PayPal’s dirty money

14 Sep

PayPal says they don’t work with groups that promote hate, yet 10 dangerous anti-LGBT extremist sites are using PayPal to raise cash online.  

Ask PayPal to drop these groups and put hate out of business:

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Did you know that PayPal is making it easy for some of the world’s most violent anti-LGBT hate groups to raise money online to fund their hateful agendas?

One of the groups using PayPal, Abiding Truth Ministries, frequently sends their leader Scott Lively on trips to build a standing army of extremists dedicated to discriminating against LGBT people After one of these trips, Lively bragged that he delivered a “nuclear bomb against the gay agenda in Uganda.”  Just days later, his Ugandan hosts introduced the horrifying “Kill the Gays” bill.

PayPal already has a policy that prohibits use of its service “for activities that […] promote hate, violence, racial intolerance” – but groups like Abiding Truth Ministries – and 10 others we’ve found – are falling through the cracks.

If enough of us speak up, PayPal will shut down their accounts before these groups raise even one more dollar.  Ask PayPal to put hate out of business:

www.allout.org/paypal

Once we reach 25,000 signers, we will present your demand directly to PayPal executives, asking them to cut off the accounts and ban all sites that promote anti-LGBT hate.

Over $130 million is moved across the world everyday via PayPal, the world’s most popular online payment service.  One of the things that makes PayPal amazing is that it allows legitimate charities to reach out across currencies and continents to raise money for important causes. In the wrong hands, however, this technology enables violent extremists to draw on a global base of followers for financial support.

When PayPal came under fire in the past for processing donations to white supremacist group, the Ku Klux Klan, the company did the right thing and promptly removed them. If PayPal hears us and terminates these 10 accounts, we will cut funds from ten of the most dangerous hate groups and have a real impact against homophobia worldwide.  Ask PayPal to do the right thing:

www.allout.org/paypal
All the best and All Out,
Aaron, Andre, Erika, Guillaume, Jeremy, Joseph, Nita, Oli, Prerna, Tile, Wesley and the rest of the team at All Out

SOURCES:

1. 18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda (Southern Poverty Law Center)

2. The Latvian Connection (Southern Poverty Law Center)

3. Acceptable Use Policy (PayPal)



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