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GoFundMe Bans Conservatives, Allows $150K Fundraiser for Black Teacher Who Punched Student

The only rules in social media censorship is that there are no rules. And conservatives get banned while lefties get a free pass.

Here’s example #489.

GoFundMe has strict standards. Civil rights cases filed by Christians are not allowed. Punching students in the classroom is.

A new crowdfunding campaign on behalf of Sweet Cakes by Melissa was launched Tuesday after a similar effort was removed last week by GoFundMe.

Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the bakery in Gresham, Oregon, face the prospect of a $135,000 damages award for violating the state’s non-discrimination law for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in 2013. The damages order from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries is proposed and not final.

GoFundMe removed a crowdfunding campaign on the couple’s behalf less than a day after the effort was posted April 24, following complaints from gay-marriage supporters. During that time, the campaign raised more than $109,000 on behalf of the Kleins, which the website said they would be able to keep.

In a statement, GoFundMe cited its policy against “formal charges in defense of heinous crimes,” prompting critics to point out that the Kleins had not been charged with a crime. A few days later, GoFundMe changed the policy to include a ban on “claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts.”

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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