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Salvation Army Embraces Critical Race Theory: White People Must ‘Sincerely Apologize’ For Racism

Salvation Army Embraces Critical Race Theory: White People Must ‘Sincerely Apologize’ For Racism

‘Evidence’ of ‘white supremacy’: “In restaurants I witnessed White people, including myself, send their food back simply because it wasn’t hot enough or wasn’t good enough for them.”

The Salvation Army is one of the few national charities that Americans trust.  Or, maybe, as the Salvation Army jumps with both feet onto the racist, anti-American Critical Race bandwagon, that should be past tense: the Salvation Army is one of the few national charities that Americans “once trusted.”

Just the News reports:

As Americans head out on Black Friday to make a dent in their holiday shopping lists, some are sure to come across Salvation Army volunteers ringing bells as part of the annual Red Kettle campaign. But this year, the global charitable organization wants more from its donors than a donation to the needy during the holidays. With the dissemination of a recent Salvation Army guide titled “Let’s Talk About … Racism,” the Christian organization is attempting to elicit “sincere” apologies from white people for being racist.

The guide, which was compiled and approved earlier this year by the International Social Justice Commission of the Salvation Army, aligns the organization with the ideology of the Black Lives Matter, antiracism, and critical race theory movements.

Defining “structural racism” as “the overarching system of racial biasing across institutions and society,” the guide declares: “These systems give privileges to White people resulting in disadvantages to People Of Color.”

. . . . Between 2014-2021, the Salvation Army received in the ballpark of $10 million from CSOSA, a federal agency that supervises adults on probation, parole, and supervised release in the District of Columbia. The federal agency’s mission is to “support the fair administration of justice in close collaboration with the community.”

Over the course of the pandemic, the organization received another $100,000 or so in emergency funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs for homeless shelter operations.

The aforementioned  Salvation Army .pdf entitled “Let’s Talk About . . . Racism” (archive link) is a 67-page screed railing against America; it’s a document that is riddled with vile anti-American lies, insulting racist stereotypes, and woke Marxist drivel.

I recommend reading the whole radical, divisive leftist lunacy in full, but here is just one notable lowlight.

Appendix D, page 56, “What Is Whiteness?” is an unreadable “essay” of one self-flagellating nobody’s navigation of “whiteness” in America. According to this person, whiteness is every kind of bad. It’s “vanilla” and “supremacist.”

The rambling musing of this self-hater includes bizarre statements like, “There were givens in my [shameful white] culture such as racial superiority, needing to be at the front of every line, and entitlement to privileges others did not have” and the jaw-dropping observation that “In restaurants I witnessed White people, including myself, send their food back simply because it wasn’t hot enough or wasn’t good enough for them.” The horror! Imagine the audacity of expecting a hot meal to be . . . erm, hot. That’s what white people are like, all demanding and superior. And stuff.

As I said, this “essay” is unreadable. But the section does conclude with some helpful tips on overcoming “whiteness” for anyone who imagines that their immutable skin tone original sin can be atoned by . . . being a blatant racist.

I’m sorry, but there is little more hateful, condescending, and vile than treating black people like emotionally-stunted and genetically-stupid children who need white people to function. Did you catch this gem from the Salvation Army:

Take a personal inventory on race and discuss it with a friend. If you engage a trusted Black or Brown friend, please make sure they have the emotional and mental capacity to handle this.

Your emotionally- and mentally-feeble “Black and Brown friend” may be unable to “handle” your higher level self-flagellation, dripping condescension, and dehumanization of them as people, so don’t harm them by not first ensuring they are capable of reason and human feelings.  Have you ever?!

This is the racist, dehumanizing race hatred masquerading as “antiracism” that white leftists (and black race hustlers and grifters) have embraced, and it is vile.

And the outrageous just keeps on coming. The entire Salvation Army .pdf is a study in the racial superiority of white regressives and their intent to infantalize and still further oppress minorities. For their own good, of course.

It’s sickening and evil, and the left has long been noted for its projection, for stating that others are doing what they are doing. So is it really surprising that the same party that has single-handedly kept black people down for well over a century, kept them in cycles of generational poverty and dependence, kept them in a cycle of abortion that has destroyed millions of black lives before they were even born, is now seeking to double-down on those efforts by blatantly treating black people like addled children who need looking after by their (mostly lily white) elitist betters?

This sick, racist, anti-American Salvation Army manifesto has disgusted the right, who are among the charity’s top givers.

Newsweek reports:

As The Salvation Army launches its Red Kettle Campaign this holiday season, some of its long-time donors are withdrawing their support from the 156-year old charitable organization citing its newly embraced “woke” ideology as the reason.

Of great concern to loyal supporters and faithful Salvationists is the initiative dubbed “Let’s Talk About Racism.” In a nutshell, its curriculum outlines the Christian church’s alleged racial collusion and provides action steps to analyze and combat racism through an “anti-racist” lens while incorporating Critical Race Theory.

. . . . Active officers in the Salvation Army’s western territory were trained in matters of racial equity in a compulsory manner in January. The agenda for the Territorial Virtual Officers’ Councils on Racial Equity workshop mirrored the “Let’s Talk About Racism” resource put out by the Commission and was required of current officers.

General Brian Peddle, CEO of The Salvation Army announced the initiative in February through a video in which he said “it examines racism through the lens of scripture, church and world history and guides gracious discussions about overcoming the damage racism has inflicted upon our world and yes, on our Salvation Army.”

“As we anticipate having courageous conversations about race please join me in working toward a world in which all people feel included, valued and loved on Earth just as they are in heaven,” Peddle stated in the one-minute video.

Like many of you living in smaller towns across Free America, I know some of the Salvation Army kettle corps, and I would never hurt their feelings or personally attack them. These are people with good hearts donating their time to what they believe to be a good cause.

Speaking of donors to a (formerly) good cause, it looks like the Salvation Army has indeed alienated many of its donors with its embrace and enforcement of racist and divisive CRT.

For the first time in decades, I won’t be putting any dollars in the Salvation Army kettles this year. If I’m feeling kind of Let’s Go Brandon, I may suggest that my friends and neighbors ringing those bells take a look at what their organization is peddling. Or I may not, ’tis the season and all. Either way, the Salvation Army gets not one more dime from me.

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I signed up to ring the. Well I’m front of Sams…cancelled

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to gonzotx. | November 26, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Cancelled by you? Or by them for lack of business?

        Elzorro in reply to gonzotx. | November 26, 2021 at 11:11 pm

        Seems that to give to them now would mean you consider yourself a racist. I am not and will not.

          TX-rifraph in reply to Elzorro. | November 27, 2021 at 4:14 am

          They are the racists. They are the ones judging people by the color of their skin.

          Ben Kent in reply to Elzorro. | November 27, 2021 at 1:55 pm

          I OVERCAME MY WHITENESS – I STOPPED DONATING TO SA

          SA’s CRT material encourages ppl to “overcome their whiteness”. Well Whites give more $ $ to charity than any other race. Thanks to Salvation Army – I will start my reassessment by no longer donating to them AND I never will donate to any anti-white racist organization – EVER. CRT is a hateful ideology.

          Giving $ to an Anti-White Hate Group like SA – is like a Jew donating to the Nazi Party.

    JOHN B in reply to gonzotx. | November 27, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    I have organized a kettle drive every year for almost 30 years. Had as many as 20 volunteers many years.

    i still believe that the Salvation Army members on the street are doing good deeds. The national leadership is where the problem lies–the people who have no connection to the poor and the needy..

    if I can be certain that the funds we raise will stay with the local chapter, I will do it again. if it goes to national leaders who promote racism, I will stop.

      Ben Kent in reply to JOHN B. | November 27, 2021 at 1:48 pm

      THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS

      CRT is the devil’s work if ever there were such a thing. It is designed to fool the unwary into thinking they are signaling their virtue as an “anti-racist”. But the fools who buy into it are just committing a different form of racism. Racism against the race-de jure is still racism. Boy people can be dumb and easily brainwashed

      As a Christian charitable organization, Salvation Army’s mission is supposed to be to do good. They are now an epic failure at that mission. They should disband NOW so that they do not taint the memory of the good works that were done before wokeism.

      By the way, how’s this gonna work out for them – 90% of their donors are white – but they want to now discriminate against whites with CRT ?

      Go woke = go broke.

Well then! Watch while I exercise my white privilege and walk right past ’em.

    fscarn in reply to MrE. | November 26, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    At one time the SA lived up to their name of offering salvation for the soul. The good works of charity which the Sallies did was evidence of being born of the Spirit, and they invited the recipients of that charity to the Good News of Jesus. That message is long lost. Today’s news of the new super-woke SA is, simply put, pathetic.

    Real Christian charities still exist. Support them instead.

      JohnSmith100 in reply to fscarn. | November 26, 2021 at 9:37 pm

      For most of my life, Salvation Army was at the top of my donation list. Then they squandered in excess of a million dollars on lobbyists promoting the faith based initiative. I stopped cash donations but continued to buy gifts for needy children.

      Now, I sever any further support. That money will now go to local churches, but not to any who promote any flavor of CRT. F em.

      In the early 80’s, my CCM band did concerts in western WA and several times we sang at a Salvation Army church in Seattle. It was a different experience than typical denomination churches. Most sang hymns to organ and piano music. At the SA church, uniformed members played brass and percussion instruments directed by a major/ette as I recall. The first time I saw that, I thought it kind of funny just because it so surprised me – but the people were sincere and dedicated. The messages often had a serve the poor in your community theme. Though I snark above, it aches me to see it. To be fair, the heart ache is much more than the SA. How well I remember the Jesus movement of the 60’s – the love – people being open, honest and vulnerable in telling about what Jesus had done for them – how He had delivered them. The new music coming out of So. Cal – in particular Maranatha / Hosanna music was wonderful. Naturally, all that has mutated more than the coronavirus – as to be unrecognizable as the faith rooted in “The WAY” as Jesus and the apostles modeled 2000 years ago.

        alaskabob in reply to MrE. | November 27, 2021 at 1:10 pm

        An international Christian youth gather in Dallas in those days, in part sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) , comes to mind. Wonderful time…. one small snippet.. someone had tilted a “one way” sign to point upwards. There had been a small but strong evangelical Roman Catholic movement at that time also.

    Wrathchilde in reply to MrE. | November 27, 2021 at 7:45 am

    Print out slips that say? I apologize for being white, hope this helps in your time of need.

    Deposit one in each kettle where you are asked to donate.

    It is a sad thing to see, as the Salvation Army had been a workhorse for charity. Now they’re just a Wokehorse’s rear end.

      Ben Kent in reply to Wrathchilde. | November 27, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      I would instead deposit a slip of paper that says –
      . . “CRT is neo-racism. Salvation Army has embraced neo-racism. I will not donate to a neo-racist organization. “

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to MrE. | November 27, 2021 at 9:03 am

    That is their next step. They will simply state that if you’re white and don’t contribute it simply proves your racism.

      Well then, they might as well take “Salvation” out of their name because the only purpose is to mislead people.

      “They will simply state that if you’re white and don’t contribute it simply proves your racism.”

      That sounds like United Way, an outfit I have shunned most of my life. They were strong arm robbers from the start.

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to JohnSmith100. | November 28, 2021 at 10:12 am

        I was compelled to donate to the United way in the private sector. They would invade companies, and then the companies would turn around and we would get things like

        ‘our department will have 100% participation”.

        In the Navy, it was the evil of the combined federal campaign period our division will have 100% participation.

        I eventually developed a good enough work record, that when a company would try that with me, I would say no. I would be threatened with termination and my answer would be fine try to replace me.

      Already saw it on Twitter. I have periodic fits of insanity and look there. Really gotta stop doing that.

I’ll bet virtually none of the bell-ringers standing out in the cold know what kind of racist CRT nonsense the Salvation Army is now peddling.

My kids are only half white. Does this mean they only “have” to give a half apology?

    No, they can round down.

    No, they can give a full apology on alternating days.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to nordic_prince. | November 26, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    I’m Chinese and white [used to think only German, but have found I that there is more than a bit of several of the 7 Nations of Celtia in there]. As a white, they consider me to be the enemy. As someone of Chinese ancestry, I am also considered by them to be the enemy, because Asians have achieved by their own efforts. Just as they will not regard whites and Chinese as individuals, I cannot do anything but regard them all as the enemy in return.

    I also don’t happen to be Christian, but I know a fair amount about the faith. The Salvation Army used to be considered a Christian evangelical organization. Yet, as I understand Christianity, it is what is in the heart regardless of skin color or ancestry that counts. Apparently either the SA has changed, or Christianity has.

    Subotai Bahadur

    TX-rifraph in reply to nordic_prince. | November 27, 2021 at 4:19 am

    Perhaps they would apologize to themselves? Perhaps a half apology?

Maybe they’re after donations from a younger generation instead.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to rhhardin. | November 27, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Then, they’re making a mistake. Except for ugly college women, and man bunned designer-label-beard men, the young people aren’t buying into this.

The temptation of wokeness has afflicted so many. How can we not wonder if the ranks of these were not infiltrated with deliberate cunning to penetrate and deliver this? The question for so long.. is this End Times? At least we are getting a taste of it.

    texansamurai in reply to alaskabob. | November 27, 2021 at 9:08 am

    sincerely hope you are wrong about the End Times

    had a SA major speak at my grandfather’s service many years ago–my grandparents supported the SA for decades–once asked my grandfather why he did so much for them(not only $$$ but organizing “building/maintenance” parties for the SA’s facilities in his southtexas town)and he told my brother and i that “these folks are in the service of the Spirit” –his words were enough for us and we each began and continued to support SA as well–with regret, not anymore

    simply cannot believe the Holy Spirit gives a damn what particular skin color we were given at birth

I have routinely donated goods to the Salvation Army but now I will just throw them in the trash. I live very near a Goodwill but they too just went woke so in the trash it goes.

    casualobserver in reply to Pasadena Phil. | November 26, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Don’t waste it. Even if you don’t participate in services, many local churches and synagogues are able to distribute those items and sometimes run drives. At least it’s easy to find one not that far away from most places I’ve lived in New England, even though churches are closing down and parishes shrinking every day.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Pasadena Phil. | November 26, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Look up local charities. There is one in Birmingham AL, for example, that is a halfway house for recovering drug addicts. Here in Johnson City TN, we have a branch of an outfit called family promise. They help homeless families. We also have one not too far from me I forgot what it’s called. But they seem to be a haven for burnt out St people. They do good work, and they are local.

    You and me both. I’ll throw stuff away now rather than give it to SA or Goodwill.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to JHogan. | November 28, 2021 at 10:17 am

      Decades ago, goodwill actually trained handicapped people to do blue collar jobs. Specifically, as an example, upholstery. My brother and my sister-in-law recently called goodwill to find out if they had any upholsterers that would be interested in working on two chairs they have period the answer was what do you mean by upholsterers? Nobody had a clue. I don’t think they do any training anymore. I think it’s just a thrift shop. Or possibly more realistically, and cynically, a theft shop.

Dolce Far Niente | November 26, 2021 at 8:28 pm

Sadly for a once useful and Christian charity, it is largely white conservatives who donate to the poor and unfortunate; the woke prefer to harangue and lecture, but are pretty careful not to inconvenience themselves.

Sally’s will not recover from this. Send your dollars to the local rescue mission instead.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Dolce Far Niente. | November 26, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    A variation on that theme: sometimes giving to an individual family can be a help. On more than one occasion, I have filled the propane tank of a suddenly unemployed father who needed to keep his family warm for the winter. This way, I know who’s getting the money. I specifically will not donate to those utility sponsored charities, because I know who gets the donations. The very people that already get fuel subsidies because they are allegedly poor.

      The Lord bless you. You really are a friendly Grizzly.

      I heartily agree. The most effective charity is directly to people or causes (and by causes I mean other than pass-thru charities) you know. This is how American families and communities used to care for their elderly, disabled, and otherwise temporarily disadvantaged, and how we used to minimize costly scammers gaming the system.

      St. Vincent De Paul is (at least used to be) a pure Catholic charity that would anonymously help local people in need. I wonder if they are still around. It was like a “secret” society. Nobody who volunteered talked about it and those who received help remained anonymous.

Most Salvation Army donors will never see this so it won’t have an impact BUT I have seen it and there are plenty of other fine charities to donate to that do as good or better a job as the Salvation Army and with modern internet finding them is about as hard as putting on a hat so

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci92e8j18rI

Woke and morally broke. That said, diversity of individuals, minority of one. #HateLovesAbortion

    henrybowman in reply to n.n. | November 26, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    I was about 50 years old before I realized that the Salvation Army was actually an organized religious sect with actual members and services, not just a social charity. This is why charges of “morally broke” are doubly disturbing.

The Salvation Army National Headquarters
615 Slaters Lane
Alexandria, VA 22314

https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/contact/

I’ve always given in the past. No more.
It’s sad when a Christian organization takes an unbiblical stance.

    TX-rifraph in reply to lc. | November 27, 2021 at 4:23 am

    It is also sad when the left destroys another part of the culture. They are celebrating as they do not want anything good to exist.

RACIST people must sincerely apologize for racism.

Starting with those who accuse all members of any race of being racist solely on account of their race.

The two charities I have always given to with confidence in the work they do is the Salvation Army and the local firemans “Fill the Boot”. I’ve never passed by an SA kettle witout putting something in. From now on, I’ll just walk on by the kettle, and increase my contributions to “fill the boot”.

For me, Old News Boys is an alternative, where the majority of the money goes to aid. One outfit I have never patronized is Good Will, where the founder rakes off about 2 million a year.

    henrybowman in reply to JohnSmith100. | November 26, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    I live in an actual working cowboy town, where the only establishments that post gun-free premises are the hospital and clinics (never seen one anywhere that didn’t, I think it’s in their insurance), the local McDonald’s (absolutely inexplicable) and the relatively recent Goodwill store. As a result, the Habitat ReStore (for furniture and hard goods) and the Soroptimist shop (for clothing and bedding) do a much brisker business than the Goodwill five times their size (or at least did until the national Soroptimists got out of the thrift business).

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to henrybowman. | November 27, 2021 at 9:06 pm

      I now read the signs at businesses that post gun-free nonsense. Many places I go to have signs that state “No illegal guns or drugs.” When questioned, I simply say that I am not carrying an illegal weapon. They still ask me to leave, but many have changed their signs to say “No Weapons or Drugs.”

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to AF_Chief_Master_Sgt. | November 28, 2021 at 10:20 am

        I guess if I have a bottle of aspirin in my pocket they don’t want me to go there.

        I keep seeing restaurants with signs of the window that say shoes and shirts must be worn. Most of my clothing is in good condition, so I go to other restaurants. /rimshot

Antifundamentalist | November 26, 2021 at 9:45 pm

If I behave in a manner that is actually racist, bring it to my attention and I will apologize. I will NOT apologize for the actions of other people. Their behavior is not my responsibility and I utterly reject the idea of blood guilt.

This handbook published by the Salvation Army cites Ibram Kendi four times Robin DiAngelo three times, and CRT cofounder Kimberle Crenshaw one time.

Well, since being “woke” is their new mission, how about dropping notes in the kettles saying. “I am sorry for being white.”

I have a very small list of charities that I give to. It pains me to have to remove the Salvation Army from the list. The few that remain will benefit, though.

Ah, my sweet baboo, you don’t want any of my filthy, racist money.
Get woke, go bro-ho-hoke.

I’d like to sincerely apologize for having a genetic makeup which traces most of my recent ancestors to a continent which generally outcompeted people from other continents.

How’s that?

The Salvation Army just declared itself an army of grifters.

Besides, we already now have one of those.

I’ve been supporting them for years, based somewhat on their reputation from WWII for supporting our troops overseas (based on what I was told by my relatives who were there). Lately it seems that all of my contributions go to sending me more fund raising letters – I got THREE today. I still would have sent them my usual contribution until this story popped up. I’ll still send four fundraising letters back to them, but with no cash – just a note reminding them that I’m already well aware that the bulk of my money goes either to fundraising or to help minorities, I don’t feel I owe any of them an apology, and that if you go woke, you go broke.

How much crack do you need to smoke to decide the best way to get people to give you money is to demand they participate in a racist Maoist struggle session to confess your White Skin Sin?!? Asking for a friend.

Jeez, back when the Church was selling indulgences in the Middle Ages it was a quid pro quo deal – you give them money and they forgave your sins. Now the Condemnation Army wants the deal to be you give them money and apologize for your pallor annnnnnnnd…then what exactly? Do you get a sticker saying, “I’m Not A Racist Anymore”?

Rather than saying anything to the poor bell ringers freezing in service of their racist bosses, I recommend dropping folded up notes that look like bills in the kettle that read, “This would’ve been money, but I don’t support racist hate groups. When you stop pandering to the racist atheist liberals, apologize for YOUR racism, and fire everyone involved with this detour into Satanism, perhaps the next piece of paper I deposit will be spendable. If you want to serve God, you can’t be racist. Decide.”

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to DirkBelig. | November 27, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    I won’t even pretend to put money in the kettle by adding a note. I prefer to walk by and ignore them, like I do for Girl Scout Cookies and Boy Scout Popcorn.

    My choice not to give them money. Their choice to sit there all day hoping that someone drops some dough. But the bell ringers from the SA are out in the cold weather, unlike the BS/GS

Dear Salvation Army,

Let he who is without sin be the first to cast the stone.

Sincerely,
Hornet
.

I am SOOOOOOO glad to live in a 99.999% “white” country and not have to put up with that Bull [email protected]!

My apology is that I’m sorry the Salvation Army is now against American values and has seen the last of my support.

Too bad.

MoeHowardwasright | November 27, 2021 at 5:41 am

I have always dropped a fair amount in the “kettle” during the Christmas season. No more. I will continue to make a stand where and when I can against this bulls$&@!!

Daddy taught me the proper way to perform charity in 1979….

https://circletree12.wixsite.com/mysite/post/army-lunches

More lawyers linking with “faith” ministers to make money:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D60we_4VZGY

Everyone has a racket today.

When you rely on donations from all sides you might want to keep your mouth shut about what side you are on.

Say a lie long enough and loud enough soon everyone will believe it

I don’t see any particular reason I should apologize for the racism of the Democrats throughout history. This racism wasn’t White racism, it was Democrat racism. The reason they’re pushing CRT is to take away their total responsibility for segregation, the KKK, the racist education system, and their policies, which have held black people back for decades.

The Friendly Grizzly | November 27, 2021 at 9:01 am

I as a white man have sent things back to the kitchen. I have either taken something else from the menu, enjoyed it, and paid my bill, or allowed them to try making the same thing again. In any case I end up paying for my meal. If I send it back it’s after a bite or two.

I can think of other groups that will eat 3/4 to 7/8 of the meal say that it is no good, and then refuse to pay and walk out.

I stopped giving to national organizations some time ago with a few exceptions:
1. Fisher House; provides free accommodation for the family of wounded/ hospitalised service members. Think long-term recovery with multiple surgeries and rehab
2. USO, which provides assistance to traveling and deployed service members. Everything from cookies and coffee to a couch and WiFi basically the act like a cool aunt or uncle
3. Tunnels to Towers; primarily adaptive housing for severely injured veterans and 1st responders

Otherwise I give locally. Boy Scout Troop, local HS fundraiser for sports/band, food bank. We are going to have to stop supporting the institutions that have allowed themselves to be infiltrated and corrupted by progressive ideologues or we will be funding those who seek to destroy us.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to CommoChief. | November 27, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    I ceased giving to USO. The reason being, is they were founded to help the lonely single serviceman who was deployed someplace away from home. By the time I was in the service from 1977 to 1981, they seemed only concerned with providing daycare for the wives of married service members. They had absolutely no time of day for the single service man who might be looking for someone to talk to, a place to go, or travel assistance.

      Grizz,

      I can’t speak to that timeframe, I was in grade school. During OIF/OEF the USO was did yoeman service. Coffee, cookies and a kind word at airports Nationwide. They had volunteers staffing the MWR facilities for transients in Kuwait. They gave me a couch once in Iraq when the circumstances left me stranded in transit without anywhere else to go.

The high school where I taught had a community service requirement. Some of the kids fulfilled it by working at a local Salvation Army soup kitchen. One night a month I was the designated chaperone. After dinner was over, the guests at the soup kitchen were expected to stay for a 30 minute prayer service. One of the high school students thought it was “unfair” to expect people who weren’t Christians to sing “Onward Christian Soldiers” to get a meal. I explained life is full of trade-offs, and as long as the guests were free to make the choice to eat there or not, I saw no problem with it. No one had his arm-twisted to have dinner with the SA. The kids, however, were being forced to give up their free time doing coerced community service to get handed a school diploma with a non-state curriculum requirement. I pointed out I was truly volunteering, and they weren’t.

In the case of the SA, no one required them to go “woke”. They made the choice with the knowledge it might cost them some donations. If they think those people who no longer give them money will be replaced by people who admire their “wokeness”, I think they may be surprised. The “cost” of making people who need their help sing “Onward Christian Soldiers” might cost them those donations, too. The main goal of the Salvation Army has always been to save souls. Giving out charity is the hook. They need money for the bait.

How many Xmas season bellringing volunteers, who would have stood outside of Walmart in the cold to collect donations, will The Salvation Army lose over this?

They just lost, for good, anything I would have ever given them in the future. That goes for Goodwill, too.

Might I suggest that black Americans apologize to white Americans for practicing slavery for hundreds of years prior to the discovery of North America and for capturing and selling their countrymen for deportation and being the root cause of problems we have today.

Has anyone commenting above (including Fuzzy) read the PDF linked in the article? On page 2 it says “The attached document is a voluntary discussion guide…designed to stimulate gracious discussion among Salvationists who choose to participate……It is not a position or policy statement, and does not replace, supersede, or act as an addendum to the Salvation Army’s International Positional Statement…”

    Yes, I read it. I also read the Salvation Army’s website (archive link) where they write in typical “antiracism” self-flagellation:

    Our Acknowledgment
    While many Salvationists have acted firmly and courageously against racism, The Salvation Army acknowledges with regret, that Salvationists have sometimes shared in the sins of racism and conformed to economic, organizational and social pressures that perpetuate racism. The Salvation Army is committed to fight against racism wherever it is experienced and will speak into societies around the world wherever we encounter it.

    And (how do you think they can possibly fulfill the following ‘commitment’ without indoctrinating its members?):

    Our Commitment
    The Salvation Army is committed to combatting racism and its impacts at an organizational, individual, and societal level. This includes providing robust systems to report and discuss racism, continuing to make efforts to ensure ethnic diversity in leadership roles, and ultimately becoming a more welcoming, diverse organization that stands as a model for inclusion and non-discrimination.

    They can believe whatever they want and they can confess their sins based on skin color and the racist teachings of CRT, and we can choose to donate to organizations that are not steeped in anti-American, racist CRT evil.

    Danny in reply to Duck. | November 28, 2021 at 8:45 am

    There is no such thing as a “voluntary discussion” when the “discussion” entails a requirement of “ACCEPT YOU ARE A SUBHUMAN UNTERMENSCH”.

    Sorry my conversations don’t have a rigged ending.

Yes precisely. Diversity is Pro-Choice religious (e.g. “ethical”) dogma, including racism, sexism, ageism, and other class-based bigotry, denies individual dignity, individual conscience, intrinsic value (e.g. planned parent/hood), and normalizes color blocs (e.g. people of color), color quotas (e.g. Jew privilege), and affirmative discrimination. One step forward, two steps backward. #HateLovesAbortion

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | November 27, 2021 at 8:49 pm

The Salvation Army Exposed:

I wonder if any of these WHITE PRIVILEGED Salvation Army people gave up their positions of money and prestige so that a black or brown person could benefit?

General Brian Peddle – WHITE

Commissioner Rosalie Peddle – WHITE

Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder, National Commander – WHITE

Commissioner Jolene K. Hodder, National President of Women’s Ministries – WHITE

CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

MR. MIKE CASSLING – WHITE
President & CEO
CQuence Health Group
Omaha, Nebraska

MR. TOM BOLT, ESQ – WHITE
Attorney
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

MRS. JOANN CALLAWAY – WHITE
Those Callaways Realty
Scottsdale, Arizona

MR. JOSEPH CALLAWAY – WHITE
Those Callaways Realty
Scottsdale, Arizona

DR. WILLIAM CLYDE – WHITE
Provost & Executive Vice President
Manhattan College
Madison, Connecticut

MRS. MARLENE KLOTZ COLLINS – WHITE
Director of Community Relations – Retired KTVK NewsChannel 3
Phoenix, Arizona

MRS. KATHLEEN COOKE – WHITE
Co-Founder & Vice President
Cooke Pictures
Burbank, California

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | November 27, 2021 at 8:49 pm

The Salvation Army Exposed:

I wonder if any of these WHITE PRIVILEGED Salvation Army people gave up their positions of money and prestige so that a black or brown person could benefit?

MS. MEREDITH COUNCE – WHITE
Director of Brand & Strategy
Dallas Cowboys Football Club
Dallas, Texas

MS. HOPE DMUCHOWSKI – WHITE
Executive Vice President & CFO
Commercial & Investment Banking &
Corporate Divisions
Truist Financial
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

MR. MICHAEL DUCKER – WHITE
President & CEO – Retired
FedEx Freight
Memphis, Tennessee

MR. TORREY FOSTER – WHITE
Vice Chairman, Consumer Practice
Korn Ferry
Chicago, Illinois

MR. DAVID FRAUENSHUH – WHITE
CEO, Frauenshuh Companies
Minneapolis, Minnesota

MR. MATTHEW FRAUENSHUH – WHITE
CEO, Fourteen Foods
Minneapolis, Minnesota

MR. WILLIAM GAMMON, III – WHITE
Managing Director
William Gammon Insurance
Austin, Texas

MR. JAMES F. GOODMON, JR. – WHITE
President & COO
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Raleigh, North Carolina

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | November 27, 2021 at 8:50 pm

The Salvation Army Exposed:

I wonder if any of these WHITE PRIVILEGED Salvation Army people gave up their positions of money and prestige so that a black or brown person could benefit?

MR. JIM GORRIE – WHITE
President & CEO
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Birmingham, Alabama

MRS. JENNIFER GRANGER – WHITE
Philanthropist
Birmingham, Michigan
The Salvation Army Exposed:

MRS. SALLY HARRIS – WHITE
President
Saint James Place Inc.
Great Barrington, MA

MR. ERIC HOLM – WHITE
President
Metro Corral Partners
Winter Park, Florida

MR. J.C. HUIZENGA – WHITE
Founder & Chairman
Huizenga Group
National Heritage Academies
Grand Rapids, Michigan

MR. FRED HUNZEKER – WHITE
CEO
Tenaska Marketing Group
Omaha, Nebraska

MR. CARL ICE – WHITE
President & CEO
BNSF Railway
Ft. Worth, Texas

MR. JOHN LATELLA – WHITE
Former Co-CEO, General Counsel
Garden Fresh Gourmet
Rochester Hills, Michigan

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | November 27, 2021 at 8:54 pm

The Salvation Army Exposed:

I wonder if any of these WHITE PRIVILEGED people gave up their positions of money and prestige so that a black or brown person could benefit?

MR. TONY THOMPSON – WHITE
Former President & CEO
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

MR. JAMES VELLA – WHITE
Founder & CEO
Vella Strategic Philanthropy Group
President – Retired
Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services
Dearborn, Michigan

Past Chairman Circle

MRS. CHARLOTTE JONES ANDERSON – WHITE
Executive Vice President/Chief Brand Officer
Dallas Cowboys Football Club
Dallas, Texas

MR. BILL BURKE – WHITE
Senior Vice President, Marketing – Retired
Nationwide
Columbus, Ohio

MR. DONALD V. FITES – WHITE
Chairman – Retired
Caterpillar Inc.
Peoria, Illinois

MR. EDSEL B. FORD II – WHITE
Board of Directors
Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, Michigan

MR. HARRY V. LAMON, JR. – WHITE
Principal
Lamon & Sherman Consulting, LLC
Atlanta, Georgia

MR. ROBERT J. PACE – WHITE
Advisory Director – Retired
Goldman, Sachs & Company
Rancho Sante Fe, California

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | November 27, 2021 at 8:54 pm

The Salvation Army Exposed:

I wonder if any of these WHITE PRIVILEGED Salvation Army people gave up their positions of money and prestige so that a black or brown person could benefit?

MR. STEVEN S REINEMUND – WHITE
Chairman of the Board & CEO – Retired
PepsiCo, Inc.
Denver, Colorado

Life Members

MRS. MARGOT PEROT – WHITE
Board of Directors
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, Texas

Emeritus Members

MR. ROBERT W. ALSPAUGH – WHITE
CEO – Retired
KPMG International
Phoenix, Arizona

MR. RICHARD DAVIS – WHITE
President & CEO – Retired
Dearborn Development Co.
Alamo, California

MR. RICHARD G. HAGERTY – WHITE
Real Estate Development
Modesto, California

MR. WORTH HOBBS – WHITE
President – Retired
Alcoa Foundation
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

MR. JERRY JONES – WHITE
Owner & General Manager
Dallas Cowboys Football Club
Irving, Texas
The Salvation Army Exposed:

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | November 27, 2021 at 8:55 pm

The Salvation Army Exposed:

I wonder if any of these WHITE PRIVILEGED Salvation Army people gave up their positions of money and prestige so that a black or brown person could benefit?

MR. JONATHON E. KILLMER – WHITE
Partner – Retired
PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
Scottsdale, Arizona

MR. BOBBY LYLE – WHITE
Chairman, President & CEO
Lyco Holdings Inc.
Dallas, Texas

MRS. MARILYN QUAYLE – WHITE
President, BTC, Inc.
Scottsdale, Arizona

MR. E. RICHARD RATHGEBER – WHITE
CEO & Managing Partner
Southwest Constructors, Inc.
Austin, Texas

MR. EDWARD C. RUFF – WHITE
COO – Retired
Wachovia Securities, Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina

WILLIAM T. SLICK, JR. – WHITE
Senior Vice President – Retired
EXXON
Houston, Texas

MR. TIMOTHY W. SWAIN II – WHITE
Partner, Swain, Hartshorn & Scott
Peoria, Illinois

MS. SHEILA TATE – WHITE
Vice Chair, Powell Tate – Retired
Charlottesville, VA

I’ve worked in helping clean up after some tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, floods, and other bad days, and seen lots of good people in dire need for no fault of their own, and Salvation Army has always been the good, decent, go-to people who would actually give help where needed (as opposed to the Red Cross and a few other orgs, who made you buy their scant help with loyalty oaths and fees.)

There usually was no one else in the charity/help world that was as reliable and fair and helpful as SA. SA was the entire show if you had been wiped out.

And there will be thousands who will not get the help they need this year if we simply write SA off from this error.

Last year, looks like some big corporate donor(s) quietly pressured SA to hire the diversity crews and adopt their goals – “do this or we stop giving our Big Bux!” Now we’re seeing publicly the results of this pressure. SA shouldn’t have given in to the blackmail, but I bet they know that now. They now know that they either have to give up those big corporate donors’ money, or ours. I think ours is bigger.

So I’d vote that we all clearly communicate to them that this is unacceptable, and that we’ll be gone next year if they don’t fix it, but still give to them this year, so that it’s not the actual disaster victims who end up paying this price. It’s all fine and well to say that we’ll all just contribute through other, better charities, but the fact is that the buckets are too helpful and we mostly won’t go out of our ways to find those other charities, and giving will simply drop while need won’t.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to bobby b. | November 29, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Nope.

    Go Woke. Go Broke.

    Charities get one chance from me. Once they bite the hand that feeds them, no more feeding.

    I don’t care who hurts. I don’t care if their red buckets go dry. They will get nothing from me.

Little note I am glad I was wrong that there would be no consequences.

Salvation Army lost some major donors so gave a non-apology apology so I will continue to not donate to them.

The big established corporate charities are becoming woke.

I can’t begin to say how disappointed I am in the attitude of the Salvation Army. The idea that refusing cold food in a restaurant is a “white” issue is absurd to the highest degree. If you purchase a car that doesn’t work properly you take it back. If you buy clothing that falls apart you return it. If your food in a restaurant is not right you send it back. This isn’t about race or any other social cause of the day, it’s about being a consumer. I’ll be donating to other causes this season.

My ancestors from Germany settled in Pennsylvania and fought/died in the Civil War to end slavery, but I didn’t hear the Salvation Army acknowledge their sacrifice in any way. I suggest that we consider all sides of the issue rather than the one that is currently in vogue by the woke set. In the meantime, my charitable donations will be better served elsewhere.

My ancestors from Germany settled in Pennsylvania and fought & died in the Civil War to end slavery, but I didn’t hear the Salvation Army acknowledge their sacrifice in any way. I suggest that we consider all sides of the issue rather than the one that is currently in vogue by the woke set. In the meantime, my charitable donations will be better served elsewhere.

How do I say f*** off, eat s***, and die in a single syllable? The closest I can come is 10.

I wrote the Salvos off years ago as irredeemably part of the left. I no longer remember why, but the fact that they even have an “International Social Justice Commission” is probably part of it. “Social justice”, like all “adjective justices”, is injustice. That’s been true for as long as the term has existed, which is probably longer than I’ve been alive.

Dear Salvation Army,

I sincerely apologize for your racism. I promise will not support it monetarily or in any other way until you renounce it and apologize for it.

Sincerely,
Former donor.

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