Openly-Gay HGTV Star David Bromstad Defends Working With Homophobic Salvation Army
Barilla pasta wasn't serving the only gay-related damage control on social networks all weekend long. Out HGTV star David Bromstad also played defense on Facebook when the LGBT community became outraged upon finding out that he was working with the notoriously anti-gay Salvation Army.
Bromstad is slated to host an event for the homophobic organization in Ft. Lauderdale on October 18, despite the Salvation Army's well documented war on gay people. (Most recently, a statement from a Salvation Army leader made in 2012 resurfaced online this month depicting his wish to see gays executed per the Bible.)
I've read your feedback on my participation with The Salvation Army USA, as an openly gay person whom just happens to also be a celebrity, I took the Salvation Army's request to participate in their fundraiser as one step in the right direction towards equality. If we simply separate ourselves from those that we assume appose us or our beliefs then we will never make strides in the right direction. I applaud the Salvation Army's symbolic handshake towards acceptance and would be foolish to not extend my hand in acceptance.
Is Bromstad off the hook?