Exodus Cry Responds After Melissa McCarthy Drops Anti-Sex Trafficking Organization from “20 Days of Kindness” Campaign Because Its Founder is Against Homosexuality and Abortion

Many people are rallying around the Christian anti-sex trafficking organization Exodus Cry after actress Melissa McCarthy withdrew support from it over what liberal critics described as its “homophobic” and “anti-choice” views.

“HBO & Melissa McCarthy dropped us from their 20 Days of Kindness campaign after a hit piece came out about us with false info. But many people began to post ‘I support everything Exodus Cry stands for,'” the organization tweeted Monday.

Exodus Cry was originally listed as a recipient of McCarthy’s “20 Days of Kindness” campaign in partnership with HBO Max as part of an effort to promote their new movie, “Superintelligence.”

McCarthy, who is well-known for starring in films such as “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat” and “Spy,” announced last week that they were giving $20,000 to 20 different charities.

Charities that have received $20,000 checks so far include Girls Who Code, which aims to “support + educate young women to ensure they have a place in technology;” Team Rubicon, which trains “veterans to respond to disasters around the world & help communities recover & rebuild;” and The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth.

Other charities slated to receive $20,000 checks include Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign.

Exodus Cry was removed from the list after the Daily Beast published an article labeling the charity as an “anti-abortion group hell-bent on killing the sex industry.”

Daily Beast reporter Tarpley Hitt described Exodus Cry as “a conservative evangelical organization—whose founder has called abortion a ‘holocaust’ and homosexuality an ‘unspeakable offense to God’—that is dedicated to abolishing the commercial sex industry.”

McCarthy quickly received backlash for the plans to support Exodus Cry, with Twitter users responding to her daily tweets promoting the recipients of the $20,000 checks by hitting the actress for associating with a “homophobic” and “anti-choice” group.

McCarthy took to Twitter Friday to address concerns about Exodus Cry: “It has come to our attention that our 20 Days of Kindness … had one in there that there’s no other way to say it, we blew it, we made a mistake and we backed a charity that upon proper vetting, stands for everything that we do not.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Ryan Foley

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