Christian website raises almost $400K for Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse

In the wake of his arrest for fatally shooting two protesters and wounding another during the recent unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Christian crowdfunding website GiveSendGo has raised $398,634 for Kyle Rittenhouse‘s legal defense as of this writing.

“Kyle Rittenhouse just defended himself from a brutal attack by multiple members of the far-leftist group ANTIFA—the experience was undoubtedly a brutal one, as he was forced to take two lives to defend his own,” read the campaign description, adding that Rittenhouse was “unfairly charged” with murder for what they and his supporters say was “clearly” self-defense.

Speaking to Newsweek this Thursday, site cofounder Heather Wilson said she’s “committed to giving both sides of the political culture in our society an equal chance to let their voices be heard.”

As Newsweek point out, fundraisers for Rittenhouse had briefly appeared on GoFundMe and Fundly but were later taken down after being deemed unacceptable with the proceeds refunded to donors.

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Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.