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Financial Crimes Agency advocates for bank account closures for conservative Christian groups

Monday, March 18, 2024 @ 01:59 PM

TUPELO, Miss. — Following the events of January 6, 2021, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network endorsed a list of “hate groups,” including conservative Christian organizations like Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Research Council. These groups were labeled as “hate groups” in a report titled “Bankrolling Bigotry,” which highlighted their online funding strategies. The report identifies these Chrisitan organizations, who simply want the freedom to live according to their faith, with commonly recognized hate groups like white nationalists and Holocaust deniers. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Family Association (AFA, is also listed as a “hate group.”

AFA President Tim Wildmon urged Christians to get involved in society before an extremist radical agenda further threatens America’s Constitutional rights.

“The weaponization of the federal government under the iron-fisted rule of so-called ‘progressives’ continues at break-neck speed, threatening the rights guaranteed under the Constitution,” says Wildmon. “What is ironic –– and frightening –– is that the real hate group in this nation is the radical left. The members of this rather cultish segment of society hate God, hate the Bible, hate Christians, hate constitutional principles, and hate the Founding Fathers. Moreover, these professional haters have no problem putting their hostility into action, as evidenced by the pressure on financial institutions to ‘debank’ political and cultural enemies. This is going for the jugular –– that is, the lifeblood of Christian and other conservative groups. Followers of Christ must be involved in society as salt and light before spiritual darkness swallows up the freedoms that generations of Americans assumed were safe.”

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 110,000 subscribers to The Stand (formerly known as the AFA Journal), the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

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