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Old 12-18-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Greensboro
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I did not know this until recently, but the Salvation Army is an evangelical organization.
After reading some of their position statements I will not be donating to them in the future.


[quote]HOMOSEXUALITY
The Salvation Army holds a positive view of human sexuality. Where a man and a woman love each other, sexual intimacy is understood as a gift of God to be enjoyed within the context of heterosexual marriage. However, in the Christian view, sexual intimacy is not essential to a healthy, full, and rich life. Apart from marriage, the scriptural standard is celibacy.

Last edited by CaseyB; 12-23-2009 at 05:50 AM.. Reason: please only post a snippet
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: southern california
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another militant attack on a good organizaton.
militants dont care about christmas or peaceful coexistence with others, they have declared war on our community. this issue has nothing to do with sexual orientation. it has to do with respect for others.
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Not sure why you posted this in the Other Topics forum but I'll be sure and double up on my donation to the Salvation Army this year.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Not sure why you posted this in the Other Topics forum but I'll be sure and double up on my donation to the Salvation Army this year.
Me, too!

Not that I necessarily agree much with its teachings on these subjects, but the Salvation Army is still one of the few non-corrupt charities out there, doing the best they can through the holiday spirit, and I damn sure support them.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Me, too!

Not that I necessarily agree much with its teachings on these subjects, but the Salvation Army is still one of the few non-corrupt charities out there, doing the best they can through the holiday spirit, and I damn sure support them.
I don't necessarily agree with them either but I think the Salvation Army does a lot of good and I will continue to support them. Plus, doubling up on my donation this year is my way of saying "in your face, busta" to the OP.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: In a happy place
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And what is wrong with those Position Statements?
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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And what is wrong with those Position Statements?
Nothing, really. In fact, I admire their stance, because they make their beliefs known, but still set aside those differences to help those in need. That, is true charity.

Sounds pretty "humane" to me.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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Please, do double up donations this year to any charity you give to. Their demand is up and the donations are down.

I am a very non-religious person and disagree strongly with some of the silliness that comes from religious organizations, but that is simply not a valid reason to drop support for their charities.

I think I'll go check my PO box this afternoon and put some more money in the SA kettle outside the store just to irritate the OP.

A side note: We have someone in our city that drops Krugerrands in the kettles every year. No one knows who it is, but this year that's one whale of a donation!
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I am also one who really doesn't believe the Salvation Army is that good of a place to go for religion; but it sure is a damn fine place to go when help is needed. No matter what the circumstance in this area one of the first to lend help to ANYBODY is the Salvation Army. I don't have to convert to their beliefs to help them give to others in my own community that need it. I just have to go drop something in the little bucket, which I will do for sure this year. I'll put in an extra $5 bill for you d-random (which I am sure is about $5 more than you have EVER dropped in anyway).

Why you are at it, look around your home and gather up those coats, jackets, and winter wear you haven't had on, and donate them to coats for kids or the equivalent in your area. Drop off a small toy in the "Toys for Tot's" bin while you are at it also. A couple extra dollars is all it takes to make a kids Christmas one to remember, and not just another day to live through and forget as soon as they can. Then don't just do it these few weeks around the Holidays, but every month, all year. Price of a coffee and a donut once a week or once a month, we can all do that much.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Thanks for posting this OP......I TOO will be making sure to continue supporting this organization. Were you really hoping to sway someone to your position? I don't see anything wrong with their mission statement. I feel as if they're saying...."Although we don't agree with all of your life choices, we still love you and are here for you." I'm sorry, but how can you get more loving that that?

Would it be better if they said, "We don't agree with your life choices, so we're turning our back on you....you're on your own you sinners!" What a silly post.....IMHO....but I still love you!
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