Lake Charles, La., Sep 6, 2017 / 14:57 pm
A non-profit group dedicated to studying and explaining the effects of the sexual revolution claims that its ability to process donations online was cancelled because of its views on sexuality.
"The Ruth Institute's primary focus is family breakdown and its impact on children: understanding it, healing it, ending it. If this makes us a 'hate group,' so be it," Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder of the Ruth Institute, said on Friday.
Morse said that on Aug. 31 she received a letter from Vanco Payments, which processed the Ruth Institute's donations online, telling her that the service would be discontinued that day.
The reason Vanco gave for cutting their service was that the Ruth Institute "has been flagged by Card Brands as being affiliated with a product/service that promotes hate, violence, harassment and/or abuse. Merchants that display such attributes are against Vanco and Wells Fargo processing policies."