Petition against PayPal discrimination reaches 7,400 signatures - PayPal stonewalls
Click here to sign the petition to PayPal to protest against persecution of pro-family Christians.
September 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite the fact that more than 7,400 people have signed a petition asking PayPal not to succumb to pressure by homosexual activists, who are urging the company to eliminate Christian activists from its service, so far PayPal has issued no response.
Meanwhile, homosexualist groups are boasting that the campaign has brought about the elimination of pro-family Coral Ridge Ministries from PayPal’s service, as well as LifeSiteNews translator and pro-family blogger Julio Severo.
In addition to being cut off from the service, Severo has also been informed that the funds in his PayPal account have been frozen for half a year, after which the company says it will inform him of how to withdraw the funds.
LifeSiteNews began to gather the signatures in mid-September after the homosexualist organization All Out began a petition to ask PayPal to revoke the accounts of Christian groups and individuals that oppose the homosexual lifestyle and political agenda, claiming the groups preached “hate” and are “extremist.”
The list includes mainstream pro-family organizations such as Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP), and Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) under the same rubric as the extremist Dove World Outreach Center, which recently provoked violence in Muslim countries after threatening to publicly burn the Koran.
LifeSiteNews has tried to reach PayPal via an email address provided by the company, and has called customer service.
PayPal’s email response has been to insist only on interacting with PayPal account holders with a complaint about their own accounts. The organization claims it cannot open the spreadsheet attachment containing the signatures on the petition. It also continues to claim that Severo is an unregistered “organization” to justify cutting him off from the service.
A call to customer service resulted in LifeSiteNews being provided with a phone number to call for Paypal’s public relations department, which failed to return a message left on voice mail.
LifeSiteNews has sent emails to two PayPal addresses published on the internet by a prominent anti-PayPal site that claims they correspond to PayPal President Scott Thompson and Accounts Protection Senior Director Mike Vergara. No response has been received.
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