Holy Donut criticized on social media for teaming with Salvation Army

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Commenters on Facebook say The Salvation Army has a history of discriminating against the LGBT community. The non-profit has denied those allegations.
Portland doughnut shop The Holy Donut has drawn a backlash for a holiday promotion that intended to provide gifts, including warm winter clothes, to children in need.
The doughnut shop announced its plan on Facebook. Users did not take kindly to the fact that The Holy Donut partnered with The Salvation Army to find a few children in need. Commenters on Facebook took issue with the partnership, alleging that The Salvation Army has a history of discriminating against the LGBT community. The Salvation Army has denied that it discriminates against anybody for any reason.

“They proselytize to the people in their programs, they reject LGBT people from their shelters. They have tried to scrub their image, but still discriminate,” one commenter wrote on The Holy Donut’s page.

“People are going to boycott The Holy Donut because of YOUR choices. Do you see what we’re getting at? You’re supporting an establishment that doesn’t support your customers, so your customers will stop supporting you,” another commenter said.
The Salvation Army has often come under fire from the LGBT community. In 2012, a Burlington, Vermont, woman said she was fired by The Salvation Army for being bisexual. The Salvation Army has a page on its website that addresses the rumors it has an anti-LGBT agenda.
“We need your help in ending these rumors,” the post reads. “They can persuade people not to give, which in turn diminishes our resources and our ability to serve people in crisis. Please share what you know about The Salvation Army – that we serve anywhere there is need, without discrimination.”
Holy Donut criticized on social media for teaming with Salvation Army - Portland Press Herald

All I can say is "Good Grief People" This is a Donut company trying to help kids have a better Christmas. Can't you think about someone other then yourselves for one minute. Its time for this self centered ideology to be over. Think of helping others, that's all Holy Donuts wanted to do.
 
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You mean a religious organization takes a religious stance... and people are offended for others helping this group help others.

Is this not thinking stuff through? Or is this more irrational bigoted hatred for anything Christian?
 
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This is why we need government to support people. You can't rely on charities that will only want to give to only white people, or only christians, or only heterosexuals. And don't tell me that type of shit doesn't happen.
 
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You mean a religious organization takes a religious stance... and people are offended for others helping this group help others.

Is this not thinking stuff through? Or is this more irrational bigoted hatred for anything Christian?
This is hatred for religious organizations on display. The Gay community is trying to be the Judge and jury on anyone that has beliefs other then theirs. This confirms why they have gone after Christian businesses.
 
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This is why we need government to support people. You can't rely on charities that will only want to give to only white people, or only christians, or only heterosexuals. And don't tell me that type of shit doesn't happen.
You have proof of your claims? Holy Donut is a for profit business. They just got information from Salvation Army about those in need
 
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This is hatred for religious organizations on display. The Gay community is trying to be the Judge and jury on anyone that has beliefs other then theirs. This confirms why they have gone after Christian businesses.
That part wasn't covered, but the gay cake people went to several bakeries TRYING to get rejected.
 
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This is hatred for religious organizations on display. The Gay community is trying to be the Judge and jury on anyone that has beliefs other then theirs. This confirms why they have gone after Christian businesses.
What beliefs so gays have that you don’t? I am sure if I got you refused to serve someone because they were gay they would go after them as well. This isn’t about religion as much as it is about discrimination
 
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What beliefs so gays have that you don’t? I am sure if I got you refused to serve someone because they were gay they would go after them as well. This isn’t about religion as much as it is about discrimination
Would would you tell Gays in this case where they are trying to stop Holy Donuts from helping families for Christmas?
 
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You have proof of your claims? Holy Donut is a for profit business. They just got information from Salvation Army about those in need
Salvation Army is sketchy

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/zinnia-jones/the-salvation-armys-histo_b_4422938.html

The church has publicly articulated its belief that homosexuality is unacceptable, stating:

Scripture opposes homosexual practices by direct comment and also by clearly implied disapproval. The Bible treats such practices as self-evidently abnormal. ... Attempts to establish or promote such relationships as viable alternatives to heterosexually-based family life do not conform to God’s will for society.

While such statements were recently removed from the Salvation Army’s website, the church has yet to repudiate any of its explicitly anti-gay beliefs. And though these positions may seem to be limited to the group’s internal doctrines, they’ve become a persistent element of the church’s overtly political activities — activities which have negatively impacted the Salvation Army’s ability to provide charitable services, and have aimed to limit the rights and benefits of LGBT citizens in multiple nations.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/2001/07/28/no-exceptions-for-the-salvation-army/80836b4a-af04-4e60-bef0-984b53f0b235/?utm_term=.98b720dfbb32

While many people have dedicated their lives to the Salvation Army and the organization has helped countless individuals in need, the organization continues to allow discrimination. Until the Salvation Army changes its discriminatory policies (not just in employment but in volunteer service, as well), I won't be dropping any spare change into the red buckets during the Christmas season, supporting the Salvation Army's Angel Tree projects or donating clothing, furniture, household goods or money to the organization.
Here is case CAtholic charity discriminating based on same sex issue
Catholic Charities in Illinois continues to make news in the wake of the state’s passage of the Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act, which granted Illinois’ same-sex couples some state-level relationship recognition. They already made good on their threat to pull out of foster and adoption services in three diocese so far over the contention they did not want to place children with “same-sex or unmarried couples.” Catholic Charities has now filed a lawsuit looking to get a blanket “religious exemption” under state law in how they administer their services.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/waymon-hudson/illinois-catholic-charities_b_874370.html

In an email to Mic, Doty insisted that the shelter is willing to serve gays and lesbians — to a point. "We have always provided shelter for men or women who considered themselves gay. We do require birth gender men to dress gender appropriately and the same for birth gender women who consider themselves to be lesbian [sic]." According to Doty, the decision is "not a position that many outside of conservative evangelical Christianity are tolerant of."
https://mic.com/articles/104530/this-homeless-shelter-s-disturbing-policy-shows-the-problem-with-faith-based-charities#.H7KQsF1cl

Taht's just a few examples, and given the track history of christians in this country, you can bet there is a ton more.