Tell Vanco and other donation sites to stop following SPLC—the far-leftists falsely calling Christian advocacy groups “Hate Groups”!
Recently, Vanco Payment Solutions—an online donation site by which many different organizations accept donations—cut off services from a Louisiana-based Christian group called the Ruth Institute. It did so because the Ruth Institute was supposedly “flagged” for “being affiliated with a product/service that promotes hate, violence, harassment and/or abuse.” The sole evidence for the Ruth Institute’s connection to hate? It appears on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of “hate groups.”
As we recently reported however, the SPLC is a hyper partisan organization which unfairly smears mainstream conservative Christian groups. Sign here to let Vanco and other companies know not to trust SPLC’s list of “hate groups.”
More and more organizations are waking up to SPLC’s libelous attacks on Christians, but there is still so much work to be done! Large corporations like Apple and J.P. Morgan still donate to SPLC and media like CNN are still citing SPLC as an authoritative source on hate groups.
It is true that SPLC lists some bona fide evil organizations like the KKK and neo-nazis on its list. But, and this is a big “but,” the SPLC also claims that many Christian groups are also so-called “hate groups” for nothing other than their belief in the Bible! Take the Ruth Institute for example. It is a Catholic non-profit whose main goal is to protect children from broken and dysfunctional families! This group represents the opposite of hate: genuine love for kids stuck in the negative side effects of the sexual revolution. But, because the Catholic theology of the group does not approve of the new liberal sexual orthodoxy, SPLC has listed it as “hateful.”
Of course, that’s bunk. But listing it as such has caused Vanco to stop processing donations and will cause others to discount the Ruth Institute before ever hearing its persuasive arguments about what is best for children—never mind the mountains of scientific evidence saying that children need both mothers and fathers to strive.
Indeed, the SPLC has demonstrated over the course of its existence that it uses its platforms to bash and unfairly malign mainstream Christians and conservatives alongside disreputable extremists. As we recently reported, SPLC included many Christian groups like Alliance Defending Freedom and Family Research Council on their list of “hate groups” for nothing other than their biblical view of marriage and sexuality.
Is this really the type of close-minded bigotry against Christianity that Vanco and other companies want to promote? Sign this petition now to demand Vanco reinstate the Ruth Institute and stop using it to discriminate against Christians.
SPLC is the self-styled “premier U.S. non-profit organization monitoring the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists.” What they fail to mention is that they lump anyone who disagrees with them politically into that list. Even the FBI and the U.S. Army have “deleted the [SPLC] from the[ir] lists of legitimate ‘hate crime’ resources” because it is so politically motivated.
Too often, big corporate America plays into these sort of unthinking attacks on conservatives and Christians. As we recently reported, Google fired an employee for daring to articulate a conservative view of affirmative action, and CNN published SPLC’s libel of Christian groups as fact. We must tell Vanco and others we will no longer stand by and watch corporate America tear down good people of faith.
If you look at the chart on SPLC’s main page, it lists are different categories of “hate groups in the United States.” Some are actually hateful categories—like the KKK and neo-Nazis—but another supposedly hateful category is groups with “Christian Identity.” You read that right. According to the SPLC, “Christian Identity” is a category of hate.
The Free Beacon recently reported that despite the SPLC being an Alabama-based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, it recently sent millions of dollars to offshore entities as part of its “business dealings” and pays its top employees six figure salaries! One CEO of a consulting firm put it this way: “I know of no legitimate reason for any US-based nonprofit to put money in overseas, unregulated bank accounts.” And yet, the leftist rich get richer.
Vanco markets its donation services to churches on its main web page! But it simultaneously follows a group that disparages churches for their Christian faith! Let’s tell them this cannot stand.
We are here. We see the bias. And we will not be silent as long as Christian groups are unfairly discriminated against based on the fake news SPLC.