Bestselling Author Dr. Michael Youssef: YouTube’s Banning of LifeSiteNews is Bullying—Part of the ‘Wokeness Religion’

Newest Book Says ‘Wokeness is a Religion Without Grace or Mercy’

February 15, 2021

ATLANTA — Last week, it was reported that YouTube has banned the website LifeSiteNews from its popular video-sharing platform and removed all of its pro-life videos, causing the site to lose more than 300,000 followers of their channel.

Back in November 2020, YouTube suspended the website over a video titled “Catholic Christmas traditions to instill faith in your kids.” The video was also tagged with a “medical misinformation” stamp before YouTube removed the video. 

In response to the banning of the LifeSiteNews YouTube channel, Dr. Michael Youssef, author of “Hope for This Present Crisis,” which releases on March 2, 2021, pointed out how this is an example of wokeness bullying. “Wokeness is a religion. It has no God, but it has all the other trappings of a bullying, self-righteous, pharisaic religion. It demands absolute faith and mindless obedience. It has creeds and dogmas that no one dares to violate. Its doctrines can change without warning, and any who don’t get the memo will be stoned as heretics.”

“People who transgress the rules of the wokeness religion may spend a lifetime atoning for their sin – but they’ll never be forgiven. Wokeness is a religion without grace or mercy.”

In“Hope for This Present Crisis,” Dr. Michael Youssef provides a diagnosis of the insanity of the current culture and a concise seven-step prescription for restoring sanity to a world gone mad. The new book, which is available to pre-order through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BAM,, and Leading The Way,

Dr. Michael Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States and fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and Fuller Theological Seminary in California, with a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He founded The Church of The Apostles which was the launching pad for Leading The Way’s international ministry. Dr. Youssef has authored more than 40 books, including popular titles like “Jesus, Jihad and Peace” and “Saving Christianity?”  

Dr. Youssef is the host of the popular TV and radio broadcast Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, which airs more than 13,000 times every week across six continents in 26 languages—reaching audiences in nearly every major city in the world. His programs attract tens of millions of viewers weekly in the U.S. on major TV networks, including TBN, Daystar, Fox Business, Lifetime, GOD TV, CTN, NRB TV, and more.

Equipped with a keen understanding of the Bible, the Middle East, sociological trends in the Western world, and popular Christian worldview issues, Dr. Youssef is a sought-after voice whose expertise is regularly requested on both secular and Christian media, including Huckabee, Fox & Friends, Eric Metaxas, The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Christian Post, Fox News, Hannity, Glenn Beck, The 700 Club, and more. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and ten grandchildren.

Hope for This Present Crisis” is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House.


To interview Dr. Michael Youssef and to receive a review copy of Hope for This Present Crisis,” contact, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.