The now-official Help Save Uncle Hugo’s GoFundMe.

Uncle Hugo’s was the iconic genre bookstore in Minneapolis that rioters destroyed a couple of weeks ago; this GoFundMe was first created by a fan, and was transferred over to store owner Don Blyly later on. It’s legit, and while the contents of the bookstore hopefully might almost be covered by insurance, the building’s a different matter entirely. Hence, the GoFundMe; and I tossed in.

Moe Lane

Well, @gofundme just formally joined the Left side of the culture wars.

Plan your fundraising activities accordingly, because while GoFundMe might want you to give them some of your filthy conservative money, they certainly don’t want you doing anything that would hurt the Left. By the way: I’m not surprised that this happened. I’m actually a little surprised that the corporation lasted this long:

GoFundMe’s old policy on crowdfunding may not have been enough to justify its decision last weekend to kill campaigns on behalf of a Christian-owned florist and bakery — but its new policy is.

The website quietly expanded its list of banned crowdfunding activities this week shortly after The Washington Times questioned GoFundMe’s reliance on its policy against campaigns in defense of “formal charges of heinous crimes” to pull fundraisers for Arlene’s Flowers and for Sweet Cakes by Melissa.

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