Friday, March 16, 2018

A Closer Look at the SPLC - Part One

The SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) has a map of 917 groups it claims are hate groups in the USA.

917 - there may not even be 917 actual Nazis in the country (so-called hate groups are often infiltrated by the FBI and other groups wanting to keep an eye on them).

One of those "targeted" groups is The Ruth Institute. I hope my use of the term "targeted" was not too triggering.

Why The Ruth Institute?

It opposes non-traditional family structures - that includes step-families formed by divorce, SSM (same-sex marriage), and other variations, such as single parenthood, that may not be in the best interest of the child.

It is centered around the importance of the intact family, for the good of children.
The Ruth Institute believes that:
  • Every person has the right to know his or her cultural heritage and genetic identity.
  • Every child has a right to a relationship with their natural mother and father except for an unavoidable tragedy.
  • The Ruth Institute rejects the idea that a child is a problem to solve if you don’t want one and an object to purchase if you do want one.
 In short, it stands against the organizations and philosophies that break that structure apart. The Leftist Horde has banded against it, for that reason. Can't have dissent that is not punished - VERY STRONGLY punished.

The Vanco Company, which processes credit cards, has terminated its relationship with The Ruth Institute, due to its place on the SPLC list. That means that they will have a harder time getting funds to continue their mission.

You may think, as many Libertarians do, that this is a private decision by a private company. You would be wrong. The Left is making a last-ditch effort to strangle dissent from the Leftist Catechism by using corporate partners to reduce opposition.
Vanco sent the Ruth Institute a letter Thursday, declaring that it was canceling their service immediately. "Vanco has elected to discontinue our processing relationship with The Ruth Institute," the letter read. "The organization has been flagged by Card Brands as being affiliated with a product/service that promotes hate, violence, harassment and/or abuse. Merchants that display such attributes are against Vanco and Wells Fargo processing policies."
In a statement to PJ Media, Vanco confirmed that "we terminated our processing relationship with the Ruth Institute on Thursday, August 31." A Vanco spokesperson would neither confirm nor deny whether or not the company's conclusion that RI "promotes hate" was inspired by the SPLC's "hate map."
 This could cripple the organization. I'm sending a small donation to offset the SPLC's bulling tactic. As they do not have an alternative donation mechanism (and, PayPal has proven itself vulnerable to pressure), the address is below.


Francis W. Porretto said...

It's time for freedom-minded individuals of means to form companies that will provide the financial services these cowardly types withdraw. I'd do it myself, if I knew how.

At the very least, we could start a GoFundMe for the Ruth Institute.

jabrwok said...

The link provided in the post to the Ruth Institute didn't work. Apparently it needs the "www" at the beginning:

Linda Fox said...

We probably need to approach companies like PayPal, and see if they might be willing to set up a Shadow Company (far from the notice of their HR Nazis).

Alternatively, we need to start with a simple bank, one that is relatively local, and branch out from there. It isn't the best solution, but we need to do it.

Or, look to some Libertarian backers (Koch, anyone?), who would use their financial muscle to set up such a financial network outside of the reach of the SJWs.

Linda Fox said...

Thanks for the information, jabrwok.