NFL Halftime Performer Threatens To Not Perform Unless This Christian Organization Makes LGBTQ Donation

English Singer Ellie Goulding recently agreed to perform at the Thanksgiving Day game for the NFL. If you're a football fan then you know that Thanksgiving Day is a big day for football.

But after some of her fans began alerting her that the Salvation Army, who is sponsoring the game that day, supposedly isn't supportive of gay or trans people, she decided that she was not going to do the show unless the organization made a donation to an LGBTQ cause.

It all began after Goulding posted a photo on Instagram in which she was volunteering at a Salvation Army to help feed the homeless.

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Ok so maybe hairnet not my strongest look but thank you @salvationarmyus for having us in New York. As you know, I have spent a lot of time in shelters in London, and this was my first time in NYC… The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need. I sat and spoke to several people who had come in from the bitter cold for some food (they serve to over 150 per day here) , warmth and perhaps a chat with one of the volunteers. 🙏🏼

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Goulding had this to say about the Salvation Army along with her demand:

"Upon researching this, I have reached out to The Salvation Army and said that I would have no choice but to pull out unless they very quickly make a solid, committed pledge or donation to the LGBTQ community. I am a committed philanthropist as you probably know, and my heart has always been in helping the homeless, but supporting an anti-LGBTQ charity is clearly not something I would ever intentionally do. Thank you for drawing my attention to this."

According to CNN,

The Salvation Army confirmed in a statement to CNN on Thursday that the show would go on as planned.

"We'd like to thank Ellie Goulding and her fans for shedding light on misconceptions and encouraging others to learn the truth about The Salvation Army's mission to serve all, without discrimination," wrote David Hudson, National Commander of The Salvation Army. "We applaud her for taking the time to learn about the services we provide to the LGBTQ community."

The Salvation Army says on its website that it is "committed to serving the LGBTQ community" through shelter, job training, substance abuse help and other programs, adding that it does not consider sexual orientation or gender identity in its hiring practices and that it offers benefits to spouses of employees in same-sex marriages.

Shortly after making her demand she acted like a coward and backed down from her threat. She probably knew that she would be getting sued and money is more important that her faux convictions.

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