Starnes: Bah, Humbug! Department store bans Salvation Army bell ringers

Belk has given Salvation Army bell-ringers and their iconic red kettles the heave-ho — just in time for the Christmas season. The national department store chain will no longer allow Salvation Army volunteers to man kettles outside their stores — a move that is expected to result in a $1 million drop in donations. “It’s a huge impact for us,” Salvation Army Lt. Rob Dolby told the Todd Starnes Show. “Those funds go to operate Christmas programs serving tens of thousands of kids. Dolby works with the Salvation Army in Anderson, South Carolina. He said the money dropped into those kettles also funds the operation of shelters, addiction and treatment facilities and youth programs. The Salvation Army said they were told the department store ban had something to do with a change in Belk’s “social consciousness.” “We believe that a lot of Belk’s customers align with the Salvation Army’s views. We believe in saying ‘Merry Christmas’…

..and that’s probably the crux of the issue..  This is political correctness gone not just insane…but offensive.  Shame on Belk.  If you shop there, tell the local general manager of the store that you’re considering taking your business some place else that supports the Salvation Army; a charity that has helped millions over the years.  To read the rest of this nauseating story by culture warrior Todd Startnes, just click on the text above.   Unreal…

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