Jerry Jones, The Salvation Army Set Ellie Goulding Straight Over Halftime Performance Squabble
It’s easier to get a singer most people haven’t heard of to change her tune than it is for God to rewrite the Bible.
Grammy-nominated singer Ellie Goulding was set to perform at the Dallas Cowboys annual Thanksgiving Day halftime show, but those plans were put on hold after fans started complaining online.
Their complaints? The Salvation Army, a Christian organization, isn’t out promoting the gay agenda. Goulding’s fans think that is a problem.
“The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”
Goulding issued a statement on that matter, calling for The Salvation Army to change its policies, or she would be pulling out of the show. You know, the policies that include “WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION”:
“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 x”
Now, representatives from The Salvation Army are confirming that Goulding will indeed be playing the halftime show, much to the dismay of the alphabet soup people.
“We’d like to thank Ellie Goulding and her fans for shedding light on misconceptions and encouraging others to learn the truth about The Salvation Army’s mission to serve all, without discrimination,” Salvation Army national commander David Hudson said in a statement to USA TODAY. “We applaud her for taking the time to learn about the services we provide to the LGBTQ community.”
“Regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, we’re committed to serving anyone in need,” he continued. “Every day, we provide services such as shelter for the transgender community and resources for homeless youth – 40 percent of whom identify as gay or transgender.”
“Ellie’s performance in the 23rd annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Kickoff during the Dallas Cowboys game Thanksgiving Day on CBS will kick off a season of giving that helps support these and many other programs and services throughout the country.”
Whatever Cowboy fans think of Jerry Jones… They’ve got to admit it’s pretty ballsy for the man to say not cave to societal pressure. Instead, he sided with an organization that has been around, and will continue to be around longer than any pop star.
And to my new “fans” 😊 I’m glad I was able to just give you this little insight into what I do with the homeless, publicity and of course what I do privately too 🤙🏼 I love @SalvationArmyUS for their amazing efforts and dedication. pic.twitter.com/E8rILQVkL4
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) November 14, 2019