The Salvation Army: The Bell Ringers of Hate

Now you know!!

Social Justice For All

Yes, it is that time of year again. Black Friday ushers in not only conspicuous consumption at the cost of abusing employees not earning a living wage, but it also ushers in the Salvation Army Bell Ringers.  As these “soldiers of god” take over the entrances to malls, shops, and grocery stores across the country, let us remember the facts.  The Salvation Army is rabidly homophobic and misogynistic.

Not only are they homophobic, but they refuse to help or serve the LGBT community.  Before offering any services to LGBT people in need, the Army subjects them to sermons and lectures. They insist that established couples renounce each other before they can receive care. This nasty group is also very anti-choice, insisting that pregnant women not seek abortions if they want services, regardless of what is best for the woman. I guess their Jesus was only charitable to those he deemed qualified…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

2 thoughts on “The Salvation Army: The Bell Ringers of Hate

  1. I left a comment on the original post, Maria, because I thought it was very inaccurate in many ways.

    Sharing with you, so you can see it too:

    “How would you like to see The Salvation Army change, Michael?

    The challenge with a piece like this is sifting the correct information from the conjecture and plain incorrect stuff.

    Some of your readers have already shared or re-blogged what you’ve written, yet great swathes of it are factually incorrect, which is a shame.

    It’s not correct to say “they refuse to help or serve the LGBT community”

    Neither is it correct that “Before offering any services to LGBT people in need, the Army subjects them to sermons and lectures”

    I do think The Salvation Army has issues to address re it’s relationship and engagement with the LGBT community, and much good work is going on in this area at present.

    However, the right questions have to be asked, and the appropriate and correct information needs to be shared, if a genuine forward movement is wanted.

    Good people with an interest in truth and social justice, are being given bad information.

    Much more objective research needed here, I think!

    I imagine you are genuine in your wish for Social Justice, which is great, but that is best achieved when you have a real handle on the issues you are challenging.”



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