Are you familiar with the Amazon Smile program that sends a tiny portion of your Amazon purchases to the charity of your choice? Well, it turns out you don’t really have full control of your choice of charities.

Amazon recently dropped the non-profit group Alliance Defending Freedom from its approved list of Smile charity recipients. The ADF provides legal assistance in defending people’s religious liberty and free speech rights. That includes people who are pressured to violate their religious beliefs by participating in same-sex weddings.

Sadly, unlike the Department of Defense and the FBI, Amazon still relies on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s dubious “hate list,” which has devolved from a list of actual hate groups to include groups falsely branded as hate groups because they don’t conform 100% to the SPLC’s far-left agenda. Amazon cut off the ADF from Smile donations because the SPLC branded it a “hate group” for allegedly working “to deny goods and services to LGBT people on the basis of religion.”

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So wait: it’s okay for Amazon to refuse to work with groups that disagree with its beliefs, but if the ADF defends religious believers who assert the same right, they’re a “hate group”? Does that make Amazon a hate group? And isn't Amazon now denying donations to a nonprofit group on the basis of religion?

This is a bad decision based on bad data issued in bad faith. Amazon should reconsider it before their customers of faith give them a few million reasons to stop smiling.



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  • Donna Sharp

    05/11/2018 09:42 PM

    Thank you for posting this, Governor Huckabee. I buy quite a lot on Amazon and always use the Smile. I am so glad to know this. Guess I won't be "Smiling" anymore. I'd love to know Amazon's comments about this.

  • Pamela Moreau

    05/11/2018 09:28 PM

    I didn't know about this fact I don't get that involved with Amazon. They are great at delivering a product in no time but it bums me that there is subversive things going on!

  • Tony

    05/10/2018 09:17 PM

    I use Amazon's smile for my Songwriters association. This is sad to hear. Basically similar to the feeling I have that using amazon (which I love) may support the WaPo (which is super slanted "news "). Not sure what to do.....wish we weren't all so divided.

  • Denise Cross

    05/09/2018 10:45 PM

    Thank you for your articles and sense of humor! Love them both. Wanted you to know I'm considering Amazon about this too. Heard about this room Tony Perkins Washington Watch program. Americans are waking up and speaking out. Thank you for being a leader! Also we love your daughter. Tell her many are pursuing for her on national prayer calls! In Him Denise Cross, Illinois

  • Sue Cervantez

    05/09/2018 08:45 PM

    Thanks for sharing this info. This is unethical on so many levels. So tired of these Companies getting away with discrimination but hard working people and small business owners always have to pay immensely and suffer. I may have to add this to my boycott list.

  • Daniel Hankinson

    05/09/2018 02:52 PM

    As a third party seller on Amazon, I don’t want people to stop shopping there until there is a bigger online selling platform. Many sellers will be affected by Amazon’s decisions where they have no opinion in Amazon’s choices

  • Marilyn Sterns

    05/09/2018 02:41 PM

    Please consider using Twitter. I seldom go on FB but am an avid Tweeter. Thanks. ??????