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Salvation Army Tries To Set Its LGBT Record Straight

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The photo The Salvation Army says is a hoax The photo The Salvation Army says is a hoax

A photo is circulating around the Internet and is causing trouble for The Salvation Army, along with claims they discriminate against the LGBT community.

The photo is causing some to change their mind about donating money to a well-known charity. The Salvation Army says this photo of them, with the words 'no gays allowed', is a hoax.

"It was not us, somebody just took a picture and put it together with an article." says Major Byron Medlock a Corps Office and Pastor.

The Salvation Army says they do not discriminate, but many recent stories have come out showing a history of problems, making many think twice about donating.

"I choose not to donate to them, because of their practices," Brandy Randall says, "I certainly can't tell anybody else where they should and shouldn't donate their charitable money."

To try and clear things up The Salvation Army has even put together a video, explaining their mission is to help people no matter what their beliefs may be.

"We do not discriminate at all, anybody that comes through our doors we give them the services that they ask for." Major Medlock adds.

Comments on Facebook support both sides. Some saying they will never donate again to the red kettle because of this and past incidents, others pointing out that the money doesn't go to the church but back locally for those who need help.

"They are feeding the hungry, they are putting up the homeless, I mean their a good operation." says Gene Weigel.

When the day comes to an end many are still left with questions. But during this season of giving you have the choice to donate to whatever organization you support.

To see the whole video with the non-discrimination message from The Salvation Army just click here.

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