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Shitty queerphobic "charity", the usual PSA around this time of year 

I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but since they're harassing people to donate again this year...

Do not, under ANY circumstances, donate to the Salvation Army.

There are billionfold better charities out there with the same goals that the SA claim to strive for, like Shelter.

re: Shitty queerphobic "charity", the usual PSA around this time of year 

@Jo In the words of Wobbly musician Joe Hill:

The starvation army they play,
And they sing and they clap and they pray.
Till they get all your coin on the drum,
Then they tell you when you are on the bum:

You will eat (you will eat) bye and bye (bye and bye)
In that glorious land above the sky (way up high)
Work and pray (work and pray), live on hay (live on hay)
You'll get pie in the sky when you die. (That's a lie!)

re: Shitty queerphobic "charity", the usual PSA around this time of year 

Shitty queerphobic "charity", the usual PSA around this time of year 

@Jo they are a socially conservative evangelical church that still gets away with using paramilitary imagery in 21st century and openly admits to this (maybe because its now illegal /not/ to?).

I'm not anti-religion/atheist (faith groups in my town do genuinely good stuff) but Sally Army always unnerves me (having grown up in an era where "god squad" had much more clout and social control, which only changed in the 90s)

Shitty queerphobic "charity", the usual PSA around this time of year 

@vfrmedia @Jo the salvation army building in downtown portland (and san francisco) has anti homeless archetecture

and back when i had a twitter i frequently lit up the sal army's twitter with pictures of their building asking something to the degree of "how is this helping the homeless to which you serve?"

i had to switch accounts when they blocked me

Shitty queerphobic "charity", the usual PSA around this time of year 

@joshua @vfrmedia I've heard all sorts of horrible things about them, like leaving trans people out on the cold and stealing people's belongings.

And then there's the lobbying against pro-LGBTQ laws. :blobfearful:

Shitty queerphobic "charity", the usual PSA around this time of year 

@Jo @vfrmedia ive tried to help people exiting the sal army's brainwashing program but i just cant

itll take an org to reeducate them

personally i can handle only so much "fire and brimstone"

and sermons every morning at 5am

loudly

in the garage

Shitty queerphobic "charity", the usual PSA around this time of year 

In addition to this, I can cite an example of their crap that happened in my life.

SA pastor we'll call Jon ran a youth hangout so all the kids, not just Christians, had a place to go after school in a small town in the Canadian Rockies.

After several years it came out that Jon was gay, quietly living with his husband.

Jon was quietly fired and disavowed, and the hangout became a bible study group. Everyone left.

-Zu

@Jo

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