“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”

The Salvation Army, in case you've forgotten, is an unapologetically evangelical organization--not that there's anything wrong with that. But. Oh, isn't there always a big "but" when I'm in the room? (no snide comments, please) The Army continues to maintain its anti-gay stance (even tossing in some anti-immigrant bias just for good measure), and it's causing some to call for boycotts and others to justify their bigotry in the name of all the good they do.

For me, the choice is simple. I dislike helping people anyway and this just gives me one more reason not to do so. Besides, the interminable ringing of the Salvation Army bells makes me insane. If I can bring a moment's peace to the world by withholding my three dollar bills, then color me there.

On a more serious note, I simply cannot and will not knowingly support any organization that is anti-gay. Hate me to my face. That's fine. But don't couch your hatred and ignorance and bigotry in "good works" and try to make me and my people feel guilty for not supporting your attempts to subjugate and rob us of our civil rights. Everything you do, Salvation Warriors, is tainted by this. So take your "love the sinner but hate the sin" matra and shove that in your bucket. You're not getting a dime from me.


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