December 7, 2012

Slandering of Salvation Army is not innocent mistake [Darleen Click]

The “student government” at UC Berkeley is demanding that the Salvation Army bell ringers be banned from the campus because of The Tolerance™

The reason: Allegations of discrimination based on sexual orientation by the celebrated charitable organization could cause gay and lesbian students to take offense.

The lengthy Nov. 14 resolution, SB 176, asserts that “Salvation Army church services, including charity services, are available only to people ‘who accept and abide by the Salvation Army’s doctrine and discipline’, which excludes homosexuality.”

Never mind that these vile assertions are baseless, there are feelings involved.

In a statement to Campus Reform, Salvation Army spokesperson Kathy Lovin called the allegations “internet rumors.”

“The notion that we require those we help to ‘accept and abide by the Salvation Army’s doctrine and discipline which excludes homosexuality’ to receive assistance is totally false,” Lovin said.

“The only requirement for service from The Salvation Army is demonstrated need and our ability to meet it,” she added.

Let’s examine, for one moment, an example of the real reason Leftists hate the Salvation Army. The SA started deploying their mobile feeding units prior to Hurricane Sandy’s landfall.

Meanwhile, FEMA personnel were wandering around sightseeing for four days after the disaster because there was “nothing to do.”

Private charities and relief efforts cannot be allowed, especially when they are better than Nanny Government’s efforts.

Government is the Left’s Godhead, and it is a jealous one.

Posted by Darleen @ 8:52am

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Comments (5)

  1. Among my relatives who’ve lived through the various Midwestern floods we’ve had in the past 20 years or so, the reputation of the Salvation Army far exceeds that of the government or the Red Cross. You want somebody who will help your community until they are no longer needed, without regard for photo ops and fundraising publicity? You call the Army.

    Even this cranky agnostic has no qualms about supporting a religious group, when they do so much undeniably good work. I’d suggest the budding morality fascists in Berkeley bear that in mind.

  2. … could cause gay and lesbian students to take offense.

    Interesting wording that. Gay and lesbian students could cause Fred Phelps to take take offense. Perhaps there’s else going on than just potentially causing offense.

  3. For a bunch who are ever announcing their tolerance, whether we want to be batted about he head and shoulders with it or not, they certainly are an intolerant bunch.

    Reporting to you for the Heartland, I can tell you after spending much of yesterday cooling my heels at the DMV with my baby so’s he could get his Driver’s License, there is much seditious talk afoot. Here in the land of the Sooners, no one is willing to give up their Bible clinging ways or their guns. People are showing renewed suspiscion toward all federal agents and doubting the good intent of our elected representatives. There was much muttering and outright loud talking about the moochers and layabouts who are siphoning off our tax dollars.

    Of course, these were all hardworking truck drivers and utility workers, housewives and nurses and retired folks who were doing all this muttering, not Ph.D’s or Ivy Leaguers, so what do they know?

    We live in dangerous times, Outlaws. The wheel is starting to turn.

  4. I love the salvation army they actually help people and without that snooty red cross attitude

  5. This is the “Reality Based Community,” is it not?

    “Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.” –Ronald Reagan