Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:07:22 AM
Having been a member of the salvation army for... well pretty much my whole life, I never thought I would see the day that people would dislike what they do.
It takes all kinds I suppose.... It'd be a lot easier to like what they do if it didn`t involve discriminating against the people who often need help the most.
Between their no-homos-allowed policies, and the policy where they simply trash toy donations they deem "un-Christian" such as Harry Potter toys (they don`t even bother donating them to more accepting charities, they all go right in the dump), it`s really hard to see the Salvation Army in a positive light, when other charities exist that do things better.
If the people running Salvation Army cared more about the people they are raising money for and less about the fact that people like me like to bang people of the same sex, they wouldn't have threatened to SHUT DOWN ALL OF THEIR SOUP KITCHENS in NYC when they were told to treat the gays equally. Well, then the Salvation Army decided to do the right thing, put their religious superficiality aside, and treat the gays equally. That is...until people like James Dobson from Focus on Everyone Else`s Family and Ignore the Problems in the Mainstream Christian Church had a hissy fit, prompting the Salvation Army to digress back to discrimination. No thanks. There are other charities out there who don`t discriminate, and I will donate to them instead.