Salvation Army Shifts to ‘Damage Control’

Sorry, guys, but it’s got your logo on it.

When people learned the Salvation Army (say it ain’t so!) had turned hard left and was pushing “woke” doctrine on its personnel, they didn’t like it–not one bit. And so the donations started to dry up–especially with the Army saying white people ought to “lament, repent, and apologize” for being white.

Now they’re trying to wriggle out of it–while at the same time continuing to pursue it (https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/11/29/salvation-army-withdraws-controversial-guide-urged-donors-repent-racism/).

So the Army says they have “withdrawn”–what does that actually mean?–its controversial “guide” book, Let’s Talk About Racism. (I have a better idea: let’s not!)

Yeah, well, guys, anybody can say “I’ll be good, I’ll be good!” Just saying so is not good enough. You have to show you mean it.

*Fire “General” Peddle, or whatever his name is. This “anti-racist” fiasco was his baby. He’s got to be chucked out with it.

*Fire “instructors” and consultants who were involved in this. Fire anybody who had anything to do with it.

*Publicly disavow and disown any publications paid for by the Salvation Army in aid of promoting the real and ranting racism that goes by the name of “anti-racism.” It’s just a euphemism for hating white people.

*Publicly sever ALL ties with Black Lives Matter. And get rid of any blooming idiot who can’t see that BLM is evil.

*Have new leaders publicly pledge that NO moneys donated to the Army will ever again be used to promote Critical Race Theory or any doctrine related to it.

It goes against a lifetime’s practice: but until those steps are taken, I’ll have to walk right past the Salvation Army kettle without putting any money into it. And no more monthly pledge, either. If they think I’m a racist, then my money’s racist, too.

8 comments on “Salvation Army Shifts to ‘Damage Control’

  1. Praying for the Salvation Army to once again be thoroughly Christian. The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin, including the sin of racism. I think a Christian can be leary of a certain type of person, and uncomfortable with a race that looks much different from oneself, but that is not racism. Racism is a strong sin that needs to be repented of. We are commanded to love others – i.e. to do right by them.

    1. You nailed it. Truly living a Christian life is the best antidote for the sin of racial hatred. I’m aware than some professing to be Christians have practiced racial hatred, and I know that there were “preachers” in the era of slavery that would tell slaves it was a sin to escape, but I doubt that God looked upon this with approval. Such “preachers” may well face harsh judgment before the Great White Throne.

      I believe that it was Morgan Freeman whom stated that if you want to end racism, quit talking about it. I agree. I have had friends and associates of many different ethnicities, all of my life. In most cases, we’ve dealt with one another as humans on an equal footing. Occasionally, I’ve met people that seem to want to drag racial or ethnic matters into every conversation and I find this burdensome. As a general rule, when such talk creeps into every conversation, the results are rarely good.

      Unfortunately, there are racists in this world and that is something which I cannot control. My actions are within my control and I treat others well, regardless of their background. If I see someone exhibiting racial hatred, I can’t control the actions of another, but I can certainly avoid associating with such persons.

  2. I agree with every word Lee wrote about the Salvation Army. The question, what can or should be done; is a good one. Of course, don’t drop any money in their kettles or support them in any way is obvious. I have one idea. Lee’s letter in this post, should be sent to every “official,” and anyone in any leadership capacity within that organization and those affiliated with it. Of course, it may need to be edited a bit, to pack more punch (I know Lee could draft another one if needed).

    And we will know if there truly has been repentance from that evil doctrine, when a change been implemented, when those responsible are removed from “office,” fired, and excommunicated. And a public apology has been given. This would entail finding the names and addresses of all officials, and sending them Lee’s letter.

    For Lee’s readers, do you think this is a good idea? Is it something that should be done?

    I am willing to send $50 dollars through Western Union to help with the cost of postage.

    1. Mike, I’ve been thinking this over–and also I haven’t yet had any input from other readers. I have no experience in organizing such an effort–and that would make me uncomfortable about receiving any donations. I rather thought that people would be angry enough to stop donating to the Army until it was proved that the SA had truly backed off their “anti-racist” campaign. I don’t see that happening yet. Do you?

  3. I wasn’t expecting you to organize and carry out this effort, just do a bit of rewriting of the letter that would be sent. I have no idea of how many readers you have, but I thought, maybe one of them would step up to the cause. I would do it, mail the letters, but mailing letters from here in the Philippines, would not work very well (at times, it takes one or two, or even three months to get mail, if you get it at all, and mailing a letter overseas, very costly and it may never arrive).

    As far as organizing, my thoughts, just find the names and addresses of anyone within any leadership capacity within that organization (and maybe any donators or supporters) throughout the USA, and mail the letter to them, nothing more.

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