The Salvation Army has confirmed that Ellie Goulding will perform at its Red Kettle Kickoff, the concert that takes place during halftime of Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game. Goulding, the chart-topping British pop musician, said Tuesday she was considering backing out of the nationally televised performance, which marks the beginning of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign, after fans expressed anger on her Instagram over what they viewed as anti-LGBTQ stances adopted by the charity organization.
Her statement sparked a range of responses, with some fans praising her while others fired back to accuse her of maligning the 154-year-old Christian charity, which operates internationally and is a household name.
In an emailed statement, David Hudson, National Commander of the Salvation Army thanked 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. We applaud her for taking the time to learn about the services we provide to the LGBTQ community,” he wrote.
The reason the Salvation Army is accused of being anti-LGBTQ is there have been reports of the organization not paying gay couples unless they separate.
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