They're everywhere you seem to go during this holiday season. In front of the grocery store, outside a busy shopping district, on a downtown street corner, ringing their bells and asking for donations to be dropped in their little red buckets, that's right The Salvation Army - but don't give them any of your hard earned money.
We need to remember that The Salvation Army is NOT an LGBT friendly organziation. John Aravosis over at Americablog has taken the time to pull together examples of how anti-LGBT they really are.
For example, he found an article on the Washington Post where The Bush administration made a 'firm commitment' to them to issue regulations to protect charities from having to abide by state and city laws that prevent discrimination against gaYs in hiring and domestic-partnership benefits.
He even found examples on their own websites decrying homosexuals and that those of us with same-sex orientation should 'embrace celibacy as a way of life.'
If you are planning on making financial donations this holiday season, there are plenty of local organizations that do support the LGBT community that would be more than happy for your donation.
DON'T GIVE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY TO THE SALVATION ARMY