Why You Shouldn't Donate to Salvation Army Bell Ringers. As holidays approach, Salvation Army bell ringers are 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 LGBTs. Pays $ to lobbyists. Filed By Bil Browning November 21, 2012
General William Booth founded the Salvation Army. The mission of the Salvation Army is: "The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination."
Would-be donors should consider whether "doing the most good" might mean supporting one of the many other effective and reputable charities that provide for the needy without engaging in anti-gay beliefs, policies, or political activities.