Giving to charities is a holiday tradition, but it’s also important to give wisely. The Salvation Army has done much good to help the poor and infirmed throughout the world. Unfortunately, the organization’s negative public stance on gay rights is antithetical to this website’s staunch belief in human equality.
The Salvation Army recently released a statement:
“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. There is no scriptural support for same-sex unions as equal to, or as an alternative to, heterosexual marriage.”
The bell rigging and the sounds of coins being tossed in a red kettle may be a tradition we’ve grown up with every holiday season but we can still help others in need without giving to an organization that denigrates other humans.
Give big! Give wisely!