A popular video platform has relied on the Southern Poverty Law Center's discredited list of "hate groups" to shut down a pro-family group's account.
Vimeo told the American Family Association (AFA) it will not host an account if the owner is a member of a terror or hate group. AFA Vice President Walker Wildmon says it was a sudden and non-negotiable move.
"In recent weeks they've taken action against our account," he reports. "They've officially shut down American Family Association's video account with no in-depth explanation and no recourse, no way to defend our credibility."
Vimeo did, however, reveal where they got the idea that AFA was allegedly a hate group.
"They've done so based on the Southern Poverty Law Center's reckless labeling of AFA," Wildmon details.
The leftist organization has maintained such a list for a long time that has been used by gunmen to target Family Research Council and Republican lawmakers, but it was successfully challenged by an anti-jihad Muslim who was awarded more than $3 million because he was wrongly listed.
"Vimeo's done great harm to American Family Association by limiting our free speech and basically targeting us based on our religious beliefs," Wildmon asserts, adding that AFA supporters should contact Vimeo about this situation while his organization explores its options.
Vimeo has not responded to OneNewsNow's request for comment.
Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.