I haven’t given a dime to the bigots of Salvation Army in many years. There are other charities out there and I think LGBT/T people should avoid giving to religious fanatics who turn around and deny LGBT/T people and non-believers assistance or jobs.
By Barbara Weicksel
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Since the Salvation Army is on every street corner and outside every store with their little red kettles trying to reach your heartstrings at this time of the year, I’m thinking perhaps this is the right time to fill you in on the do-gooders who aren’t really such good doers.
Let me state upfront that the Salvation Army has done good work – I don’t deny this – what I’m saying is this… If you’re gay or you support gay rights – you should not put money in the little red kettles.
The Salvation Army has a history of discrimination against gays and lesbians here in the States and elsewhere in the world. Yes, they do offer their services to all who are in need, however if you are a practicing homosexual (having sex) then you are ineligible for full membership in the Salvation Army.
They also believe if you are a Christian and you are attracted to members of the same sex you should embrace celibacy as a way of life. In other words – if you’re gay and having sex – you can’t work for them.
There are also documented cases of pure discrimination of gays and lesbians who went to the Salvation Army for help.
The gay couple was told that help would only come if they broke up and the lesbian couple and their children were told that they had two choices: One of the lesbian women could live on the street and the Salvation Army shelter would take the other lesbian and the children or… they could all sleep on the street.
Continue reading at: http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/12/the-salvation-army-doesnt-ring-the-gay-bell/