Post by Joanna on Dec 10, 2017 6:06:24 GMT -5
Liberals Attack Maine Donut Shop for Good Deed
PORTLAND, Maine – A popular donut shop was forced to apologize to the community after liberal customers claimed they were offended because the shop was working with the Salvation Army to provide Christmas to a needy family. The Holy Donut had asked customers to help with a gift drive for a local family with five children and those customers helping received free donuts. The donut shop reached out to the Salvation Army to find the family in need, the Portland Press-Herald reported.
Instead of saluting the donut shop for its good deed – an online mob stormed the shop’s Facebook page, accusing the Salvation Army of being anti-gay and discriminating against the LGBT community. It was all untrue, of course – but the truth doesn’t really matter these days.
“They proselytize to the people in their programs, they reject LGBT people from their shelters,” one outraged customer wrote. “They have tried to scrub their image, but still discriminate.”
For the record, the Salvation Army is a well-respected Christian ministry that provides shelter for the homeless, addiction programs and, of course, the iconic red kettles at Christmastime.
The Press-Herald reported the online mob was unrelenting – going so far as to threaten boycotts unless the donut shop renounced its association with the Salvation Army. “In case you forgot, a solid 70 percent of your clientle [sic] is part of the LGBTQ community,” one rabble-rouser wrote. “You’re making a silent statement that you’re completely fine with their choices.”
Ah yes, nothing quite like an old-fashioned public shaming at Yuletide.
“We do not support the Salvation Army or consider them our ‘partner’ for this project, they simply linked us to a needy family,” the store owners posted on Facebook. “We have nothing to gain here, we just wanted to help a family in need.”
As unthinkable as it might seem – a good number of the protesters were upset that the donut shop dared to help a family in need during the Christmas season.
To quell the growing controversy, The Holy Donut owners threw themselves on the mercy of the surging mob. “We take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to anyone that we have offended,” the store owners wrote on Facebook. “We are an organization which prides itself on our track record of kindness and acceptance of everyone.”
The Holy Donut should be commended for helping a family in need and spreading a bit of Christmas cheer. It also should be commended for make delicious donuts.
And shame on all you folks out there for harassing these good people and spreading out-right lies about the Salvation Army. Shame!
What in the sweet name of Santa Claus is wrong with you people?
Sources: Trending, December 7, 2017, and Fox News.