Amazon is one of the largest companies in the entire world.
In fact, a majority of Americans shop at the Amazon marketplace.
But this Christmas, Amazon is delivering coal to these conservative and Christian companies and non-profit organizations.
The power of Amazon
More than 300,000,000 people are active users on Amazon.
65% of Americans say they use the marketplace at least monthly.
More than 150,000,000 Americans are Amazon Prime Subscribers.
With so many customers visiting its virtual store, Amazon tried to, “give back,” through its Amazon Smile program.
Amazon Smile sends a small percentage of a customer’s purchase price to a charity of their choice.
This holiday season, even users not using Amazon Smile, are prompted to pick a charity for a give back after purchasing the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one.
But Amazon – founded by leftist Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos – is showing a partisan bias by leaving out companies and charities with conservative or Christian missions.
Fan of religious freedom?
Unfortunately, you won’t find the Alliance Defending Freedom as one of the charities of choice on Amazon.
You will find the Southern Poverty Law Center – a radical Left organization that labels any conservative group, “racist” – and then works to get those groups blacklisted.
“Did you know there’s an easy way to support the SPLC—at no cost to you—while shopping with Amazon?” a SPLC email blast reads. “Amazon donates a percentage of every purchase made through Smile.Amazon.com. If you plan on shopping with Amazon this holiday season, take advantage of this opportunity to support our work for justice, equity, and human rights every time you make a purchase.”
Tyler O’Neil, author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center, has been following Amazon’s “charitable” trend.
“Amazon systematically excludes many conservative Christians from the kind of Christmas cheer that comes with knowing that every purchase helps a good cause of their choice. Thanks to Amazon’s decision to exclude organizations that the SPLC brands ‘hate groups.’”
The Ruth Institute is another victim of the Amazon/SPLC partnership.
The Ruth Institute is an interfaith coalition aimed at helping “survivors of the sexual revolution.”
However, when they applied for Amazon Smile participation in 2016, they were rejected due to the SPLC.
“We rely on the Southern Poverty Law Center to determine which charities are in certain ineligible categories,” a follow-up Amazon email explained to the Ruth Institute. “You have been excluded from the AmazonSmile program because the Southern Poverty Law Center lists The Ruth Institute in an ineligible category.”
In a congressional hearing, Jeff Bezos admitted to relying on SPLC to qualify eligible charities – he called it an “imperfect system.”
However, years later, there has been no change.
“Amazon Smile systematically prevents conservatives and Christians from the same Christmas cheer that the SPLC offers its supporters,” O’Neil wrote.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.