What You Should Know Before You Give to the Salvation Army

Dropping a dollar or two in the red kettle might seem like the warm and fuzzy holiday thing to do, but how much do you really know about the Salvation Army?

Sure they prepare food baskets and give away Christmas toys but they also are very admittedly opposed tp LGBTQIA equality.

Bill Browning over at the Bilerico Project points out that,”The Salvation Army doesn’t believe that gays and lesbians should ever know the intimacy of anyloving relationship, instead teaching that “Christians whose sexual orientation is primarily or exclusively same-sex are called upon to embrace celibacy as a way of life.”

You may have heard the Salvation Army say that they don’t discriminate against anyone, that’s not entirely true.

“On its webpage, the group claims that “the services of The Salvation Army are available to all who qualify, without regard to sexual orientation.” While the words are nice, their actions speak volumes. They blatantly ignore the position statement and deny LGBT people services unless they renounce their sexuality, end same-sex relationships, or, in some cases, attend services “open to all who confess Christ as Savior and who accept and abide by The Salvation Army’s doctrine and discipline.” In other words, if you’re gay or lesbian, you don’t qualify,” reports Browning.

So you might want to think twice before dropping your dollars in the kettle this year. There are a lot of inclusive charities that could use your help, especially during the holiday season when charitable giving is down.

For a full list of reasons why you shouldn’t give to the Salvation Army this holiday season and to read the full article Click HERE.


One Response to What You Should Know Before You Give to the Salvation Army

  1. Pingback: Top Five ways to have a Happy LGBTQIA Thanksgiving Weekend! « The Idaho Agenda

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