[As far as payments go] We have already had literally eight companies cancel us, many whom specialize in church donations. Apparently one viewpoint is allowed in America today, and it isn’t the biblical point of view.
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