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Damnation Army

I'm all for freedom of speech, but sometimes there are statements that just go beyond the pale -- see for example this, this, and this, and that's just within the last five years (and doesn't include the Rape Nuts from the last election cycle).

Here's the latest installment: A regional media relations director for the Salvation Army apparently interprets Romans 1:18-32 very, very, very, very literally:

Ryan: According to the Salvation Army, [gay people] deserve death. How do you respond to that, as part of your doctrine?

Craibe: Well, that’s a part of our belief system.

This makes me want to write a sternly worded note, make a hundred copies, and drop that in their little red kettles instead of cash. Or, you know, take a baseball bat to them. Not to the nice people who ring the bells, of course, because I think they're all hired at minimum wage to do so (at least if the totally bored guy I saw outside Price Chopper is any example), but to the little red kettles.

Of course the official Salvation Army folks are trying to backpedal, but they're having trouble since (like the Boy Scouts) they have a documented history of being anti-any-lifestyle-that-isn't-hetero-nuclear-family. Now, I'm not a Christian and highly unlikely ever to become one, but any Jesus who would have the remotest chance of getting my support would have nothing to do with such bigoted horrible nonsense.

One has to wonder why He doesn't come back and correct this sort of faulty thinking. If I were him I'd be seriously vexed at the misuse of My brand.


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Nov. 28th, 2012 05:57 am (UTC)
This is why I do not donate anything to them. I go out of my way to drop clothes into someone else's recycling bin.

I don't think the Air Ambulance Service has such a staunch doctrine. Hopefully.
Nov. 29th, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
Oh no, I'm sure the Brits are far too well-mannered to do such things ;)
Nov. 28th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
Are you effing kidding me?

I had to deal with this tripe growing up: being forced to watch that bloody 700 Club, and listen to Falwell, Pat Robinson, Bob Larson and J Vernon McGee.

Jesus would be seriously disgusted with the crap done in his supposed name.

Nov. 29th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
Perfect icon :)
Nov. 28th, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
Holy shit, that sounds really Christian doesn't it? Reminds me of hubby's brother who at one point in time declared they should take out all the iberal assholes and shoot them, when hubby pointed out that "hey that would be me" he of course said "oh, not you, just all the other liberal assholes." Duh! And he's a self proclaimed Christian too. I agree with you, not my idea of what Jesus would teach.
Nov. 29th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
Oh VERY nice :P
Nov. 28th, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC)

Print this out instead.
Nov. 29th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
LOVE it :D
Nov. 30th, 2012 02:26 am (UTC)
Oooh! I LIKE this!! :D
Nov. 30th, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting this. Had to use my McGonagall icon because Minerva does not approve of this shit.Well don't I feel pretty stupid for being totally unaware of the Salvation Army's attitude? Isuppose I should have guessed, but I tend to assume charitable organizations extend their charity and good will to anyone who needs it. Silly of me. Well. No more of my money going into the little red kettles. Plenty of others to donate to.
Dec. 1st, 2012 02:33 am (UTC)
They keep it under wraps pretty well. Kind of like the Boy Scouts, who I didn't know until recently have a policy not to allow gay scout leaders or scouts, so I didn't buy my Boy Scout popcorn this year. Luckily, the Girl Scouts are A-OK with alternative lifestyles, so I can still buy my Thin Mints in good conscience :)
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