FREEDOM COMES AT A PRICE . . .
No sooner did we arrive back in the US from a triumphant mission to bring hope and healing in South Africa from the scars of antisemitism, when I remembered—as we approach Thanksgiving next week—that PJTN was removed from the Amazon Smile program which enables Amazon customers to designate us as a favorite charity and declare that a portion of each purchase designated can be directed to us as a gift.
This came as a result of PJTN’s recent listing as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. We were shocked when Amazon informed us that we would no longer be able to benefit from those wanting to earmark a donation on the Smile platform. On the heels of the SPLC listing of PJTN as a “hate group” alongside the KKK, comes this loss of much-needed donations as thousands of supporters prepare for their Christmas and Chanukah shopping. It will predictably cost the organization thousands in lost donations.
I have now angrily learned first-hand that this political witch hunt against those that don’t share SPLC’s extremist liberal views has been adopted as a religious doctrine by Amazon. We have also quickly learned that it would appear that PJTN has become a "canary in the coal mine” and we will not be silent in sounding warning alarms nationally on what happens when big tech is allowed to create discriminatory policies based on the nefarious listings of political organizations with an ax to grind.
As I said earlier—we will wear the “hate group” badge proudly in speaking out against "evil”—be it the hatred against Israel, the antisemitic rhetoric of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib or the day to day normalization of the elements in our culture. In a free country that cherishes freedom of expression, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, tech companies like Amazon should not be allowed to blacklist charities that espouse views that fly in the face of liberalism in this way. I will also be vocal in calling on our elected officials to ensure that our voice is not silenced by the alliance of far-left groups and their enablers in Silicon Valley.
I am today calling on our PJTN Watchmen to prayerfully consider increasing their support during this difficult time. We will be missing the benefits of ALL shopping days this holiday season—from Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales through and including Christmas retail shopping at Amazon online.
Freedom of speech comes with a price and PJTN will not be silenced!
Our faith, family and freedoms are at stake—as well as PJTN’s tireless voice in the war on antisemitism! We will not lose ground to our enemies in this battle!
You can make a difference!
Please let me know I can count on your support in this battle! We have had matching challenges of $1,000, $2,000, $2,500 and $3,000 over the past ten days as PJTN Watchmen from around the world have responded to our year-end ask! I hope you will consider joining this challenge match.
PJTN will continue to assure that your voice will never be silenced!
Thank you for standing with me through all!