Stop discrimination against faith-based organizations

Petition to: Intuit

 

Stop discrimination against faith-based organizations

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Stop discrimination against faith-based organizations

WE WON!

Thanks to all who signed this petition, we won a victory for Christian organizations! Now religious charities can get donations of QuickBooks 2015 financial software (including the nonprofit version).

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Here's the original petition request:

Are you upset about anti-Christian discrimination? Here's something you can do about it!

Faith-based organizations, like Good News Ministries of gnm.org, survive on donations. Intuit donates QuickBooks for Non-Profits to charities EXCEPT when it's a faith-based organization.

Good News Ministries is being treated unfairly and uncaringly by Intuit's staff. We've asked them to stop discriminating against us, to no avail. So we've started a letter writing campaign. Sign this petitition and it will be automatically sent to Intuit's Senior Manager of Corporate Public Relations.

For more info, see http://gnmforum.blogspot.com/2014/10/help-end-discrimination.html

So far, all of our attempts to communicate with Intuit on this matter has been completely ignored. Add your voice! Take action! Sign this petition to stop discrimination against faith-based organizations.

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Petition to: Intuit

Greetings, Diane Carlini.

As Senior Manager of Corporate Public Relations at Intuit, I'm sure you will want to do something to resolve this problem.

Intuite is discriminating against faith-based organizations. Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay, Inc. (gnm.org), has requested a donation of QuickBooks for Nonprofits through TechSoup.org, but your restrictions unfairly reject their request.

At TechSoup.org, Intuit lists your restrictions for eligibility. Of nine restrictions, Good News Ministries matches two, and these are discriminatory.

One: “Religious organizations without a secular community designation are not eligible to receive software through this program. A secular designation is defined as an organization separate from the church or religious organization that provides services to people regardless of their religious beliefs and does not propagate a belief in a specific faith.”

There is nothing illegal about propagating a belief in a specific faith. Faith-based organizations have the legal right to freedom of religious beliefs. Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay, Inc., does not force anyone to accept their faith beliefs. Nor do they withhold our services from anyone who doesn’t agree with their religious beliefs. At Good News Ministries, they explain their faith beliefs to anyone who wants to access it, but entirely it’s up to each individual to decide what to do with the information provided. Why is that a reason to discriminate against them?

Two: “Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.”

Good News Ministries has posted on Intuit’s Facebook page about this. They have attested that they do not discriminate in any way. Please stop contradicting your own company policy by discriminating against religious organizations!

Three: When Good News Ministries brought this up on Intuit’s Facebook page, they received a third reason, which was not posted at TechSoup.org: “Intuit’s We Care and Give Back efforts are primarily focused on organizations that support financial literacy or small business development in disadvantaged communities. As such, our restrictions for donation requests, on a corporate level, reflect that philosophy. However, Intuit does provide each of our regular employees with a copy of QuickBooks for donation purposes and they can give it to any 501c(3) organization of their choice each year, we believe in supporting the charitable interests of all our employees. ^Staci”

Good News Ministries replied: “Thank you, Staci, for replying. We are involved with supporting the development of a non-profit organization in Malawi, Central Africa. We support the efforts of a radio station (run by Msgr. Joseph Kimu) by supplying them with some of their needed equipment, content, and other types of support. We've been helping that radio station since 2001 as well as a children's nutrition centre and a program for training women to sew for income, which are associated with that radio station. Please tell me how I can obtain a donation of QuickBooks for Nonprofits for the work we do in Malawi and around the world.”

The result: No response. What’s with the “We Care” name you claim? After repeatedly stating their request since August 25, 2014, there’s still been no response.

To stop this petition from gaining more signatures and bringing Intuit more bad publicity, please remove your discriminatory restrictions at TechSoup.org so that Good News Ministries and other faith-based nonprofits may obtain the donation of software that you provide to other organizations.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Stop discrimination against faith-based organizations

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