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English Singer Threatens Canceling Halftime Thanksgiving NFL Show Unless Salvation Army Makes ‘Pledge Or Donation’ To LGBT Community

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On Tuesday, English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding warned that she will cancel her scheduled performance on Thanksgiving at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys football game unless the Salvation Army makes a “solid, committed pledge or donation to the LGBTQ community.”

Earlier this week Goulding excitedly wrote on Instagram, “Ok this is going to be LIT (can I say that when I’m 32) I’m excited to announce I’ll be kicking off the @salvationarmyus Red Kettle Campaign at the @dallascowboys halftime show this Thanksgiving! I can also confirm that @the_kearnal_86 will hereby be launching his acting career. Tune in to CBS for the game and join us this holiday season in the #FightForGood.”

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Ok this is going to be LIT (can I say that when I’m 32) I’m excited to announce I’ll be kicking off the @salvationarmyus Red Kettle Campaign at the @dallascowboys halftime show this Thanksgiving! I can also confirm that @the_kearnal_86 will hereby be launching his acting career. Tune in to CBS for the game and join us this holiday season in the #FightForGood 🥳🤪🥳🤪🥳 #FOOTBALL #BUTAMERICANFOOTBALL Shot by our mate @timmsy 🤙🏼

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On Tuesday, she added on Instagram, “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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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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But after fans of hers convinced her that the Salvation Army was hostile to the LGBT movement, as FOX4 reported, Goudling wrote, “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.”

A spokesperson for the Salvation Army told NBC5, “With an organization of our size and history, myths can perpetuate. An individual’s sexual or gender identity, religion, or lifestyle has no bearing on our willingness to provide service. We stand firmly behind our mission to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”

The Salvation Army USA website states:

Almost one-third of transgender people have been rejected from an emergency shelter. The Salvation Army created a dorm in Las Vegas to offer safety and shelter to this group, which is statistically more vulnerable to assault … LGBTQ youth contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth. With a presence in every zip code in the nation, we’re committed to providing spiritual and emotional care to those in need regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Pro Football Talk noted, “The Cowboys have hosted the Red Kettle Kickoff show since 1997, with the campaign raising more than $2.4 billion, according to the team’s media guide. The funds support Christmas toys for children in need as well as social service programs throughout the year.”

The Dallas Morning News provides more details about the Salvation Army’s fundraising campaign, which the organization has been conducting for nearly 130 years and has raised over $140 million:

The campaign that the halftime show heralds, now in its 129th year, ends on Christmas Eve and is geared toward providing shelter and meals for people dealing with homelessness and hunger. It also supports Christmas toys for children, as well as other social service programs. Last year, the campaign, which the Salvation Army touts as “the largest and longest-running fundraiser of its kind,” brought in $142.7 million.

A version of this story appears on the Daily Wire website.

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15 Comments
  • Scott says:

    Simple solution: Hire someone else for the halftime show, preferably and American citizen……problem solved!

    • Eleanor Cummings says:

      SEEMS TO ME WE SHOULD, ON THANKSGIVING DAY, BE COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS, INSTEAD OF TRYING TO FORCE OTHER PEOPLE TO OUR WILL.AND THIS PERSON IS ENGLISH – NOT EVEN AMERICAN!! There’s a Guy on Facebook named Gary Pecorella! He wrote a song “Save America” which is all over the Facebook, has been played at Conservative meetings, and I’ve seen and listened to it on Youtube. I’ll bet he’d be more than willing to sing his song for all the American Patriots at the game!! I believe he lives on the east coast. Anyway, he sure is more patriotic than this blackmailing witch!!

  • whisp says:

    Who needs her? Who’s booking who? Hire someone else who isn’t so biased and demanding and demeaning. There’s plenty of good singers

  • kat says:

    Bye, bye. She won’t be missed. I never heard of her anyway.

  • Lost River says:

    I fail to see a problem here. Planes fly from America to England every day. Go back home, no one will miss you? Who the hell do you think you are? You arrogant bi+(#.

  • Gary Schuy says:

    Maybe this English Singer better sings in England.Another European coming over here and telling us what and who to donate to.Do they really think we are that dumb here????

  • RK says:

    i am sure when someone in need asks the help of the SA or for a warm meal they dont ask sexual orientation on the form or turn them away from a meal. just another uneducated person listening to the whiny LGBTQ BS

  • JerryV says:

    I had to Google to see who she was. It would appear that her music is geared more toward teens, typically NOT the audience that would attend the superbowl. Look at the audience that can afford the tickets, their age and gender, and the music they would appreciate. I don’t see this being a good fit.

  • Sandy Miller says:

    What better way for Salvation Army to lose all their donations than to support LGBTQ? They would never ever get another $$$$ from me if I found out they were funneling that money to LGBTQ. Just where does this moon-bat think that the Salvation Army gets their money from?

  • JAMES says:

    i will not missher performance if she still does it. I haven’t watch a full game on TV yet just some bits and pieces. College football is more exciting.Go LSU!!!! as far as LGBTQ is concern to each their own, they will have to answer on JUDGEMENT DAY at the PEARLY GATES

  • Dan says:

    Don’t let her walk out, but merely ‘reconsider’ your choice of half-time entertainment.

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