Christian charity Core Issues Trust (CIT) said that its banking priveleges at a Northern Ireland bank have been revoked after LGBT activist groups complained that the group was practicing conversion therapy.
Facebook and Paypal also removed the group’s accounts because of the complaints, leaving its ability to get donations drastically restricted.
“If a social media mob can cause a bank to close the account of a Christian ministry, then there is nowhere for Biblically faithful Christian ministries to go,” CIT CEO Mike Davidson said. “The UK is now becoming an intensely intolerant country.”
This kind of demonisation and refusing of services to a Christian ministry is reminiscent of how Jewish businesses were treated under Nazi rule,” CEO Andrea Williams of another Christian charity, Christian Concern, said.
Barclays didn’t comment about the move other than to say that its customer agreements allow it to terminate its relationship with any customer as long as it provides two months notice.
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