Christian Crowdfunding Site Raises $261K For Rittenhouse, Tweets ‘Jesus Is Life’
The Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo proclaimed that “Jesus is Life!” in a Sunday tweet after its platform had raised more than $260,000 for accused Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse.
- As of Monday afternoon, the fundraiser for Rittenhouse had surpassed $271,000, well beyond its $200,000 goal.
- Religion News Service noted that GiveSendGo appears to be the only crowdfunding site to allow a campaign for Rittenhouse to remain online, after GoFundMe and Fundly both removed fundraisers for the alleged gunman.
- The description for the GiveSendGo campaign reads:
"Kyle Rittenhouse just defended himself from a brutal attack by multiple members of the far-leftist group ANTIFA – the experience was undoubtedly a brutal one, as he was forced to take two lives to defend his own. Now, Kyle is being unfairly charged with murder 1, by a DA who seems determined only to capitalize on the political angle of the situation. The situation was clearly self-defense, and Kyle and his family will undoubtedly need money to pay for the legal fees."
- GiveSendGo seems to have used the Rittenhouse campaign to promote itself on Twitter, tweeting to numerous high-profile conservative figures that it is “committed to giving both sides of the political culture in our society an equal chance to let their voices be heard unlike gofundme.”
Rittenhouse was arrested in connection with the fatal shootings of two protesters in Kenosha last week “and is being charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree homicide and one count of attempted homicide,” RNS reported.