THE Salvation Army's declaration that homosexuality is an unacceptable urge has provoked outrage in the gay community.
Gay pop star Darren Hayes called for a boycott of the high-profile charity, a call backed by pro-gay lobbyists.
The Salvos responded last night by pointing out they helped some of Australia's most marginalised and needy people, including gay and transgender ones.
After the Salvos' online statement on homosexuality, Hayes tweeted to his 60,748 followers: "Important for gay people to know the true position of the Salvation Army when considering who to donate to. Sad."
He said asking people to control their sexuality was like asking someone to change their eye colour.