Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Cowards who run GoFundMe Discriminate Against Christians and Religious Freedom

The Christian Post reported:

  • Fundraising site GoFundMe has closed the account that was set up to raise money for Aaron and Melissa Klein, Christians and former owners of a bakery in Gresham, Oregon, who were ordered by a judge Friday to pay a fine of $135,000 for declining to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian marriage ceremony. "After careful review by our team, we have found the 'Support Sweet Cakes By Melissa' campaign to be in violation of our Terms and Conditions," Oregon Live quoted the site as saying in a statement.  "The money raised thus far will still be made available for withdrawal. While a different campaign was recently permitted for a pizzeria in Indiana, no laws were violated and the campaign remained live. However, the subjects of the 'Support Sweet Cakes By Melissa' campaign have been formally charged by local authorities and found to be in violation of Oregon state law concerning discriminatory acts. Accordingly, the campaign has been disabled," it added.

If you read GoFundme's Terms of Service it is pretty clear that they could arbitrarily fit anything at all under any of the categories listed and close an account and label it a violation of TOS.  So, it's simply a matter of someone at Gofundme making the call to stop it.