The Salvation Army has a long history of being anti-gay. Just a few years ago they had anti-gay marriage rhetoric on their website ( i saw it personally) and promoted “traditional values” as their policy. the SA has since removed the anti-gay marriage bullshitz but still had links to ex-gay organizations. Well, that is until a boycott was called this week and they disappeared faster than dethroned anti-gay bigot, Miss California, Carrie PreJean’s career.
Truth Wins Out called for boycott of the SA and they quickly pulled the links on their website and had this to say:
We sincerely appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention. As you know, The Salvation Army strives to live out our mission of meeting human need without discrimination. Our doors are always open to anyone who seeks our help, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. We simply do not discriminate against the people we serve or the people we hire. We have removed the page of referrals for sexual addiction centers. Truthfully this was an old page that had been archived but was reposted when we launched our new website last month. We apologize for our oversight and any confusion this may have caused. The Salvation Army does not consider homosexual orientation a sin. Please know that we serve anyone who comes to our doors without discrimination.
Mmmmm. I may be picky here, but ”homosexual orientation” doesn’t quite sit well with me. It’s kinda of like saying we don’t discriminate against “colored” people…Antiquated….However, it’s all about baby steps, right?
via Joe. My. God.: Shortest Boycott Ever: Salvation Army Yanks “Ex-Gay” Groups From Website.