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Well, here’s the deal, anon. The Salvation Army is an evangelical Christian group, and they impose those beliefs on the people that they employ and the communities they serve. Here are a few examples:
They are so opposed to LGBT rights that they have lobbied multiple times for exemptions from Federal and Local anti-discrimination laws, and threatened to withdraw their services.
They refused to provide shelter to a homeless gay couple, unless they broke up and renounced their homosexuality.
They refused to provide a transgender woman with shelter that was congruent with her gender presentation, instead insisting she house with men. She chose instead to sleep on the sidewalk and died from the cold.
Speaking of gender, there was also this charming incident where one of their hostels refused to open the door for a 17-year-old victim who had just been brutally raped (or even call the police for her) because that particular hostel had a strict “men only” policy.
Children who can’t prove their immigration status are turned away.
The organization also disposes of any Harry Potter or Twilight related donations (rather than giving them to other charities), because they claim the toys are “incompatible with the charity’s Christian beliefs”.
During the Bush Administration (thanks to ‘faith-based initiatives’) they fired about 20 long-time employees (Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Gay), simply for refusing to sign the organization’s statement of Christian belief.
So, that—in a nutshell—is what’s wrong with it.
Winter is coming… and so are their buckets. Remember this when they’re bothering you for change.
Consider that there are a number of worthy, non-denominational organizations all over the country that serve people without regard to their race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or anything else that rational people don’t care about. Those places deserve your money and your support.
Like I do every year, this is me officially reminding you that the Salvation Army is not worthy of your donations. Please do your homework about what charities you choose to support this holiday season; remember to Google extensively (charity name + whatever issue you want to check on them about generally brings up lots of blogs or articles, but try different things) and to use Charity Navigator BEFORE you think about donating.
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So, why are the funniest people the most depressed?
“Humor is a common defense mechanism. Some funny people like to make themselves and others laugh because it keeps them from crying. It distracts people from the real issues and pokes fun at things to minimize the impact. Albeit temporarily.”
I can’t believe there are people out there laughing at us here in NJ because we’re getting “fucked in the ass by sandy.” yeah, it’s quite funny right? So funny that people are losing their homes, some are losing their childhood towns and some are even losing their lives. But that’s really funny I know. Those of you who think this is funny disgust me. If this were you, your family, your friends, your homes and your life you’d think differently real quick.
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I really hate the first panel of this. Obama is the single most roadblocked, filibustered, and otherwise obstructed President ever. In the past four years he has faced 241 Senate filibusters, on things like healthcare funding for 9/11 responders, stopping tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, and the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would ensure that women are paid equally to their male coworkers when doing the same job! All great changes Obama promised but couldn’t pass, because they were filibustered, not because he didn’t try.
So thank Republican senators for Obama’s inability to enact the changes you voted for.
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The Seven Steps of Grieving Agent Phil Coulson
7. Acceptance that he’s not dead.