Since 1986 the Salvation Army has engaged in five major assaults on the LGBT community’s civil rights and attempted to carve out exemptions that would allow them to deny gays and lesbians needed services as well as employment.
When New Zealand considered passage of the Homosexual Law Reform Act in 1986, the Salvation Army collected signatures in an attempt to get the legislation killed. The act decriminalized consensual sex between gay men. The measure passed over the charity’s objections.
In the United Kingdom, the Salvation Army actively pushed passage of an amendment to the Local Government Act. The amendment stated that local authorities “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship.” The law has since been repealed, but it led many schools and colleges to close LGBT student organizations out of fear they’d lose their government funding.
In 2001, the organization tried to extract a resolution from the White House that they could ignore local non-discrimination laws that protected LGBT people. While the commitment would have applied to all employees, the group claimed that it needed the resolution so it “did not have to ordain sexually active gay ministers and did not have to provide medical benefits to the same-sex partners of employees.” After lawmakers and civil rights activists revealed the Salvation Army’s active resistance to non-discrimination laws, the White House admitted the charity was seeking the exemptions.
Also in 2001, the evangelical charity actively lobbied to change how the Bush administration would distribute over $24 billion in grants and tax deductions by urging the White House deny funding to any cities or states that included LGBT non-discrimination laws. Ari Fleischer, White House press secretary, issued a statement saying the administration was denying a “regulation sought by the church to protect the right of taxpayer-funded religious organizations to discriminate against homosexuals.”
In 2004, the Salvation Army threatened to close all their soup kitchens in New York City to protest the city’s decision to require all vendors and charities doing business with the city to adhere to all civil rights laws. The organization balked at having to treat gay employees equal to straight employees.
I’ve seen the discrimination the Salvation Army preaches first hand. When a former boyfriend and I were homeless, the Salvation Army insisted we break up before they’d offer assistance. We slept on the street instead and declined to break up as they demanded.
Instead of donating to the Salvation Army, choose a different charity that will help everyone without prejudice. Find a local secular charity - or here are some national organizations that provide help to anyone who needs it:
Goodwill (disabled and unemployed)
The Red Cross (medical and emergency relief)
Doctors Without Borders (medical and emergency relief)
they think they’re unicorns or the hero of some fucking game and NOTHING THEY CAN DO IS WRONG so if you don’t agree with or appreciate something they obviously it’s because GIRLS ARE HEARTLESS AND DUMB and NO ONE UNDERSTANDS MY VALUE WAAH
Haha I like how you put how, yeah, they think they’re the hero of some game! Cause what do you get at the end of a successful game- you win a prize, right and so to them, a girl and their love is their prize, their reward, and that’s all sorts of horrible.
objectification of women + acting ‘nice’ as an ends to a mean (which in itself is not so bad, I think, but if you bring the first point back around then HAHA YEAH holy fucking shit, the fuck is wrong with you) + entitlement
It freaks me out to think that these people can think things like “stay even if she doesn’t want you to stay”, jfc. How can you say you really love a person, how can you say you want this person to be your romantic partner, when you don’t even respect their personal autonomy? How can they say shit like that and not see the glaringly problematic “no means yes” parallels?
Dumb ass pieces of shits.
I understand there are times when people say what they don’t mean, but you have to be REALLY FUCKING CAREFUL, have a great sense of perception and know and understand the person well to know when they actually want your help and don’t want to admit it. When you just assume that all women act this way and impose on someone because you think you’ve cracked the woman code or something is incredibly stupid and creepy.
But of course, guys who are dense enough to think they deserve rewards for being nice are also too dense to read any of these signs and it just amplifies the creepiness x1000.