The SPLC Strikes Again – Another Christian Group’s Funds Choked Off
In a display of hypocritical intolerance, it seems the liberals are using their influence and “unbiased” judgment to cut off the flow of funds to Christian groups. . . .
PayPal made the news in August of 2017 when it canceled the accounts of so-called “hate groups” who depend on it for donations from readers. CBS reported:
PayPal is taking action against more than three dozen hate groups and other extremist organizations, sources close to the payments company told CBS MoneyWatch on Wednesday. The move follows this weekend’s violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia….
“Regardless of the individual or organization in question, we work to ensure that our services are not used to accept payments or donations for activities that promote hate, violence or racial intolerance,” PayPal said in a statement.
But it’s not just Paypal who is taking direction from the Southern Poverty Law Center:
Other payments companies are also moving to halt business with far-right groups. Discover Financial Services (DFS) told CBS MoneyWatch that it is terminating merchant agreements with hate groups, citing the “violence incited by their extremist views.”
THEIR LATEST VICTIM
Today, the latest round in this wave of liberal kneecapping seems to have again targeted American Vision, a 40-year-old organization whose stated mission is to restore America to its Biblical Foundation.
The organization is an educational ministry that publishes books that promote the Christian worldview, and which also challenge atheism and humanism at their foundations to show how untenable they are. They are a major thorn in the side of liberals because they teach that keeping God and Christian values in government are the keys to liberty.
Its President issued a public announcement on Facebook this morning:
Dear American Vision readers, listeners, and donors,
We need your help. It appears that American Vision’s financial support system is under attack from anti-Christian forces. This morning I was informed that another major online payment service, Stripe Payments, refuses to allow American Vision to use its services for donations due to our alleged violation of its Terms of Service. This constitutes a major setback to our recurring donations and to future finances.
This is now the FOURTH major company or service to terminate with us for the same reason. It began with Amazon Smile, which rejected us from its charitable services program because American Vision is listed on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s ridiculous and notoriously biased “hate group” list which is used to target conservative Christian organizations who dare to stand up for truth, liberty, and justice.
When the organization attempts to reach out to Stripe Payments for resolution, they report that they are facing resistance: “With rare exception, their letters to us allege only a vague, unspecified infraction. When we reach out for an explanation, all communication is abruptly dropped. Were it legitimate, the only way we could fix any infraction is if they would actually tell us what it is.”
In other words, they don’t want to help restore the group’s ability to collect donations.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If reading this elevates your blood pressure any, then why not consider sending a small donation of $20 to American Vision in a show of solidarity?
You do double duty: you bolster a besieged Christian group, and since your contribution is tax-deductible, you also stick it to the tax man by reducing how much he can extract from you.
It’s win-win. Here are the instructions for sending money (either a one-time payment by check, or recurring through your bank):
Here is WHAT YOU CAN DO:
The best thing you can do is to send us your recurring monthly donations in the form of MONTHLY BILL PAY THROUGH YOUR BANK. Simply list American Vision as a bill in your bill pay system, and the bank will cut automatic monthly checks to us on your behalf.
Make sure to have checks sent to American Vision, P.O. Box 611, Braselton, GA 30517.
Online donations might still work for now. Click here to make an online donation for most any amount you want, if it’s still possible.