Gays Against Groomers, a gay rights company composed of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, indicated that they have been banned by PayPal for violating their user agreement.
Gays Against Groomers is a self-described “coalition of gays against the sexualization, indoctrination, and medicalization of children.”
In their announcement that they had been banned by PayPal, the group shared their dismay that, while they were being banned, organizations like Prostasia were still allowed to do business on the platform.
JUST IN: While we’re not allowed to conduct business on PayPal, guess who is… an organization that offers a support group for “MAPs”@PayPal banned us for being against pedophilia, but allow actual pedophile groups to use their services unabated.#BoycottPayPal pic.twitter.com/b6csNR73cv
— Gays Against Gr██mers (@againstgrmrs) September 22, 2022
Prostasia hosts a forum called the MAP Support club, which offers a “chat-based peer-support network for teenagers and adults who self-identify as being attracted to younger minors.”
“It is intended as a community where MAPs can connect with one another, offer and receive support in difficult times, and overall just enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where one can have fun and not be judged,” stated Prostasia on their website.
Jaimee Michell, founder of Gays Against Groomers, sounded off on the contradiction of PayPal issuing a ban against them while allowing a pedophile support group to continue operating on their platform.
“The fact that an organization comprised solely of gay people, with trans contributors as well, is being banned from the largest payment processors in the country for opposing the sexualization and mutilation of children is shocking, to say the least,” said Michell. “On top of that, we discovered tonight that while we have been banned, an organization that literally runs a support group for pedophiles is able to use PayPal’s services.”
“It tells you all you need to know about the state of our society right now,” concluded Michell.
In 2021, Paypal announced a partnership with the Anti-Defamation League to “fight extremism and protect marginalized communities.”
The Anti-Defamation League said in a press release that, together with PayPal, they had “launched a research effort to address the urgent need to understand how extremist and hate movements throughout the U.S. are attempting to leverage financial platforms to fund criminal activity.”