Screw-PayPal.com spoke with Pastor Travis Pierce of the Ku Klux Klan, LLC.
Mr. Pierce is the Ku Klux Klan's Membership Director and Public Relations Spokesman.
While commenting on PayPal's
said, "We found the service valuable and helpful.
knew it was doing business with the Ku Klux Klan
right from the start.
provided documentation showing that the Ku Klux Klan
signed up for a Business/Premier Account using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even though the KKK
to be "valuable and helpful," things started to go down hill after the KKK
began collecting significant amounts of money and then transferring their money to their bank account.
that, "It was a real hustle having to call in and beg them [PayPal] to transfer our funds into the corporate account.
They wanted us to make purchases through PayPal
so they could earn on both ends.
explained to PayPal
that they needed their money for administration only and did not need the option of making purchases using their PayPal
In December 2005, PayPal limited
and closed the Ku Klux Klan's PayPal account because they were not making enough money with them.
"We called to find out what could be wrong, it took several days before one of their representatives informed us our service was canceled due to the fact that our PayPal activities did not generate enough revenue for them and the fact that our website mentions race on it.
went on to explain that PayPal
knew it was doing business with the Ku Klux Klan and PayPal
knew that the KKK
has a strong focus on race.
then hung up on the Ku Klux Klan
Throughout December 2005, the KKK
continued to make phone calls to PayPal
"Every call I made I got an underling who had and could obtain no information, no one could or would make a decision, or put me in touch with anyone who could.
The wagons were circled and we were froze out," a calm Travis Pierce