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GoFundMe Drive Nets $100K For Lesbian Athlete Rejected By Parents, NCAA Rules Donations Are OK

NBC News reports: A GoFundMe campaign to support college athlete Emily Scheck [above right], who was disowned by her family after they discovered she had a girlfriend, surpassed $100,000 on Tuesday — well over the initial $5,000 goal, leading Scheck to end the campaign. “Thank you to everyone who showed their love and support in this difficult time,” Scheck said …

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Charges Filed In Viral $400,000 GoFundMe Campaign: Couple Conspired With Homeless Man To Invent Story

NBC News Philadelphia reports: A New Jersey couple accused of scamming a homeless good Samaritan out of hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of an online fundraiser that went viral a year ago had initially conspired with him to concoct a “fictitious story,” prosecutors allege. A complaint obtained by NBC Philadelphia says couple Mark D’Amico and Kate McClure made …

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Allies Raise $700K+ For Christine Ford On GoFundMe

CBS News reports: Two GoFundMe accounts made on behalf of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and her family have raised over $700,000 in donations for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. “Cover Dr. Blasey’s security costs,” has surpassed its $175,000 goal and raised over $200,000 in nine days. The GoFundMe campaign was created by Heidi Feldman on behalf of …

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Michael Cohen’s GoFundMe Raises $150K In 48 Hours

The Associated Press reports: By Friday morning, the GoFundMe page dubbed the “Michael Cohen Truth Fund” had raised more than $149,000 from about 2,770 donations. Most reaction on social media was incredulous and unsympathetic, but one $5 donor was encouraging, writing: “The USA would love you for your honesty.” Confusion over the web address for the fundraising page, michaelcohentruthfund.com, led …

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Fired FBI Agent’s GoFundMe Hits $328K In One Day

USA Today reports: Who says sending anti-Trump texts to your girlfriend doesn’t pay? Sure, such texts cost Peter Strzok his 22-year career with the FBI, but they also seem to have garnered the former agent a lot of support – enough to raise more than $300,000 for his legal expenses in one day on a GoFundMe page. The page, launched …

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McCabe Defense Fund Raises $447K In One Day

Fox News is rather unhappy: It’s a tale of two targets. Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser and retired three-star Army general, is on the brink of financial ruin, selling his Virginia home in order to pay his mounting legal bills. Meanwhile, Andrew McCabe – the wealthy ex-FBI official fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions whose wife is a …

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GoFundMe Slammed For Hosting Milo Event Fundraisers

From the Seattle Stranger: Twitter banned Milo Yiannopoulos from its platform after the Breitbart editor spearheaded a racist harassment campaign against black Saturday Night Live actor Leslie Jones, but at least one tech company is continuing to make money off of Yiannopoulos’s racist, sexist, anti-Muslim, and anti-trans vitriol. That tech company is GoFundMe, the sunny, do-gooder crowdfunding site with a …

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Donation Page Set Up For Orlando Massacre Victims

From the page: Equality Florida, the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization is collecting contributions via this GoFundMe page to support the victims of the horrific shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub. Please contribute and share this page. We are reeling from the tragic news that a gunman opened fire on the 2am capacity crowd at Pulse …

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GoFundMe: I Got Fired For Anti-Gay Proselytizing At Work After My Bosses Said “Stop Doing That”

JMG reader Nick points us to this GoFundMe drive in which steel worker Chris Rouston admits that he was fired after repeated anti-gay proselytizing to coworkers. Sure, his boss DID totally say to cut that shit out, but Jesus is the REAL boss of the steel plant, so send him money. From the money beg: Chris shared Ray Comforts new …

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World Net Daily Has The GoFundMe Sadz

World Net Daily whines: The left-leaning fundraising site GoFundMe has declined to accept a fundraising campaign for jailed Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis. Davis was jailed on Thursday for defying a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges in June. She was ordered detained for contempt …

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Anti-Gay Oregon Bakers Reap $352,000 From Christian Crowdfunding Site

Via the Washington Times: A crowdfunding campaign for the Oregon bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa has set a site record by raising $352,500 in about two months after being kicked off the GoFundMe website, far exceeding the initial goal of $150,000. Jesse Wellhoefer, founder of Continue to Give, said the Sweet Cakes effort has raised more than any previous campaign …

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GoFundMe For Florida Enemy Of Satan

Remember the woman who tore down the Satanic Temple’s holiday display at the Florida Capitol Building? Even though charges against her were dropped, she claims she lost her job and her home over the incident. Therefore send her money because Jesus. My name is Susan Hemeryck, and I was arrested in Tallahassee, Florida on December 23, 2014 for standing against …

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Thomas Peters Has The GoFundMe Sadz

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GoFundMe Clarifies Policy: You Can’t Raise Money In Defense Of Discriminatory Acts

Last week GoFundMe yanked the fundraising page for Oregon’s Sweet Cakes bakery after complaints that the money beg was in violation of their posted ban on “campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual acts.” The cancellation spawned immediately outrage across Teabagistan and many calls for a boycott of GoFundMe. Today the crowdfunding site …

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#Pizza4Equality Raises $160K For Cyndi Lauper’s Homeless LGBT Youth Fund

Clip description: In the 26 days leading up to #40ToNoneDay, #Pizza4Equality has raised $160,000 from 4,224 donors! The campaign began with very high goals but low expectations. The support exceeded expectations and provided not only a lot of money but a statement of where our values lie. We’re wrapping up soon but wanted to release this thank you video for …

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Heritage Foundation Vs GoFundMe

Yesterday the Heritage Foundation questioned demonstrators outside the Supreme Court, asking their opinion about GoFundMe’s cancellation of the fundraising page of the Oregon bakers. They write: Why does GoFundMe, a crowdsourcing website that raises money for a variety of personal causes and life events, get to choose who they do business with, but the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa …

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Deleted: Cottonelle’s GoFundMe Page

Apparently the homofacsists have claimed another victory as the GoFundMe page for Cottonelle Stutzman has been deleted, presumably for the same reason that the page for the Oregon bakery was removed.

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Haters Have The GoFundMe Sadz

Todd Starnes writes at Fox News: Within hours of the ruling, the Family Research Council facilitated the establishment of a GoFundMe account to help the Kleins raise the money the need. In less than eight hours, more than $100,000 was raised. However, late Friday GoFundMe pulled the plug — sending this message to would-be donors: “After careful review by our …

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GoFundMe Cancels Money Beg For Bakers

According the Family Research Council, late last night GoFundMe deleted the money beg for the Oregon bakers who yesterday were hit with a recommended $135K fine for refusing to serve a lesbian couple. Top conservative figures including Erick Erickson, Rick Santorum, and Tony Perkins had promoted the money beg to their followers. Apparently GoFundMe’s terms of service do not allow …

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