Amazon's charity the Smile Program has decided to ban Christian political groups from taking part while still allowing groups that promote anti-semitism to take part. How did this happen? Quite simply, Amazon outsourced it's “acceptance listing” to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), is a prominent Christian organization that specializes in First Amendment law. They were dropped from the Smile campaign at the suggestion of the SPLC. A spokesperson for Amazon said:
“In order for us to remove ourselves from the decision-maker and send away because we don’t want to be biased whatsoever, so we’re using the SPLC to establish the criteria for those organizations.”
The lack of logic here is ridiculous. To avoid bias, they put in charge one of the most biased organizations in the country. Let's take a look at who is not considered radical by the SPLC: The Nation of Islam.
So, NoI is an openly anti-Semitic and anti-white organization that advocates hate at all levels of society, yet they are welcomed with open arms by Amazon and the SPLC. NoI has ties with the Palestinian terror group Hamas, and is basically just a race hate group.
Amazon needs to take some responsibility for this. If their charity will be handing out cash to the Nation of Islam, we should really be asking ourselves if this is the kind of business we want to deal with. By choosing the SPLC, they not only made a biased choice, they should have known and expected that the beneficiaries would be skewed.