Reasons not to donate to Salvation Army this holiday season:

  • They don’t pay their female pastors. (Their wages get added to their husbands’ paychecks.)
  • They turn away gay people from homeless services and other programs.
  • They fire people for having mental illnesses.

EDIT: I am gathering from comments on reblogs that these points vary drastically from area to area. The fact remains that many of their branches do these things. Also: Please do continue donating what you would have given, but give it to your local programs instead. Your local food bank can stretch a single dollar much further than most people imagine!

Anti-gay companies include:

  • Salvation Army 
  • Hobby Lobby 
  • Forever 21
  • Urban Outfitters (Along with racism and anti-feminism.)
  • Boy Scouts America

Gay-friendly companies include:

  • Starbucks 
  • Wal-mart
  • Google
  • General Mills cereal
  • American Express
  • Mariott Hotels

SO REMEMBER. Get some Starbucks coffee, go on Google to shop at Wal-mart.com with your American Express card while eating a bowl of General Mills cereal and enjoy your stay at our fine Mariott Hotels.

It’s that time of year to say no to the Salvation Army.

Never forget they let a Trans woman die instead of helping her.

Never forget they have tossed entire families on the street for having an LGBT child.

Never forget they tell non Christian families that unless they convert they will not help them.

Never forget that the Salvation Army is bigoted and hateful, many of the bell ringers routinely heckle and harass LGBT couples.