All people who come to us for services are offered assistance according to their need and our capacity to help. Because LGBTQ Americans living in poverty often experience unacceptable homophobia and transphobia, many become homeless. A majority of homeless LGBTQ people end up on the streets before they turn 18, and one in four is homeless before turning
The Salvation Army is prominently displaying two "ex-gay" ministries, listed as sexual addiction resources, on its website, despite the Army's assertion that it is not anti-gay. Truth Wins Out has called on people to withhold holiday donations to the Salvation Army until the organization removes all anti-LGBT materials from its website. On its website is a page that "debunks the myth of LGBT discrimination.
The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian denomination famous for its quasi-military structure and the red buckets and bells at Christmas. It was founded by William and Catherine Booth in the nineteenth century to act as " God 's Army" and bring people to salvation. They are part of the Holiness movement.
Unfortunately, the conversations are at times animated by inaccurate information, innuendo and half-truths. Q: Does The Salvation Army turn people away from its center because that person was gay or lesbian? Q: Does The Salvation Army provide benefits to same-sex partners of employees? Does that mean The Salvation Army believes that Christians whose sexual orientation is primarily or exclusively same-sex are called upon to embrace celibacy as a way of life?
Few images are more iconically Yuletide than a Salvation Army Santa ringing their bell on the street, collecting money for the homeless during the holiday season. A viral post also claimed that the Army continues to discriminate against LGBTQ folks, refusing to house gay homeless couples unless they separate, referring to queer people seeking aid to conversion therapy, and upholding a long-standing policy of not serving trans people in need. But the holiday season is about giving, so why not give your dollars to organizations that are founded on queer values and serve your own community?
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In recent years, the Salvation Army has come under fire for its lengthy history of anti-LGBT political maneuvering and other incidents. The church has publicly articulated its belief that homosexuality is unacceptable, stating :. Scripture opposes homosexual practices by direct comment and also by clearly implied disapproval.
Inthe chicken chain set off a massive wave of backlash after CEO Dan Cathy said the company supported "the biblical definition of the family unit," calling it "prideful" and "arrogant" for individuals to define marriage. Chick-fil-A had donated millions of dollars to groups that opposed same-sex marriage, including the Family Research Council, which was labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center in Chick-fil-A ceased its donations to all political groups and those organizing against LGBT rights inand it now makes its charitable donations though the Chick-fil-A Foundation. However, the chicken chain's donations to two major organizations — the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army — continue to draw criticism.
All people who come to us for services are offered assistance according to their need and our capacity to help. A majority of homeless LGBTQ people end up on the streets before they turn 18, and one in four is homeless before turning Each year, thanks to generous donations, The Salvation Army serves more than 25 million Americans — or one person every second — from a variety of backgrounds.
We understand that this might be one of those contentious issues where unanimity is not possible. Director of Social Services Gaby Buntea demonstrated to us that they have been doing a lot of work in this area. And these were conferences that were sponsored by the Salvation Army. And that told us a couple of things.