Extremist group Noua Dreapt?, uses PayPal to fundraise for homophobic marches in Romania and MoldovaUpdate Dec 14th 2011 - Because you raised your voice, the world's most popular online payment service sent a strong message against hate. PayPal cut ties with 4 of these organizations, began a review process on the rest and responded publicly: "We take very seriously any cases where a user has incited hatred, violence or intolerance because of a person's sexual orientation."
We will continue to work with Paypal as they review the other organizations on our list.
Thanks to PayPal, it's easier than ever to send and receive money across currencies and continents - but it is also PayPal's responsibility to make sure this technology doesn't fall in the wrong hands. Anti-LGBT extremists all over the world are currently using PayPal to fundraise for their dangerous cause.
Not only is it against PayPal's rules to promote promote "hate, violence, [and] racial intolerance," hate groups also damage PayPal's brand and credibility. We ask that PayPal join the fight against online hate and immediately shut down the accounts of anti-LGBT extremist groups using the service. (Posted 9/12/11)
Extremist Sites Served by PayPal:
Abiding Truth Ministries (International)
Extremist group that makes the outrageous claim that “the Nazi Party was entirely controlled by militaristic homosexuals."
New Generation Ministries (Latvia/International)
Extremist church based in Latvia with branches in 15 different countries. The church's members have been tied to the homophobic murder of Satendar Singh. In one video, at an anti-LGBT rally, church leader Alexy Ledyaev says, “homosexuals are not happy or spiritual people, because they were molested and abused in their childhoods, but that does not give them the right to abuse and rape others!"
Noua Dreapt? (Romania/Balkans)
Ultra-nationalist group that has been linked to organizing demonstrations and planning violent attacks on Pride celebrations in Romania and Moldova.
Dove World Outreach Ministries (United States)
Infamous "Burn the Quran" hate church whose pastor preaches that “homosexuality makes God throw up."
Julio Severo's Last Days Watchman Site (US/Brazil)
Brazilian anti-LGBT leader and writer/ideologue who fled Brazil after LGBT activists brought a lawsuit against him for incitement of hatred. Julio regularly repeats the lie that 10% of gay people are pedophiles, and goes further to say that most gay men “drink urine, swallow feces and experience rectal traumas on a regular basis", while they are “drunk, stoned or in orgies."
Faithful Word Baptist Church (United States)
This church's Pastor Steven L. Anderson has described gays as “sodomites" who “recruit through rape" and “recruit through molestation."
Family Research Institute (United States)
Known for saying that gay people are predatory and diseased perverts who victimize children.
Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (United States)
This group claims homosexuality is a “lethal behavior addiction," a “dangerous" practice that is “neither normal nor benign."
American Society for the Defense of Tradition Family and Property (International)
International Catholic extremist group originating in Brazil and with active branches in Argentina and the United States. They are known for organizing homophobic rallies all over the United States and buying advertising asking people to “join the Crusade" of “conscientious resistance" to “the homosexual 'moral revolution.'"