Friday, September 16, 2011

PayPal launches investigation of pro-family groups following homosexual complaints

PayPal launches investigation of pro-family groups following homosexual complaints

September 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) — PayPal is conducting an investigation of several pro-family organizations and individuals targeted by a homosexual campaign that accuses the groups of “hate” and “extremism,” LifeSiteNews has learned.
The inquiry launched by PayPal comes in apparent response to a campaign by the homosexual group All Out (http://allout.org/en/actions/paypal), which is asking that PayPal eliminate ten organizations from its service, including LifeSiteNews translator and pro-family blogger Julio Severo, the Catholic activist group Tradition, Family, and Property, and Peter LaBarbera’s Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH).
“We are writing to you in regards to your PayPal Account,” the company states in one of the emails, which have been sent to at least three of the groups on the All Out list so far. PayPal then claims that the organization in question is a “business” and needs “pre-approval” to use PayPal.
“PayPal appreciates that you have chosen us to accept payments for your business.  Upon periodic review,  your account was found to have been conducting as a business requiring pre-approval.  PayPal has the policy that some businesses to register for approval before operating on our system or disallows some businesses from using PayPal as a payment processor for some types of services.  Please see “PayPal Acceptable Use Policy”  under “Legal Agreements”  for more information.”
PayPal then asks several questions of the recipient.
“We noticed that there is a donation button on your website which linked to your PayPal account.  Can you just explain the purpose of you collecting these donations?”
“Explain how PayPal will be used as your payment provider.”
“Has your organization registered as a non-profit charity/tax exempt organization with the state or federal government,  or another applicable regulatory body?”
When the homosexual news agency Pink News asked PayPal about the All Out campaign and PayPal’s funding of the organizations, the company responded that “While we can’t comment on any specific accounts because of customer confidentiality, we regularly review organisations and websites that use our service, and stop working with those that break our Acceptable Use Policy. We also enable people to report suspected breaches of this policy on our website.”
Two of the targets of the All Out campaign, Julio Severo of the blog Last Days Watchman and Peter LaBarbera of AFTAH (http://aftah.org) said that homosexual groups are engaging in the “bullying” of which they accuse others.
“The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign, one of the largest gay groups in the world, was revealed in a website tracking report as visiting my blog on August 23, 2011. And now, American gay activists want PayPal to cancel my account, effectively keeping me from receiving donations,” said Severo.
“I have been living away from Brazil with a wife and four children and, differently from gay groups, we are dependent on donations. Gay groups receive large government grants and funds. And they receive massive international financial support from the United Nations and powerful foundations. There is no comparison between them and their multimillion-dollar resources and the donations I receive.”
“I use my resources to support my family. I receive no government money to write Christian texts. If they make a campaign to eliminate donations to me, I will not be able to support my family. Is this not scary?”
LaBarbera noted that “in roughly 60 years homosexuality has gone from being a taboo perversion to a powerful force that punishes those who disagree with same-sex behavior—especially Christians. This latest internet campaign to bully PayPal into dropping AFTAH and other pro-family organizations perfectly illustrates the folly of ‘gay tolerance.’ Tired (or incapable) of debating their opponents civilly, homosexual militants are now using raw, web-based power to squelch the Judeo-Christian voice of sexual sanity.
“Right now we urgently need anyone who opposes the current homo-fascism to contact PayPal and urge them not to cave in to Gay Lobby pressure. Our very future as a free society depends on stopping this new, politically correct tyranny,” he added.
Contact information:
Sign the petition to PayPal to protest against persecution of Pro-Family Christians (http://profamilyfreedom.net)
Call PayPal at:
1-402-935-2050 (USA)
4:00 AM PST to 10:00 PM Pacific Time Monday through Friday
6:00 AM PST to 8:00 PM Pacific Time Saturday and Sunday
Email PayPal by clicking here and selecting “Email Us”. Non-account-holders can select the option to the right and will be given a form to fill out.
Source: LifeSiteNews, via Last Days Watchman
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