Sunday, July 20, 2014

(Sorry Glenn Beck!) Anti-Gay Phone Calls Turn Into a Windfall for Massachusetts LGBT Non-Profit

Sorry, Glenn Beck. Or should we say "thank you?"

Kimberley Driscoll, the mayor of Salem, Mass., turned a torrent of angry out of state phone calls and responses from "right-leaning blogs and websites" over her decision to sever ties with an anti-LGBT discriminatory college, into a potential fundraising windfall for a local charity for LGBT youth.

Predictably, Lindsay responded that "an explicitly Christian institution," which on the grounds of "religious liberty" should be able to fire or refuse to hire individuals based upon their sexual orientation.

News of Driscoll's actions against Gordon College hit the religious right-wing media, including former Fox News personality, Glenn Beck's website TheBlaze, which resulted in a flood of anti-gay phone calls to the mayor's office from out of state.

Turning proverbial lemons into lemonade, Driscoll pledged to donate $5 for each angry out of state call her office receives to a local non-profit for LGBT youth. Full story here via Edge!

WGB: If anyone knows which charity she chose, I would like to post it so WGB readers can also make a $5 donation to this local LGBT youth organization!

UPDATE: The organization is NAGLY! (Thanks readers!)


Tom Thomas said...

Here's Kim Driscoll's most excellent facebook post on this -

It includes a photo of the letter that she sent to the North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth (nAGLY) - - the LGBT youth organization she is donating to in response.

NJD said...
[There is a donation link, bottom right]

From the article on Edge - "In a letter to the beneficiary of the mayor's generosity, the North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (NAGLY), Driscoll wrote "We are keeping a tally of these telephone calls and for each one we receive, I will be making a donation of five dollars to NAGLY."