GoFundMe, popular crowdsourcing fundraiser site, is throwing their own special brand of morality up for everyone to see (and abide by).
September 9th, the website released a statement detailing the types of fundraisers they would no longer allow. The change was brought about due to complaints regarding a fundraiser for Bailey, who was having a difficult pregnancy and was unable to keep a job because of it or continue medical care without coverage. She opted for an abortion, and willing participants donated $2,100 towards her fund. GoFundMe sent her an email detailing why they would no longer allow her to fundraise, explaining there was “a high number of complaints” had been made about the campaign and that, as a result, GoFundMe would “rather not be associated” with it.
Free Market is Free, right? GoFundMe in a private entity and as such has the right to refuse service to anyone they deem out of line with their standards. But take a look at the other things they’ve decided to ban in their updated content guidelines:
Adult services or products
Cosmetic sexual enhancements
Associated with a hate group or terrorist organization
Betting, gambling, raffles, or sweepstakes
Exchange of unrecognized or crypto-currencies
Sorcery, unexplained sciences or absurd claims
Suicides or assisted suicides
Abortions (human or animal)
Guns, knives, explosives, ammunition
Rebel groups, militias, gangs or any organized violence
Content associated with or relating to any of the items above
The vagueness of several of the newly-banned categories means any definition that needs to fit can be made to fit. Associated with an Open Carry Advocacy group? Terrorist. Raising funds for an unconstitutional arrest? Treasonous behavior. The brush is broad and wide and will paint you whatever color it needs to in order to get the job done.
After all, Free Market is Free.
Mother of three boys, dedicated wife and homeschooler, and all-around Jill-of-all-trades. Also co-regional director of the West Texas region of Come And Take It Texas. Voted "Most Likely to Have Multiple Bug-Out Bags" in high school.
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