The domain FreeKimDavis.com has been purchased to either deceptively trick Davis’ supporters into giving money to a homosexual activist organization, or to keep supporters from being able to raise funds for her cause.
When the domain is entered, one is redirected to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) website, specifically its donation page.
“Donate to HRC today. Or give the gift of equality to a friend or loved one,” the page reads. “Please note: An HRC sticker is included as part of your donation.”
A WhoIs search reveals that the domain was purchased on September 3—the same day that Davis was ordered by U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning to serve time in jail until she agrees to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals. However, the registrar’s identifying information is hid by Domains by Proxy, owned by GoDaddy, from which the domain was purchased.
A Redirect Detective search also shows that FreeKimDavis.com is a “301 permanent redirect” to the Human Rights Campaign’s donation page.
“Those wanting to help Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to obey a judge’s edict to violate state law by issuing illegal marriage licenses to gay couples, may be tempted to go to freekimdavis.com, thinking that would be a good place to start. Think again,” writes Joe Newby of Conservative Firing Line.
As of press time, neither HRC, nor its president, Chad Griffin, have issued a statement about the matter or have commented on the redirect as to who might have purchased the domain. HRC could not be reached for comment.
As previously reported, one of the co-founders of HRC, Terrance Bean, 66, has spent the past year dealing with criminal charges of two counts of third-degree sodomy, a felony, and one count of third-degree sex abuse, a misdemeanor. The charges stemmed from an investigation that involves an alleged sexual encounter with a 15-year-old boy.
One of Bean’s young homosexual lovers, Kiah Lawson, 25, was facing identical charges for his alleged participation in the illicit meeting. The two had been in a dispute after Lawson claimed that he noticed that Bean had placed a camera above his bed to record sexual acts with men.
The outlet Williamette Week reports that documents indicate that Bean “attempted to settle the matter for $40,000 in exchange for Lawson turning over the images and refraining from disclosing Bean’s ‘alleged illicit sexual activities,’ but the deal was called off and Bean later sought to charge Lawson with theft and extortion.”
The charges against Bean and Lawson were dropped after prosecution stated that the now 17-year-old boy was unwilling to testify.
Bean’s Human Rights Campaign, which he co-founded in 1980 with Steve Endean, is said to be the largest homosexual advocacy group in the nation, having over 1.5 million supporters. He also founded the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, and has been one of the largest Democratic donors in Oregon, especially surrounding financial contributions made to Barack Obama’s election efforts, which are stated to be in excess of $1 million dollars.