LGBTQ media outlets are having a collective meltdown over Democrat Pete Buttigieg’s partnership with the Salvation Army – a charity which assists millions of Americans annually and helps over 100 countries around the globe.
Out Magazine, LGBTQNation, and Queerty shamed Buttigieg for attending a Salvation Army Red Kettle donation event – claiming the organization is “homophobic” for defending traditional and religious values.
“My family has great memories of this organization, and every time we see a red kettle, we make a donation,” Family Research Council’s Sarah Perry told The Todd Starnes Show. “That red kettle is ubiquitous at Christmas time.”
“This is an organization everybody recognizes,” she told Starnes. Click here to listen to the full interview.
In their slur of baseless criticisms against the charity, LGBTQ media outlets were disgruntled over how the Salvation Army has housed gay and transgender homeless individuals.
But the Salvation Army addressed the issue, stating, “As we build and remodel emergency shelters and transitional housing across the country, we consider ways to help LGBTQ+ individuals feel safe and cared for,” according to Out.
“That is really a cultural commentariat where we stand as a nation,” Perry stated. “It’s thought policing.”
Perry believes freedom of religion is under attack not only in politics, but in business, education, and the public square.
“We find ourselves up against a wall of social pressure trying to push us back behind the doors of the church,” Perry said while describing how both the Salvation Army and Chick-fil-A have similarly faced backlash over their Christian values.