Account Closed: Banks and Businesses Cancel Christians


Account Closed: Banks and Businesses Cancel Christians

The National Committee for Religious Freedom, led by former U.S. Senator and Religious Freedom Ambassador Sam Brownback, went to JPMorgan Chase for a bank account. They found out their account had been closed after only a few weeks.

"I went in to make a deposit at a branch here in Kansas about three or four weeks after we'd opened up the account," Brownback told us, "And the teller there said 'That account's been closed.' And I go, 'What?' and they said, 'That account's been closed. Your funds will be sent to you in a couple of weeks.' And then later they came back and said, 'Well, if you'll disclose who gives more than 10% of your funds to you and your criteria for supporting candidates as a 501c4 we'll consider re-opening up the account.'

Despite a letter of apology, according to Brownback, the bank's decision-making process remains a mystery to him.

JP Morgan Chase was contacted by CBN News about the incident, and they assured  "We would never discontinue a relationship because of religious or political affiliation, and we didn't with this client…We're not proud of how we handled communicating with this client about what we needed from them, and have apologized verbally and in writing."

While JP Morgan Chase did not provide us with an explanation for the account closure, they did state that "we are required by anti-money laundering laws to conduct customer due diligence."

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