Christian fundraising site raises a colossal amount of donations for Kenosha shooter
A Christian fundraising website has raised more than $300,000 for the Kenosha shooter, who killed two protestors last week.
- Christian website has raised more than $300,000 for the man who killed two protesters in Kenosha.
- They claim Rittenhouse “just defended himself”.
- Social media users are outraged by the fundraiser presenting the gunman as a hero.
Religion News Service reports that the Christian fundraiser Give Send Go has earned thousands of dollars for the alleged shooting suspect.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide over the deaths of two demonstrators amid shootings in Kenosha.
According to the fundraiser, Rittenhouse “just defended himself from a brutal attack by multiple members of the far-leftist group ANTIFA”. They believe he was “forced” to kill the two men to defend his own life. Their statement reads:
“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.
Let’s give back to someone who bravely tried to defend his community.”
As Comic Sands notes, the facts stated in the fundraiser, however, are heavily twisted.
Hours before the fatal shooting, Rittenhouse traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin, from his home in Antioch, Illinois. He was part of a group of ‘self-styled militias’ defending local businesses from looters. What’s more, he was armed with a semi-automatic rifle slung across his body.
What’s more, witnesses of the shooting said the gunman was ‘definitely very agitated’, and ‘he just began to fire multiple rounds and that dispersed people near him’. Besides, the men that attacked Rittenhouse were armed with nothing but a skateboard.
Another thing the fundraiser is trying to convince people is that Antifa is a ‘far-leftist group’ when it’s not even a group but rather a movement.
Social media users are now slamming the website for supporting the shooter and spreading false facts.
Raising money for a murdering racist? Not very Christian like. https://t.co/SpCj3ldGVZ
— Colorado Audrey🔥🦂😷 (@AudreyStJames1) August 30, 2020
Previously, similar campaigns for the shooter have appeared on other fundraising websites, including GoFundMe, but they have reportedly removed the campaigns.