A night of high drama is unfolding in conservative crowd funding circles, as the site gofundme.com, host to most of the campaigns to bail out bigots acting out religious freedom claims against gays and others, shut down the campaign for Sweet Cakes by Melissa only hours after it opened.
Around 9.50 pm Pacific time, the Sweet Cakes by Melissa Facebook page reported:
Evidently Go fund me has shut down our Go fund me page and will not let us raise any money. Satan's really at work but I know our God has a plan and wins in the end!
Commenters on Facebook and Free Republic reported making inquiries and receiving this message:
Thank you for writing to us about this campaign.
After careful review by our team, we have found the “Support Sweet Cakes By Melissa” campaign to be in violation of our Terms and Conditions. The money raised thus far will still be made available for withdrawal.
While a different campaign was recently permitted for a pizzeria in Indiana, no laws were violated and the campaign remained live. However, the subjects of the “Support Sweet Cakes By Melissa” campaign have been formally charged by local authorities and found to be in violation of Oregon state law concerning discriminatory acts.
Accordingly, the campaign has been disabled.
The GoFundMe Team
At least one Freeper reported the last time he saw the Sweet Cakes site, last evening, just over $109,000 had been raised.
Given the Go Fund Me Team's reasoning, it is not clear why Barronelle Stutzman, the discriminatory florist of Richland, WA, is keeping her campaign site up and raking in. Stutzman has been found guilty of violating Washington's anti-discrimination laws.
An inquiry to Go Fund Me to find that out has been promised a response later Saturday.
In the meantime, it has been another slow day for the other crowd fund welfarists. Barronelle Stutzman raised $90 yesterday, from four new donors. Jimbo Boggess, the racist deli owner in New Jersey, got $10 from one new fan of White History Month celebrations. And Brian Brown, trying to drum up bus far for poor opponents of marriage equality, raised $1105 toward his $10,000 upward beg to charter buses. The rally is tomorrow; NOM raised $$43,156 of the target of $50k.
Now let's sit back and see how long after tomorrow's rally before NOM shuts the beg down.