God is good! I wasn't quite sure what I was going to post about but I figured I should probably put something up, so to stall the inevitable, I decided to check my email first. In it was an email with a petition to YouTube to pull some videos that someone has posted that show the various ways that he desecrates the Eucharist. YouTube has not removed the videos as of yet. Here is the plea from Robert E. Ritchie from America Needs Fatima. The link will take you to the America Needs Fatima website where you can send your plea to YouTube to remove these videos.
8,201 people in 7 days have respectfully asked YouTube to remove videos that show the Holy Eucharist being desecrated, including one being flushed down a toilet.
I strongly believe these videos violate YouTube's hate policies. They are sacrilegious and demeaning to God, to Catholics and to the Roman Catholic faith. At first, it seemed YouTube heard us. The videos were pulled yesterday morning. However, by the afternoon, the videos were back! That's why we're turning our petition into a protest!
Click the first link on the page.
Click here to go to the website.
Please go here to send your NEW protest message to YouTube. By YouTube seemingly resolved to give a platform to these host desecration videos, many Catholics will reasonably conclude they agree with these videos deep anti-Catholic bias. After all, it seems that YouTube has removed videos with content offensive to Jews and Muslims.
For example, a video showing a teenager urinating on the Holocaust memorial was pulled. So was the trailer to a Dutch documentary that claims that Islam inspires intolerance, murder and terror.
But videos with the Holy Eucharist being desecrated seem to be OK. In my opinion, this is a double standard. I know you will not accept this. And that is why I ask you to send your NEW protest message to YouTube.
As I said, our petition has spread like wildfire, 18,201 people have signed on in just 7 days. Other Catholic sites and groups have joined us, which reminds me of the protest we did against e-Bay auctioning consecrated hosts online. We won that one! E-bay changed its policy and no longer facilitates the sale of consecrated hosts.
This victory spurs me to action, to reach out to millions more Catholics out of the one billion Catholics worldwide. Ultimately, I hope 100,000 people sign this new protest message to YouTube.
Will you help do it by passing on this message to your friends and family?
"28,692 people have petitioned YouTube to pull the Host Desecration from its site. But they refuse to comply.
Just yesterday, YouTube removed a video called "Welcome to Saudi Britain" which asks viewers to petition the British government NOT to accept Sharia (Islam) law in Britain.
Contradiction -- YouTube removes an anti-Islam video, but keeps 43 videos showing desecration of the Holy Eucharist in horrible ways -- one was flushed down the toilet!
What should we do in response?
Well, besides expanding our YouTube protest, it's time to appeal to a higher court: to God in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.
That's why I'm doing an act of reparation in front of the Blessed Sacrament.
Will you join me?
The intention is to do reparation for the 43 desecration on YouTube, for all sacrilege against the Holy Eucharist, and for whatever intentions are in your heart.
Thank you for praying with me, and please continue countering the desecration videos on YouTube by seeing the action items below.
Robert E. Ritchie
P.S. Go here to let me know that you will offer reparation in front of the Blessed Sacrament for the 43 desecration videos on YouTube. And I'll keep you posted.
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Four point action plan to protest the Host desecration videos on YouTube:
1) Go to user fsmdude (person who posted the videos) YouTube channel and flag all his videos. Right under the video window is the link to FLAG. Next choose "hateful or Abusive Content." Next Choose the sub-section – "promotes hatred or violence."
Next choose "Religion" as the "group attacked." Next type in your specific reason, such as "he is desecrating what Catholics hold sacred. YouTube just removed an anti-Sharia video, so why the double standard?"
2) Call YouTube (Google owns YouTube). Dial 650-253-0000, then press 0 for a live person. Tell them, in polite yet firm terms, how upset you are with the 43 desecration videos posted by user fsmdude. Ask them to remove his videos and pledge never to allow such videos again.
3) Send a fax to YouTube/Google 650-253-0001 telling them, in polite yet firm terms, how upset you are with the 43 desecration videos posted by user fsmdude. Ask them to remove his videos and pledge never to allow such videos again.
4) Pass on this 4 point action plan to all your friends and family members. In numbers there is strength. "