I Cancelled PayPal, Go With ProPay

Note: This is my personal decision, not endorsed by The Resurgent or Erick Erickson.

PayPal has demonstrated with their business vote that they don’t particularly value people of faith as their customers.

Their corporate blackmail in North Carolina over HB2 is beyond the pale, and prompted me to cancel my account with them. I’ve been a PayPal user for at least a decade (probably longer), but no more. I’m not one of those “boycott’em” Christians who eschews Disney or every company with worldly values.

I am not fan of the corporate pressure studios like Disney put on Georgia, but Gov. Deal is to blame for giving in. PayPal is actually carrying out their threat in N.C., over a bill that does nothing to discriminate against anyone and offers the same protection for women and young girls to use bathrooms and locker rooms we’ve had in America since there were public bathrooms and locker rooms.

For that, PayPay has declared open war on me while making friends with despots in other countries unfriendly to my values, and I do not intend to befriend a company that has sworn to be my enemy. This is my personal decision, not Erick’s or an official position of The Resurgent.

Based on 2nd Vote’s recommendation, I will be moving my payment activity to ProPay.

In the last few days, our research team has taken a very close look at a payment processing company based in Lehi, Utah called ProPay. This company was of particular interest because, ProPay has made many investments into developing products and strategies for eBay vendors and other e-commerce merchants.

First and foremost, the available research did not show any relationships between ProPay and anti-1st Amendment advocacy groups such as Georgia Prospers and Equality NC.

Secondly, ProPay’s parent company, Total System Services, Inc. was found to have a corporate partnership with the Salvation Army, a charity that affirms Pro-Life and pro-traditional marriage values.

ProPay was also found to be a neutral company on Education and Environmental issues. However, the company’s website does note that it prohibits transactions pertaining to the purchase of firearms on its payment platforms.

Based on the research, 2nd Vote has given ProPay a score of 3.6 (Lean Conservative). You can read the the details leading to this assessment here.

I’ve done past business with TSYS and their former parent company (CB&T) in my corporate jobs and found them to be reputable. TSYS is based in Columbus, Georgia.

When I canceled my PayPal account, I let them know why I did it, and, in my opinion, so should you.

About the author

Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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