Trucker donations flock to Christian GiveSendGo after authoritarian GoFundMe threats to seize money

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Christian crowdfunding platform GiveSendGo ripped into Big Tech after GoFundMe seized more than $9 million in donations to the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” as donors flocked to the site to donate nearly $5 million to the truckers as of Monday.

The truckers are protesting forced vaccine mandates being imposed on them at the U.S. Canadian border.

Jacob Wells, who is the founder and CFO for GiveSendGo, is slamming GoFundMe and Big Tech for their “authoritarian style of social platforms.” He asserts they promote bias as fact and are causing division among people.

“Big Tech really has taken it upon themselves to be the arbiters of truth. And it’s a place that they were never intended to be, and it’s caused more damage than good,” Wells told Fox News Digital in an interview on Monday. “We are now stepping into that place because there is a natural pushback from many people because America was founded on these ideas of freedom.”

“This is like the tip of the spear and what is coming in a tsunami of technology that is pushing back against this authoritarian style of social platforms where it’s like these people just think that they get to control the narrative,” he remarked. “It’s mind-blowing to me that they actually think that is the way that it ought to be, because, in my perspective, it only breeds more distrust and more vitriol, more divide.”

The crowdfunding platform launched in 2014. The site notably took donations for Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense as well. GiveSendGo allowed the teen to post $2 million in bail after GoFundMe blocked donations to help him. GoFundMe eventually lifted its ban on fundraisers for Rittenhouse following the teenager’s acquittal in November after they were no longer needed.

“Freedom Convoy 2022” is the platform’s largest fundraiser to date, Wells stated.

“We’ve decided to team up with an organization called GiveSendGo, which is going to enable us to get donations into the hands of truckers much, much quicker,” Tamara Lich, an organizer with Freedom Convoy 2022, announced on Rumble. The goal is $16 million for the truckers.

“We plan on being here for the long haul — as long as it takes to ensure that your rights and freedoms are restored,” Lich commented. “From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you very much.”

The police chief in Ottawa praised GoFundMe for seizing the donations and has threatened to go after sites such as GiveSendGo for supporting the truckers. The mayor of Ottawa and the police have ratcheted up efforts to stop the protest by seizing funds, cutting off food and fuel, and arresting a number of demonstrators. A judge just issued a 10-day injunction to stop truckers from honking their horns in protest. Approximately 500 people have also been ticketed and others are being threatened with charges if they help the truckers.

Sixty criminal investigations have been opened by police regarding the demonstrations. Most of those have to do with mischief, theft, hate crimes, and property damage.

So far, Wells says he has not been contacted by Canadian authorities regarding the “Freedom Convoy.” The fundraising campaign was created by the organization Freedom 2022 Human Rights, which is a sanctioned Canadian nonprofit.

“It’s very, very fascinating to me that governments have stepped in to that extent, especially in the Western world, because it goes against everything that we know, which is that our rights don’t come from government, they come from God, and that he’s given us those,” Wells stated. “And it’s the government’s place to ensure security of those rights not to try to take them from us.”

“I’m a military veteran and I just I know what that sacrifice is, and I’m not going to walk on that lightly,” he contended. “Literally, men and women have given up their lives, their security, they give up their safety and leave everything on the line to see freedom exist in this country and to walk on that to say, ‘Well, I’m going to take that from you.’ That’s such a mockery of those sacrifices.”

“GiveSendGo will always stand for freedom for people on either side of our current ideological separation,” Wells vowed. “That freedom was first bought at the cross for us. But it was also maintained by the blood of courageous men and women who sacrificed their lives so that we could live in freedom.”

Wells criticized GoFundMe for allowing fundraisers for Antifa and Black Lives Matter in Seattle.

“Obviously anybody that’s looking at GoFundMe or some of these big tech companies, you can see the bias written all over them,” he said, referring to the hypocrisy of GoFundMe allowing fundraising for demonstrators who took over the Capitol District in Seattle in 2020. “These occupations had taken over parts of cities in the United States. So, that bias here is overwhelming.”

“There will always be levels of detractors that try to instigate something,” Wells concluded. “And the opposing forces are going to try to make that the talking point in the narrative. And we’re not going to allow that to happen because we know that that isn’t the movement that is happening. This is a movement of peace, a movement of standing for their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

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