A Christian pastor had his podcast demoted on Apple iTunes because he asked that people pray for President Trump.
According to CBN News, Pastor James MacDonald had his podcast, “Walk in the Word,” dropped from the Top 25 chart completely within 24 hours of him posting a prayer on Facebook for President Trump.
“In the past the podcast had never dipped below the Top 40, within 24 hours it wasn’t even making the Top 200,” reports CBN
The word “shadowbanning” has been the common buzzword lately with the liberal publication VICE admitting that Twitter hinders conservative speech behind closed doors.
Speaking with CBN, MacDonald said that he wasn’t “Donald Trump’s biggest fan,” only that he found the administration “worthy of our gratitude and prayerful support.”
Dan Sumpter, global creative director of Harvest Church, says the sudden drop of MacDonald’s podcast looks oddly suspicious.
“Over the course of analyzing this strange change, someone brought to our attention that the change correlated almost exactly with a Facebook post made by Pastor James calling for Christians to pray for the President as he selected his nominee to replace Justice Kennedy,” said Sumpter.
“We saw no material change in our data on the back end. And, in fact, some of our most important numbers have been higher. Nothing has declined. It seems more likely that there’s something going on here that only Apple can answer.”
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, told CBN News he “wasn’t surprised” by the sudden drop and that “people are tired of this left-wing initiative effort to silence conservatives.”
As noted by LifeNews, this apparent shadowban is par for the course for Apple and big tech companies.
“From encouraging users to donate to SPLC to selling anti-Trump video games, the company seems bent on distributing a liberal agenda,” reports the outlet. “While they refuse to respond to MacDonald’s request for an explanation, their silence speaks volumes.”