What the Tweet?

By: GiveSendGo on | Comments: 3
Here is our final post on Twitter as we moved away from the platform that has become a one sided breeding ground for hate speech. 

"Thank you to our past processors WePay, Stripe and PayPal for helping us get started with GiveSendGo. Its been great. Even more thankful for alternate processors for the future! #Freedom #ShareHope #GodLovesEveryone #Everyoneneedshope"   

We just wanted to let people know that we were no longer using the processing platforms we had been using. Critics were relentlessly attacking these payment processors in their anger, after not being able to get GiveSendGo to bend to their mob mentality.  There have now been over 100 comments on that last twitter post.

So we decided we would share our thoughts on some of those comments here on our blog: So here we go...

"I'll be contacting Stripe, PayPal and WePay directly about
@GiveSendGo's association with Ali, a wanted person in connection with the Capitol Hill events of last week. Im sure PayPal isn't about to continue to stand with sedition, insurrection and aiding and abetting."
  •  That is fine. As our initial post states they are our 'past' processors. We have been working diligently to move to third party hosting and our own processing. Platforms that won't dictate who we can or can't allow on our site.

"These people raise money for Proud Boys and similar hate groups."
  • This is a misconception.  GiveSendGo does not raise money for anyone. People create campaigns to raise money from their friends, family and social circles.  Also the people who label groups like the Proud boys as a hate group also labels any conservative Christian group as hate groups.  Great organizations that believe in the sanctity of life and the definition of marriage.  So we do not go by the labels of some random website. We imagine soon enough Christianity as a whole will be labeled a hate group for sharing there is only one way to Heaven. Through Jesus. 

"If memory serves organizations that fund terrorism, foreign or domestic can have all their assets seized" 
  • That is probably correct. But we do not fund terrorism. We cooperate with local and federal law agencies to make sure we are compliant with the law. 

"The real question is why is @Paypal
supporting a site that is funding white domestic terrorism."
  • Again according to the post you are replying to, we no longer use PayPal. We didn't like their censorship so we dropped them. 

"GiveSendGo is condoning funding death, murder and terrorism in the United States while using the Lord's in vain while profiteering from the decay of democracy. It's not any of us you'll have to answer to in the end, though."
  • Now this one is crazy. We do not condone funding death and I would love to see your proof on campaigns raising money for funding death. Its easy to just say things with no backing. That's pretty much how reporters do it now a days.  Just say something enough and it becomes "truth"  so why would we expect anything less from the followers.   Interesting that no one minds that our country fights to fund death by abortion. There was over 3million abortions world wide this year!!!  If those deaths don't make you angry then that is the problem.  We know we do not have to answer to the angry mob, just to God and that is why we do what we do. We are prepared to answer to God for our platform. We actually talk to Him daily about it. 

"You’re helping to fund terrorism—and you don’t need two spaces after periods anymore."
  • We are thankful for the grammar help. Even though no one has funded any sort of terrorism on GiveSendGo.  Who, that was arrested at the capitol, used GiveSendGo to go and do destruction?  Yes a few are raising money for legal fees now, because of their bad choices. But that is something totally different. 

"You fund terrorists who murder Americans, including a policeman. The people they attacked (and will be attacking) are also other Christians as well. So your “Christian” organization is an embedded terrorist cell. You are America’s ISIS"
  • Please send over anyone that murdered a policeman that funded anything on GiveSendGo.  Please also send over documentation on how the policeman died ( if you actually care to do the research and see what his family says) 

Our Final statement:

 We are Christians that believe that taking sides in politics is not the answer. The answer is found in Jesus. We will continue to share that hope with everyone that comes on our platform. Right, Left, Good, bad, religious, non religious. We know that if we were going to base who could fundraise on the "goodness" of a person, then no one would be able to fundraise on GiveSendGo, or GoFundMe or anywhere as the Bible clearly states "There is none righteous, no not one"  It is only by the Grace of God that any of us can have the free Gift of salvation. 

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?So called Christian website?

By: GiveSendGo on | Comments: 1
What makes a business Christian? 

We have been accused for months now of being a “so called Christian website”.  That got us thinking.  What should a Christian website look like? Is it possible for a website to be Christian?  

Interesting questions.  What makes Chick-fil-a a Christian company?  Is it that they only serve chicken to Christians?   What defines a business Christian or non Christian?  Is every business either a Christian business or non Christian  and what is that dependent on, is it who they do business with, or who the owners are?  

We came to the conclusion that no business can be Christian.  A Christian is someONE who has chosen to accept the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross and walk in relationship with Him.  Businesses can’t do that. 

So where does that leave Christians who own  businesses?   We know thousands of business owners that love Jesus and follow Him. Some who do and some who do not have the word Christian in their business name. 

We know Christian owners that clean chimneys for people , never once asking whether someone deserved to have their chimney cleaned based on how they spent their weekend.  We know Christians who are accountants that reconcile the books for people that have had an arrest record.  We know Christian doctors who would rush to the bedside of someone who was an instigator in a bar fight.  Just to name a few. 

Each person has a real living relationship with the Lord and each helping people who you might claim “do not deserve it.”   But as it says in Romans 2 ...

 “You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things.”
Romans 2:1 NLT

GiveSendGo is not a called Christian website because we only allow Christians on our site. GiveSendGo is just a platform, created by Christians who want to use their business to share the Hope we personally have found in Jesus.   We know there are many people who come on our site that are raising money that have never have experienced the Love of Jesus.  So we are going to use our little bits of php and HTML, sitting on vast servers known as the internet to serve people. 

To serve those who have lost someone close and are going through a hard time. Maybe it's someone who has had a horrible diagnoses that has rocked their world both physically and financially. Serving families that have started the adeventure of adopting. Or starting a Church.  To serve those who have made  bad decisions and now have to live up to the consequences of those decisions in a court of law.  

At GiveSendGo we won’t ask you if you deserve to start a campaign or if you have the right beliefs or the strongest ones. We won’t condemn you for the mistakes you have made no matter how big. We have made them too.  We instead will introduce you to the one who says He loves you, and who desires a relationship with you , no matter who you are or what you have done.   Because we are thankful that once upon a time someone shared that same Good News with us.

So that we now can call ourselves Christians .
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Gone Crazy

By: GiveSendGo on | Comments: 1
Have you seen the popular t-shirt or bumper sticker that says Gone Fishin'?  I feel like we need to make one for this past decade that says "Gone Crazy".   

People fighting and disowning each other over political posts, shootings, rioting and looting, protests, claims of fraud on every election, killing babies is called normal and people are shamed if they believe it is wrong, social platforms and credit cards silencing any voice they don't agree with. If you had given me a magic ball I would not have believed this would be the culture we find ourselves living in the 2021 United States of America. 

Freedom that was bought a high price both spiritually and physically, is being thrown away for greed and convienence. 

GiveSendGo has found itself in a precarious position, as the country takes sides. We know that the battle is not against flesh and blood so we are not out to take a stand with either Democrats or Republicans.  Our stand is HOPE.  We are going to use our platform to share the Hope of Jesus.  When someone comes to GSG and wants to make a campaign for some left leaning campaign, we will allow it as we pray and reach out and share love and hope with each campaign owner and giver.  When a right leaning campaign owner makes a campaign we don't 100% agree with, again we just commit to pray for, and share grace and hope with each person who comes to the campaign. 

That doesn't always make us a lot of friends. We get a lot of hate mail, threats and people demanding "take that down"  or "how dare you call yourself a Christian".   We understand that people are invested in their "side" and what they feel is the right way to do things and they can be really passionate expressing it. 

We are also passionate. We are passionate about helping people. We are passionate about sharing Hope with often times hopeless people.  We are passionate about giving YOU a voice. Giving you a way to take a stand for what you feel passionate about. But most importantly, we are passionate about Jesus.  We are passionate about getting a chance to introduce Him to people who come to our platform. We don't care what election sign is in your yard, or who you follow on twitter, those are all temporary. We want to focus on the eternal.  

Our focus is simple:  Letting you know that Jesus loves you more than you ever can imagine. So much that He took the punishment for the sin that separates you from God and made a way for you to have a relationship with Him.  He doesn't just want you to just say a one time prayer. He wants your whole self, freely choosing to love Him in response to His love for you. Nothing gets better than that.  Simple but yet Mindblowing.  

Don't go crazy, Go share Hope along with us. It's still available for all! 

GiveSendGo- Crowdfunding for all
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