I know that the Salvation Army has done a lot of good for a lot of people but did you know they have a stance on homosexuality?
From their website, recently removed:
“The Salvation Army does not consider same-sex orientation blameworthy in itself. Homosexual conduct, like heterosexual conduct, requires individual responsibility and must be guided by the light of scriptural teaching. Scripture forbids sexual intimacy between members of the same sex. The Salvation Army believes, therefore, that Christians whose sexual orientation is primarily or exclusively same-sex are called upon to embrace celibacy as a way of life.”
Why on earth does the Salvation Army even have a position on homosexuality?
Don’t they have better, nicer, more productive things to do than determine that some of us deserve a life of abstinence?
Before you offer them any money this year, ask yourself if these are the people you want to be associated with and why.
I know the local Rotary Club has been helping out in collecting money but why would they want to associate with such a backwards, homophobic organization?
There are plenty of non-bigoted groups that do good without stepping on the rights of others. There are many Christian groups that manage to find room for everyone at the table.
I would encourage the Rotary Club to think long and hard before aligning themselves with such a group, or at the very least encourage them to take no stance at all on what is ultimately none of their business.
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