Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo has raised over a quarter of a million USD for Kenosha killer, Kyle Rittenhouse, stating that his murdering of BLM protestors was in “self-defence.”
Currently, Kenosha, Wisconsin is the BLM hotspot of America. After the brutal police shooting of unarmed black man Jacob Blake by the hands of Kenosha police, domestic terrorist Kyle Rittenhouse was filmed calmly walking past law enforcement just two days later after killing two BLM matter protestors.
While many are viewing Rittenhouse’s murder as the pinnacle of race inequality in America, Christian lobbyists have defended his actions, raising over a quarter of a million dollars to ensure the 17-year-old’s bailout from jail, justifying his killings actions as “self-defence.”
Rittenhouse has been charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree homicide and one count of attempted homicide for actions that occurred during BLM protests, which were re-ignited by the brutal police killing of Jacob Blake in the same city.
While other crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe refused to accept donations for Rittenhouse’s bail, Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo is currently hosting a fundraising drive for Rittenhouse sitting just over $260,000 USD.
The fundraising story on the website reads: “Kyle Rittenhouse just defended himself from a brutal attack by multiple members of the far-leftist group ANTIFA,” continuing that “he was forced to take two lives to defend his own.”
ANTIFA is a term used by the far-right to demobilise the Democrats, or in this case, BLM protestors. The term is short for anti-fascists and mostly used to refer to the radical far-left.
The website goes onto say, “the situation was clearly self-defence” and that the money will be going towards defending “Kyle and his family,” who will be needing it to cover the impending legal fees for his defence in the courtroom.
GiveSendGo, much like other mainstream crowdfunding sites, allow donors to leave comments. The comments on Rittenhouse’s drive elude to his innocence due to his Christian upbringing and patriot status, commending him on his actions of “courage” and “bravery.”
The praising of the 17-year-old’s alleged murders is generating discussion across the internet about the blatant racism in the American criminal justice system, contrasting the death of Jacob Blake by police and the defence of Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder.
Don’t you dare tell me there isn’t racism in US law enforcement.
Unarmed Jacob Blake, shot 7 times in the back for walking to his kids in his car
17 year old, Kyle Rittenhouse holding AR-15 style gun after murdering protestors and the police look onpic.twitter.com/JlwjRh1oOj
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) August 26, 2020
If people don’t see it now with Jacob Blake and Kyle Rittenhouse. They never will.
— Kate🌻 Phillips (@Katelinjaneee) August 29, 2020
Dylann Roof shot & killed 9 Black people in a church, the police gave him Burger King.
Kyle Rittenhouse shot & killed 2 protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the police gave him bottles of water.
Jacob Blake stopped a fight, the police shot him 7 times in the back paralyzing him.
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) August 26, 2020
Now, an alternate petition has been released on a different Christian crowdfunding website FaithfulAmerica.org to delete GiveSendGo’s Kyle Rittonhouse drive, calling the 17-year-old a “vigilante” and Jacob Blake the “latest Black victim of brutal state violence.”
A “Christian” crowdfunding site normally used for mission trips has helped Kyle Rittenhouse raise over $200,000.
5,000+ Christians have signed this petition calling for @GiveSendGo to stop aiding a white supremacist vigilante.
Add your name ⬇️⬇️ https://t.co/FkSPxuELqm
— Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons (@GuthrieGF) August 30, 2020