John Hagee Alledges A Copyright Claim On His Prayer For War-Update

25May

In 2012, shortly after posting our video "John Hagee with Benny Hinn:  Praying For War In The Name of Jesus" (you can still watch the video on our site), John Hagee Ministries (JHM) forced YouTube (part of Google) to remove it, claiming they had the copyright on the prayer, offered by Hagee at the end of the program, This Is Your Day, hosted by Benny Hinn. that was used in our video.  How does a prayer offered to God in public, and aired on commercial TV, have a claim to a copyright? The copyright on the whole program actually belongs to Benny Hinn Ministries from the 2003 show where the Un-Christlike prayer was uttered.  We're grateful that we caused some feather ruffling in the radical Christian Zionist camp after getting over 25,000 views on YouTube in less than a month.   In this podcast we also talk about another potentially dangerous phenomena, coming in on the radar screen, known as Messianic Christianity, where God is being promoted as a racist.  The Messianic movement is converting Christians into followers of Judaism. PS, May, 2017: We have learned about "Fair Use" laws that allow the use of coprighted material without permission of the copyright holder, for purposes like educational criticism. We have released a new video, "Challenging A War Willing Church" to YouTube that contains Hagee's "War Prayer."

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  • WHTT Reader

    Why don’t you all file a DMCA Counter-claim? YouTube would have to restore your video and it’s doubtful that Hagee would sue.

    Apr 3, 2012 at 8:41 pm
  • whtt

    We wish it was a simple matter to file a counter-claim. A trailer of our newest documentary, “Christian Zionism: The Tragedy and The Turning, Part 1″ was kicked off our YouTube site by a former employee who claimed that he held the copyright. It took months to get the trailer reinstalled by Google. And, we hold a copyright on that video. It’s much easier to create another zinger video to test Mr. Hagee’s “Christian” love and tolerance. - Tom Compton, WHTT

    Apr 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm