, Illinois Eagle Editor |
BLOOMINGTON — The Prairie Pride Coalition put up a statement on Saturday saying they could recommend supporting the local Salvation Army chapter during the holiday season. PPC made the announcement after talking with the leadership of the Bloomington/Normal Salvation Army. The PPC said this support extended only to the local organization, not the national one. The full statement from their Facebook page:
Almost every year during the holiday season members of our community and their allies question whether they should support the Salvation Army and its red kettles scattered throughout the community. Many of these folks are familiar with the history of the Salvation Army as well as the national organization’s present-day policy that deems our sexual orientations and gender identities incompatible with its religious tenets.