HBO Max announced a holiday-themed promotion surrounding McCarthy’s upcoming film “Superintelligence”
The campaign “will highlight and donate $20K to a different good cause daily for 20 days while encouraging others to lend their support along the way”
One of the groups that HBO Max and Melissa McCarthy are giving $20,000 to has a history of harsh anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion stances.
The group is Exodus Cry, a Sacramento-based Christian organization that describes itself as “committed to abolishing sex trafficking and breaking the cycle of commercial sexual exploitation.”
The group’s CEO has a history of inflammatory rhetoric towards homosexuals and abortion. He once referred to homosexuality as “an unspeakable offense to God” and compared abortion to the Holocaust.
The Evangelical group wants to ultimately abolish the sex work industry entirely. It has targeted the adult entertainment website PornHub, which it has accused of proliferating in sex-trafficking.