REMINDER - Don't Support The Salvation Army

  • metta

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    Nov 22, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
    REMINDER - Don't Support The Salvation Army

    There are plenty of other good charities out there to support, for example, ones that help the GLBT homeless.

    Why You Shouldn't Donate to the Salvation Army Bell Ringers

    http://www.bilerico.com/2011/11/why_you_shouldnt_donate_to_the_salvation_army_bell.php

    From last year...but still applies

  • barriehomeboy

    Posts: 2475

    Nov 23, 2011 2:05 AM GMT
    I discovered this legacy about 10 years ago. and was horrified by their homophobia. One day I was about to give my cash to a canvaser at my backdoor, then I said, "Wait. Which charity?" I closed the door. That was in a place where I could have suffered a Matthew Sheppard outcome just for being gay. Now I live in a much more homo-friendly place, but I still see the bell ringers.

    We need for someone to come up with something profound to say to those annoying people with the bells and the homophobia, standing outside the stores next to the cash catchers.

    Something witty, but something that awakens the people in the vicinity to the hatred these supposed Christians preach.

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    Nov 23, 2011 2:07 AM GMT
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    Nov 23, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    They're also unnecessary overhead for your donated dollars. See some of their beneficiaries: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf/vw-local/Programs Why not just contribute to a similar local charity that is much closer to the need? (oh, and they work against porn--that's no good).