why I have just dropped Lyft

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why I have just dropped Lyft

Dear Lyft Drive Team,

Logan and John, Lyft Co-founders
Kristin Sverchek, Lyft General Counsel

I had occasion to use the Lyft service this past week. My driver was courteous and helpful, and my experience was such that I had every intention of using Lyft for my transportation needs in the future.

This morning I changed my mind. I have deleted the Lyft app and I am writing this response because I am angry with your company, and I need to share my experience with others. I feel there will be many others who respond in like manner.

This morning I received a marketing email that told me about a terrible Texas law which “threatens to punish drivers for getting people where they need to go.” Your company used its own marketing structure to speak out against this terrible law. I am not a resident of Texas, and I have never seen the text of that law. So, I cannot address whether the law is just or not.

But I can speak the issue that your marketing letter skirted around and didn’t come out and say. One of the action points of your letter was the fact that your company is donating $1 million to Planned Parenthood “to help ensure that transportation is never a barrier to healthcare access.”

This action taken by your company is promoting the murder of innocent children. It is not a healthcare issue and it is not a women’s rights issue. Your company has decided to promote the destruction of innocent human life, and I cannot condone that decision by continuing to utilize your services or recommending them.

I am not one of these people who are constantly boycotting companies for political reasons. I am a political independent. I prefer to utilize companies that do not use their political clout to influence others. On that scale, your company has been weighed and found lacking.

As I said, I am not a Texan. But I can imagine that the Texas law you found so repulsive is an attempt by Texas lawmakers at protecting their citizens from being forced to promote the murder of innocent children. In your letter, you mentioned that potential drivers might cancel their ride if it involved a woman going to “a healthcare appointment.” You said that is “completely unacceptable.”

By saying so, you have already made a moral decision that should be made by your employees themselves. I would not like to work for a company that forced me to participate in the murder of an innocent child. I would not even want to walk into an office of such a company. I believe in God, and I fear his wrath. By your promotion of this terrible holocaust of abortion, I feel your company has incurred it.

Jefferson Vann
Delco North Carolina

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Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !

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