(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Nineteen Republican state attorneys general claimed on Tuesday that one of the biggest American banks — JPMorgan Chase — “de-banked” conservative and religious organizations for their values and principles.
According to a letter that was provided to the Daily Wire, the officials stated that the National Committee for Religious Freedom, a “nonpartisan, faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to defending the right of everyone in America to live one’s faith freely,” lost its Chase bank account three weeks after it was started and was also asked to provide a list of their donors to the firm.
Family Council, a conservative organization working to strengthen traditional family values, also lost a bank account after a credit card processor owned by Chase terminated it. Another firm that is also owned by the bank — WePay — also refused to serve Defense of Liberty, a Missouri-based political action committee.
While Chase reportedly discriminates against conservative Christians, the bank still caters to a leftist agenda promoting radical diversity, equity and inclusion policies. Chase even boasts about its high scores on the Corporate Equality Index, an initiative that was started by the Human Rights Campaign, a prominent activism and political lobbying organization that supports sexual deviancy.
“A bank does not have the right to mislead its customers,” the attorneys general said in the letter.
“Chase cannot call itself ‘inclusive,’ publicize that it ‘opposes discrimination in any form,’ promise to ‘prevent discrimination’ against customers and then refuse to commit to the most basic equality of treatment and fair dealing.”
Chase was asked by the officials to participate in the survey component of the Viewpoint Diversity Score Business Index. The Daily Wire reported that the Alliance Defending Freedom started this initiative to evaluate prominent firms for their commitments to religious liberty and freedom of speech.
After people at the bank took the survey, it was revealed that Chase scored 15% out of 100% due to “unclear or imprecise policies” which allow the bank to “deny service for arbitrary or politically biased reasons,” according to the letter.