Amazon Denies Service to Christian Organization but Helps Muslim Hate Group Raise Money

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Demonstrating shameful cowardice, Amazon has denied service to a Christian First-Amendment defense organization. Instead, Amazon has chosen to hide behind the hateful Southern Poverty Law Center as their reason for doing so.

Showing utter hypocrisy, Amazon denies service to a group that defends the right of businesses to deny services.

If words have meaning, then the Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate group. The fact that Amazon legitimized that despicable group by empowering them to make their denial of service decisions is a scandal. It is more evidence that Silicon Valley is about rigging a consensus that leaves no room for Christianity.

The Daily Caller reports, “Prominent Christian Legal Group Barred From Amazon Program While Openly Anti-Semitic Groups Remain.

Amazon has barred prominent Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) from participating in its Amazon Smile charitable program, which allows nonprofits to recoup a small fraction of the money their supporters spend through Amazon.

ADF, which specializes in First Amendment law and has won cases at the Supreme Court, is barred from Amazon Smile on account of the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, which labeled ADF a “hate group.”

“All nonprofits are eligible as long as they meet our participation agreement,” an Amazon spokesperson told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “As a part of that participation agreement, we also state that Amazon relies on the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Southern Poverty Law Center to determine which charities are eligible.”

The participation agreement forbids member groups from, among other things, promoting “hate” or “intolerance.”

ADF CEO Michael Farris […] criticized Amazon for so greatly empowering the SPLC, which he described as a “discredited partisan organization.”

The SPLC is known for labeling pedestrian conservative organizations as “hate groups” and calling critics of political correctness “extremists.” The SPLC deleted four articles in March and April alone, after the articles were challenged as inaccurate, and the SPLC threatened with lawsuits.

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Unlike ADF, hardline Islamic groups are allowed to participate in Amazon Smile. That includes the Islamic Center of Jersey City, whose imam called Jews “apes and pigs” and requested Allah’s help in killing them “down to the very last one,” according to the Anti-Defamation League.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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