Doughnut shop blasted for partnering with ‘homophobic’ Salvation Army
A doughnut shop has received a backlash after announcing a fundraising appeal with the “homophobic” Salvation Army.
Holy Donut posted a holiday promotion on its Facebook page which was intended to raise money in order to provide gifts to children in need.
However, some users did not take kindly to the fact that this was in partnership with The Salvation Army.
Comments focused on how the charity has a “history of turning away LGBT people and supporting anti-LGBT laws” and engages in “active homophobia.”
This comes as the charity announced it is addressing its negative image in the LGBT+ community – though many remain unconvinced.
On a Facebook post, which has since been removed, Holy Donut announced plans to lead a fundraiser to support local children by way of The Salvation Army.
Five children were named in the post with the intention of asking customers to contribute to the family’s needs.
The shop would reward customers with free doughnuts and t-shirts.
Hundreds of comments soon followed, with many users voicing their displeasure at the partnership.
“People are going to boycott The Holy Donut because of YOUR choices. Do you see what we’re getting at?” one Facebook user said.
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