The Salvation Army red kettles that sit outside storefronts during the Christmas season are causing some gay groups to see red. LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) activists are calling for a boycott of the Salvation Armyâ€™s annual red kettle drive because of its stance on homosexuality.
Bil Browning, writing on the LGBQT blog The Bilerico Project, said, â€śAs the holidays approach, the Salvation Army bell ringers are out in front of stores dunning shoppers for donations. If you care about gay rights, you'll skip their bucket in favor of a charity that doesn't actively discriminate against the LGBT community. The Salvation Army has a history of active discrimination against gays and lesbians.â€ť
Meanwhile, a Facebook page called â€śBoycott The Salvation Armyâ€ť now has over 2,000 likes. The description of the page reads, â€śThe Salvation Army is not only a charity, but an evangelical church...
Those evil bell-ringers, standing out in the cold for no other reason than to collect money for the poor...how dare they pick on the poor LGBT's, who are only trying to self-actualize and insisting on everyone else joining the party. Those evil bell-ringers should be helping them recruit the poor, not feed them. Oh, the injustice! The evil bell-ringers must be stopped.
Sorry for the sarcasm. Christian or not, why does anybody listen to these people (LGBT and other such groups) anymore? Don't they see the hypocrisy of blasting the Salvation Army for collecting for the poor for no other reason than that it interferes with their own personal path to self-fulfillment?! Wow, it's pretty unbelievable!