November 23, 2011 Leave a comment
Walk On By Salvation Army Bell Ringers
As the holidays approach, the Salvation Army bell ringers are out in front of stores dunning shoppers for donations. If you care about gay rights, you’ll skip their bucket in favor of a charity that doesn’t actively discriminate against the LGBT community…. 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.
Via DAN SAVAGE.
- Why You Shouldn’t Donate to the Salvation Army Bell Ringers (bilerico.com)
- Remember To Ignore The Salvation Army Bell Ringers This Holiday Season (queerty.com)
- The Salvation Army, Homophobia, and Charitable Giving (feministphilosophers.wordpress.com)