The Babylon Bee, a satirical news publication, announced a $100,000 relief fund designated to help supporters and subscribers struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The relief fund, unlike their content, is not satirical.
“If you’re a Babylon Bee supporter or subscriber and you or a loved one is suffering financially right now, I want to offer some help. I have set aside $100,000 in a relief fund,” tweeted Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon.
If you're a Babylon Bee supporter or subscriber and you or a loved one is suffering financially right now, I want to offer some help. I have set aside $100k in a relief fund. Please use the contact form on our website to get in touch.
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) April 17, 2020
Dillon told the The Federalist he hopes to give back to the Babylon Bee’s supporters during these times.
“We ask our readers for support all the time, probably with annoying regularity. But people are really struggling right now, so I wanted to return the favor and give back to those who’ve helped us get to where we are,” Dillon said. “Galatians 6:2 reminds us to carry each other’s burdens. That’s what this is really about.”
Galatians 6:2 reads, “carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
The Christian foundations of the Babylon Bee are consistently under attack by left-wing news sites. In attempts to de-platform the news organization, left-wing outlets such as Snopes.com try to “fact-check” the Babylon Bee’s articles, all off which are satirical.
Snopes claimed their satirical articles, which obviously poke fun at political events, are fictionalized versions of the real story. “The Babylon Bee has tried to fool readers with its brand of satire in the past,” wrote Snopes in its “fact-checking” section.
Despite the Left’s greatest efforts, the Babylon Bee is still operational and generously giving back to their readers, subscribers, and supporters during these unprecedented times.