From Oregon Public Broadcasting:
Hearts With A Mission, which operates the only youth shelter in Josephine County, stands by its decision to turn down a donation of nearly $3,000 raised during a charity concert in Grants Pass by the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus.
The Grants Pass Hearts With A Mission Youth Shelter receives $50,000 from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety annually and was recently approved for $26,000 more in funds from the city.
In a letter to the Grants Pass City Council, and in comments to the Daily Courier, officials from the faith-based group that runs the shelter said the decision to turn down the money was made with thoughts to the safety of the at-risk youths the shelter serves, not to discriminate against the gay men’s group.Hearts With A Mission enjoys corporate and foundation support from most of Oregon's philanthropic leaders. Why not write them and ask if they support the Shelter That Welcomes All Except Those They Don't?