Watermark tradition: Boycotting the bell-ringers

By : Jamie Hyman
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JamieHymanHeadshottIt’s that time of year again, when the incessant ringing of a bell greets every Publix shopper, accompanied by the sight of a Salvation Army bell-ringer. For the third year running, Watermark readers will quietly take a stand against the charitable organization’s anti-gay history, practices and attitude.

We are once again offering a mini-flyer stating your opposition to The Salvation Army’s anti-gay practices. If you are participating in the boycott but would like to let The Salvation Army know why, please download and print the “money” graphics on this page and when you encounter a bell-ringer, slip a flyer into their shiny red bucket in lieu of cash.

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10.10.13 Editor’s Desk

By : Steve Blanchard
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SteveBlanchardHeadshotWhen a religious organization does something anti-gay, one of my favorite arguments against said attack references the time and money wasted on bigotry rather than helping those less fortunate. After all, isn’t that what most churches and institutions practicing religion preach?

So much of the money used to rent airplanes protesting Gay Days or purchasing newspaper ads to defeat marriage equality amendments could help feed a hungry family or provide shelter and clothing to a young person struggling to find his or her way in the world.

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Watermark tradition: Boycott the bell-ringers

By : Jamie Hyman
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UPDATE: Check out what some people have to say about the Salvation Army boycott.

It’s that time of year again, when we’re greeted by the Salvation Army bell-ringers outside of every neighborhood store, and Watermark readers quietly take a stand against the charitable organization’s anti-gay history, practices and attitude.

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