Posted on May 7, 2018

Amazon Drops Christian Non-Profit from Donations Program After SPLC Declares It a ‘Hate Group’

Ben Kew, Breitbart, May 4, 2018

Technology giant Amazon has dropped a Christian non-profit, the Alliance for Defending Freedom, from the AmazonSmile charity donation program after the SPLC deemed the organization a “hate group.”

According to the Federalist, the Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF), a non-profit law firm that defends Christians in cases of religious freedom, revealed in a statement on Thursday that Amazon had dropped them from AmazzonSmile, a program that allows customers to designate a charity to receive a donation from Amazon based on the customer’s purchases.

“ADF is a faith-based organization and the world’s largest legal organization advocating for the freedom to peacefully speak, live, and work according to one’s convictions without fear of government punishment,” Michael Farris, president of the ADF, wrote in a letter.


Farris said the exclusion was based on a judgment by the SPLC that the organization is “hateful.”

“If you are going to rely on a discredited partisan organization like the SPLC to determine who is eligible to participate in AmazonSmile, you should disclose that in your policy and to your customers,” Farris wrote.

“Your customers have a right to know that you’ve placed such an organization as the gatekeeper to participation in a charitable program,” he continued.