Discover disses Christian crowdfunding site

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

making an online purchaseA fundraising site that helps raise money for mission trips has been blackballed by the credit card company Discover after someone set up a fund for the accused 17-year-old who allegedly shot two Antifa rioters in Wisconsin last week.

"Friends of the Rittenhouse Family" used the crowdsourcing website GiveSendGo.com to start a legal fund for Kyle Rittenhouse – the 17-year-old who got in the middle of the violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and allegedly killed two and injured a third during the rioting. At press time, the fundraising effort was nearing its goal of $500,000, having drawn well over 11,000 donations.

But it has also drawn the attention of a credit card company that clearly doesn't agree with the objective. Jacob Wells, who along with two of his sisters started GiveSendGo as a Christian ministry in 2014, says Discover got wind of the effort and cut off the whole ministry.

"[That's a] very underhanded [way], in my opinion, of doing business," Wells tells OneNewsNow. "They put out an internal memo that got leaked … and we got ahold of it. The memo [essentially said] We're going to stop processing for the platform GiveSendGo.com, and we're not going to make a public scene of it … but we just want to give you guys a heads up.

According to Wells, Discover never explained itself to GiveSendGo and has refused to talk to the group since. Wells says Discover could have just banned that one fundraising effort, but instead went after the whole ministry.

"It seems that there is a broad aspect to it attacking the Christian faith that we have as a platform, versus just Kyle's campaign," he shares.

Other Christian ministries have reported getting blackballed by Discover – and it's clear to Wells that the credit card company has no problem with other people with legal problems.

"They allow donations to go to convicted felons," he offers as an example. "You go to any federal prison system and you can donate online … and [they're] accepting Discover Card to do that – and this is to convicted felons in the prison system."

OneNewsNow reached out to Discover for comment but did not receive any response by press time.

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