BLOGWATCH: ADF Responds to Exclusion from AmazonSmile Program

By Sarah Kramer Posted on: | May 04, 2018

Yesterday proved to be a day of polar opposites.

As President Donald Trump was signing an executive order to protect religious freedom by establishing a faith-based office, we at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) were sending a letter to Amazon addressing their decision to remove us from their AmazonSmile program.

AmazonSmile is a program that allows customers to donate a percentage of their Amazon purchase to a nonprofit organization of their choice. But Amazon informed us that we were no longer eligible for the program – based entirely on the opinion of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a leftwing propaganda machine that aims to “completely destroy” groups with which it disagrees.

ADF Senior Vice President of the U.S. Legal Division Kristen Waggoner appeared on Fox & Friends this morning to respond:




As Kristen points out, the SPLC is “a group that has been discredited by not just the right, but those on the left. They do direct-mail marketing, and they essentially slander groups that they disagree with. They publicly stated they are not a neutral watchdog group but instead only go after those on the right. And their purpose is to destroy groups that disagree with their leftist ideology.”

ADF, on the other hand, is a widely respected legal advocate that has won seven Supreme Court victories in the past seven years. We represent people from many different walks of life, defending their right to freely live out their faith without fear of government punishment.

That’s why, in our letter, we offered to help Amazon create a participation policy for its AmazonSmile program that does not ban legitimate, well-respected, faith-based organizations like ADF. By accepting that offer, Amazon has a chance to show that it does not want to marginalize millions of people around the world who share our beliefs.


Take Action

We cannot allow the SPLC’s slander of Christians to continue. You can help fight back against organizations like the SPLC – and defend your religious freedom – with a gift today.

Donate

Sarah Kramer

Digital Content Specialist

Sarah worked as an investigative reporter before joining the Alliance Defending Freedom team.

More from ADF View All

When Will It End? Jack is Back in Court for a Third Time

When Will It End? Jack is Back in Court for a Third Time

Please join us in praying for Jack as he continues to stand strong for religi...

Mr. Funny | Words | Author | I'm the icon | www | 06/13/2019 15:37:00 Read More

This Student Group Was Denied Recognition – But It Didn’t Take “No” for an Answer

Religious Freedom

This Student Group Was Denied Recognition – But It Didn’t Take “No” for an Answer

College administrators cannot arbitrarily determine that one student group is...

Mr. Funny | Words | Author | I'm the icon | www | 06/05/2019 15:59:27 Read More

Supreme Court’s Fetal Burial Decision Prompts Deeper Questions on Humanity of Unborn

Supreme Court’s Fetal Burial Decision Prompts Deeper Questions on Humanity of Unborn

Like nothing else in life, a burial forces bereaved friends and family member...

Mr. Funny | Words | Author | I'm the icon | www | 06/13/2019 20:30:47 Read More

3 Fathers Making a Difference for Freedom

3 Fathers Making a Difference for Freedom

Each of these fathers know if they don’t defend these freedoms now, their chi...

Mr. Funny | Words | Author | I'm the icon | www | 06/15/2019 04:38:54 Read More