Although you’d never know it by watching any of his appearances on the network — they prefer to keep their star's sexual orientation on the Down Low — but HGTV’s David Bromstad is a gay man. He’s also a rather idiotic man.
See, David Bromstad is hosting an event for the Salvation Army next month in Fort Lauderdale and many of his fans — and I’ll count myself as one, or at least I used to count myself as one — are angry.
See, we all know, and if you didn’t before you do now, that the Salvation Army is an in-your-face, blatantly anti-LGBT organization. The Salvation Army calls being gay an “unacceptable urge”, and the Salvation Army is working against same-sex marriage legislation in both the United Kingdom and Australia; the group has threatened to stop serving New York City if it had to obey an equal benefits ordinance, and just recently — see post HERE — Major Andrew Craibe, a Salvation Army Media Relations Director, said that gays should be put to death.
Yes. Death. But Bromstad is standing firm in his participation in the event, posting this on his Facebook page:
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 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.
The Salvation Army wants you dead, David. They are not extending an olive branch or offering a handshake. You are unacceptable to them, and they have said so time and again, and as recently as last week.
You are a commodity to them — especially in Florida where you are quite popular— and a name that will attract crowds; they will overlook your blatant homosexuality because you’ll make them some cash and make them look good, and then the minute you step off the stage they’ll go back to saying that you should be put to death.
I think you’d better serve the rights of the LGBT and a charity organization by working with one that supports the LGBT community and doesn’t want us slaughtered for our unacceptable urges. But I’m guessing to you that it’s a nice paycheck, and maybe that’s all that matters to you.
I find that unacceptable.