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July 6, 2020

Washington, DC – Conservative Clergy of Color’s leadership denounced Google this morning in response to the tech company’s deliberate censorship of The Federalist and ZeroHedge. Google banned both sites from using monetized ads because Google, in its own words, has “strict publisher policies that govern the content ads can run on and explicitly prohibit derogatory content that promotes hatred, intolerance, violence or discrimination based on race from monetizing,”

The leaders of Conservative Clergy of Color –Bishop Aubrey Shines, Rev. Derek McCoy, Rev. MJ Reid, and Pastor Francisco Vega – issued a statement rebuking Google’s discriminatory policies against conservatives and called for immediate change.

The full statement is below:

“As pastors and leaders in our communities, we are appalled by the blatant bigotry and bias against conservative and Christian voices in our country today. We are sickened by the dirty trick Google played against two conservative websites over a simple difference of opinion. We have each experienced such shameful censorship in the form of algorithms that limit our outreach. We have each been put into Facebook or Twitter jail because our words displeased the puppet masters who control the narrative in this country. As Christian ministers and conservatives, we have each personally felt the rebuff of the entities who have bought off politicians, ‘reporters,’ and activists in our country.

Mark us, there is a silent war being waged against diversity of opinion in America, and it’s now come to the doorsteps of ZeroHedge and the Federalist. What we’re seeing today is no different than the methods used by tin pot dictators who suppress dissent and maintain absolute control over their people. One of the greatest things about America is the freedom of speech and thought guaranteed by our Constitution; unfortunately, our country is now under siege by those who would rip this God-given right away from us.

We stand against the radical Left thought police. We stand against tech totalitarianism. We stand against corporate America bowing to the demands of “social justice warriors.” And we call for immediate reform to ensure ALL voices are heard across this great country.”

To reach Conservative Clergy of Color for comment, please contact Will Hadden at [email protected] or call 703.739.5920