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Software company refuses service to pro-life group over abortion, marriage views
LSN ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski

Posted on 03/18/2013 9:51:07 AM PDT by Morgana

TORONTO, March 18, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A U.S. company that provides software solutions to nonprofit organizations has refused service to the Canadian pro-life group Campaign Life Coalition, accusing it of supporting “hate, prejudice and bigotry."

CLC's Jack Fonseca told LifeSiteNews.com that recently Campaign Life Coalition asked an information technology (IT) consultant to help improve its business processes.

"He searched for a database solutions company that specializes in non-profits like ours," Fonseca told LifeSiteNews. The IT specialist found a company called The Databank, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The consultant also found an endorsement from a Jesuit retreat center in Atlanta, Georgia, on the testimonials page of the Databank's website.

"We are very happy with thedatabank so much (sic) that we have encouraged other Jesuit Retreat Centers to use it," said Sharon Machek of Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center.

But Fonseca says that after filling out a form on the company’s website to view a free online demo on behalf of CLC, the consultant received an email reply from Bridget Kelly, The Databank’s sales manager. It stated, “Please continue your search for nonprofit software. Our company values are not a good fit for your organization's mission. There is no need to view our online demonstration today. Thank you.”

At that point the consultant wrote a strongly worded e-mail to the company, calling its decision "outrageous. The company’s CEO, Chris Hanson, wrote back, and far from apologizing, dug in his heels. “Campaign Life Coalition positions on just about every issue are in direct contradiction with not only our personal beliefs and company mission, but also many organizations we currently work with,” he said.

“Sorry if you feel offended by Bridget’s response but I’m offended by organizations that seek to violate and restrict the human rights of women, gays, lesbians and others. The only amicable resolution for hate, prejudice and bigotry is to eliminate it.”

According to Fonseca, “The IT executive, who had no prior connection to CLC and works in the secular world, was absolutely stunned that a company providing a morally neutral product, i.e. database software, would discriminate against a pro-life organization over their moral and ethical beliefs."


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: abortion; antichristianbigotry; canada; discrimination; homosexualagenda; prolife; software

1 posted on 03/18/2013 9:51:07 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

But wedding planners and bakeries can’t refuse to do business with gays? I think someone should sue.


2 posted on 03/18/2013 9:53:05 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Morgana

Names and addresses of all this co’s employees might help.......


3 posted on 03/18/2013 9:53:59 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Morgana

The Databank, eh?

Grist for *our* databank..


4 posted on 03/18/2013 9:55:17 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Morgana

Not unlike the bakers, wedding planners, hotels and inns that have refused to provide goods or services for gay weddings.


5 posted on 03/18/2013 9:55:27 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: kevslisababy

Go figure, the pro-life company is Canadian, and the pro-death company is American.


6 posted on 03/18/2013 9:56:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kevslisababy

It’s a one way street.


7 posted on 03/18/2013 9:57:01 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Morgana

Here’s their website:

http://www.thedatabank.com/


8 posted on 03/18/2013 9:57:59 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: rrrod

http://www.thedatabank.com/

http://www.thedatabank.com/testimonials.aspx

The links from the articles did not come up when I reposted. This is what the sites are if you go to the page and click on the links.


9 posted on 03/18/2013 9:58:06 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
Insane decision on the part of the company.

See, if I am running a software company, and an anti-gun organization wants my solution, I charge them 5 times the going rate. I give them my software, make 2x profit, and send the other 3x to the GOA, NRA, and Georgia Conceal Carry organizations.

Take the damned money and apply it to their foes.

10 posted on 03/18/2013 9:58:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: kevslisababy
Chris Hanson has more or less said he'd rather kill babies than do business.

That's how corrupt the murderous leftwingtard pro-abortion crowd has become.

11 posted on 03/18/2013 9:58:49 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

And their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/thedatabank


12 posted on 03/18/2013 9:59:15 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: OKRA2012
This has nothing to do with bakeries etc., it is all about whether there is a God and He gives life or not.

Too many choose to disbelieve God and THEY are the minions of the enemy.

Pity ... all they need is some brain washing .... by the washing of The Word.

13 posted on 03/18/2013 9:59:23 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Morgana; All

(The Databank just wants to ensure that a high % of its potential future customers are aborted before they can use their product...it’s the same exact reason why there are X % of fewer baby & child products purchased, why teachers are laid off & schools closed down, and why illegal immigrants are widely accepted into Western nations...)


14 posted on 03/18/2013 10:00:09 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Morgana
And their clients http://www.thedatabank.com/clients.aspx
15 posted on 03/18/2013 10:00:48 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Morgana
I think any company should be free to refuse to do business with anyone, for any reason. Don't like 'em 'causwe they're gay? Because they are pro-life? Because they're black? or Muslim? It's all fine with me -- you don't have a free society if the government forces you to go against what you consider a good business decision.

And, obviously, if one group is given protected, preferential treatment ("Don't discriminate against homosexuals") and another group is declared fair game ("Pro-life? Shun them! They are icky!") then we have a serious problem.

Do we have a government of laws, or of men? Don't bother. I know the answer. Sigh.

16 posted on 03/18/2013 10:01:09 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Looks like they only work for ‘leftie’ non-profits.


17 posted on 03/18/2013 10:03:02 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: OKRA2012

Can a Canadian company sue an American company for this? Which country would have jurisdiction?


18 posted on 03/18/2013 10:03:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Morgana

The software company management are idiots.

There are at least 1/2 dozen open source “free as in beer” database programs. Some of them are every bit as good as 90% of the closed source counterparts.

For a half way good consultant, this should be a non-issue.


19 posted on 03/18/2013 10:04:38 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

The reason they’ve done is this they’ve lost their previous consultant. ;)


20 posted on 03/18/2013 10:10:07 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Morgana

I create databases for a living and I live near CLC headquarters. Time to submit a bid.


21 posted on 03/18/2013 10:10:54 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Morgana

Sue the hell out of them under the stoooopppiiid Canadian Human Rights Commissions.


22 posted on 03/18/2013 10:11:53 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Morgana
Guess they can't be sued under Canadian Human Rights Commisions (the ones that make life hell for those who don't want to do lesbian weddings etc.) since the company is USA.

But we have roughly the same sorts of lynch mob commissions in most states.

23 posted on 03/18/2013 10:13:43 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Morgana

I don’t have any problem with this as long as other business are allowed to act according to their beliefs - but they’re not, are they?


24 posted on 03/18/2013 10:13:52 AM PDT by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Morgana

If we, as honest conservatives, believe in the right to contract freely, then we can’t oppose them on this.

Let these disgusting supporters of abortion go on without our business... and let us do business with companies that welcome pro-lifers.

Just as, if we want a Christian landlord to have the right to restrict rentals to gay couples, we must allow a gay landlord to have the right to restrict rentals to Christians.

In a free economy, there will be contracting parties on all sides, willing to meet each others’ need.

I’m not saying we shouldn’t be outraged at this software company... sure, be outraged... sure, boycott them... but don’t ask the government to step in.. Always think of it as if the shoe were on the other foot. We don’t want the government to have the ability to harass our side any more than they already (usually unconstitutionally) do.

JFD


25 posted on 03/18/2013 10:16:05 AM PDT by jfd1776
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To: Sgt_Schultze

client list?

hee hee hee

Did you notice the State Bar of Georgia?


26 posted on 03/18/2013 10:16:50 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Lazamataz

Bravo, Lazamataz. I like your approach!


27 posted on 03/18/2013 10:17:04 AM PDT by jfd1776
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To: jfd1776

I refer to it as “The Chrissie Hynde Approach”....She takes the money from Rush using “My City Was Gone” and donates it to PETA.


28 posted on 03/18/2013 10:18:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

No one is going to be sued, not is anyone doing anything illegal in this case.

For example, in all US jurisdictions it would be illegal for a business to say, “I am not going to serve you because you are black” and in some jurisdictions it would be illegal for a business to say, “I am not going to serve you because you are gay.”

However, in this case, the organization that is being denied service is being denied service due to its position on some political issue.

The Pro Life Group has no case!

That is unless you would want to be be sued for refusing to rent a piece a property that you owned to Planned Parenthood.


29 posted on 03/18/2013 10:19:50 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Morgana

Technological tyrany should work both ways.


30 posted on 03/18/2013 10:33:22 AM PDT by Nomedeplume
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To: Morgana
...email reply from Bridget Kelly, The Databank’s sales manager. It stated, “Please continue your search for nonprofit software. Our company values are not a good fit...

That company has a strange idea about "good fit". Anyway, who wants to do business with a company run by turd pokers, except other turd pokers?

31 posted on 03/18/2013 10:38:16 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: OKRA2012
That is unless you would want to be be sued for refusing to rent a piece a property that you owned to Planned Parenthood.

Or, unless you are a baker who doesn't want to be sued for refusing to bake a "wedding" cake for a couple of carpet munchers or turd pokers.
Oh wait...

32 posted on 03/18/2013 10:41:02 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

It depends on the laws of the jurisdiction in question.

In most jurisdictions the baker can refuse service for a gay wedding, while in some jurisdictions he cannot.


33 posted on 03/18/2013 10:50:02 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Morgana
I am sure the ACLU will immediately step into this one on the side of Pro-Life.
34 posted on 03/18/2013 10:53:29 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Morgana
Software company refuses service to pro-life group over abortion, marriage views

Works for me. This helps establish a precedent, and it also tips me off on businesses I will not support.

35 posted on 03/18/2013 11:33:52 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: OKRA2012

I am not so sure you are correct.
The businesses you mentioned just say “we do not agree with your life style”, it is homosexuals who then say they are bigots and hate mongers.
I have never seen a company so vile. The CEO could have just as easily said, “I am sorry you feel that way but our business mission seems to be different than yours, there are plenty of companies which I feel would work better for you”.


36 posted on 03/18/2013 11:53:17 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw

People’s status by race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability are protected and in some places sexual orientation is protected.

This being an organization with a political position is not protected by any law.

And that is good.


37 posted on 03/18/2013 12:01:45 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: muawiyah

Here are the Freeks and Geeks.They look just like Left Wing Pro Murder of Baby types.

http://www.thedatabank.com/team.aspx


38 posted on 03/18/2013 12:05:25 PM PDT by DAC21
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