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Why Is Out Celeb Designer David Bromstad Working With Antigay Salvation Army?

David_Bromstad-1Dear fans,

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 [sic] 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.”

 

David Bromstad, host of HGTV’s Color Splash, in a message he posted to his Facebook page in response to criticism of his hosting an October 18 event for antigay thrift store chain Salvation Army