By the Way, the Salvation Army Still Hates Gays

By: Daniel Villarreal
12.3.2012

Just a friendly holiday reminder — the Salvation Army is antigay.

Please tell everyone you know not to give to them. The organization behind the red Christmas donation kettles would rather that gays stay unmarried, unemployed, and die than have a happy holiday.

And no, despite what their spokespeople say, it's not just an "internet rumor." The organization behind the red Christmas donation kettles would rather that gays stay unmarried, unemployed and die than have a happy holiday.

There's tons of proof of their anti-gay politics here and here. But just so you know, in 2012 alone:

- the Salvation Army's Territorial Media Relationships Director in Australia said that non-celibate gay people deserve to die and that being gay is a choice just like drinking booze.

- the Salvation Army headquarters called homosexuality “an unacceptable urge” and defended job discrimination against sexually active gay people.

- the Salvation Army's UK web site made a statement against gay marriage and lobbied against gay marriage in Australia.

- they allegedly fired an employee for being bisexual.

- their Australian spokesman reaffirmed a line in the group's handbook stating that homosexuals "deserve to die."

So this holiday season, please don't donate to a group that hates you. Instead, give to an LGBT charity, and if you see a Salvation Army volunteer ringing a bell next to a red donation kettle, give 'em one of these vouchers below instead of your hard-earned cash.

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