My green money is racist, too.
Along with coins this Christmas, Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racismThe Salvation Army wants its white donors to give it more than just money this Christmas season. Its leadership is also demanding they apologize for being racist.centralnovanews.com
Along with coins this Christmas, Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism
Richard and Janet Munn are leading the Salvation Army's push to get its white donors to apologize for being racist. | Salvation Army/DifferenceMakers.org
By Central Nova News Reports
Nov 23, 2021
The Salvation Army wants its white donors to give it more than just money this Christmas season. Its leadership is also demanding they apologize for being racist.
It's part of a push by the Christian charitable organization to embrace the ideas of Black Lives Matter, an activist group working to, among other things, "dismantle white privilege" and "disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure."
The Salvation Army's Alexandria-based leadership has created an "International Social Justice Commission" which has developed and released a "resource" to educate its white donors, volunteers and employees called Let's Talk about Racism. It asserts Christianity is institutionally racist, calling for white Christians to repent and offer "a sincere apology" to blacks for being "antagonistic.. to black people or the culture, values and interests of the black community."
"Many have come to believe that we live in a post-racial society, but racism is very real for our brothers and sisters who are refused jobs and housing, denied basic rights and brutalized and oppressed simply because of the color of their skin," one lesson explains. "There is an urgent need for Christians to evaluate racist attitudes and practices in light of our faith, and to live faithfully in today’s world."
In an accompanying Study Guide on Racism, Salvation Army authors explain that all whites are racist, even if they don't realize it.
“The subtle nature of racism is such that people who are not consciously racist easily function with the privileges, empowerment and benefits of the dominant ethnicity, thus unintentionally perpetuating injustice," it says.
"Sunday school curriculum that only uses white photography and imagery" is an example given that perpetuates injustice.
"We must stop denying the existence of individual and systemic/ institutional racism. They exist, and are still at work to keep White Americans in power," the lesson says.
"These systems give privileges to white people"
Let's Talk about Racism pushes arguments identical to those of leading "Critical Race Theory" purveyors Robin DiAngelo and Henry Rogers (a.k.a. Ibram Kendi), whose work is recommended by Salvation Army authors.
DiAngelo and Rogers (Kendi) claim that any observable difference in relative behavior or accomplishment between racial groups is due to the inherent racism of whites, arguing against the traditional American concept of equal opportunity in favor of the Marxist-inspired goal of equality of outcome.
"Structural racism.. is the overarching system of racial bias across institutions and society. These systems give privileges to White people resulting in disadvantages to (blacks)," reads a Salvation Army lesson.
Proponents of "Critical Race Theory" don't believe whites, Asians or Hispanics can avoid being prejudiced against blacks. They want them to demonstrate what they call "anti-racism" in favor of blacks, helping to establish lower standards for them than they do members of other racial groups, or making cash "reparation" payments to blacks as compensation for alleged previous racism.
"Stop trying to be ‘colorblind’. While this might sound helpful, it actually ignores the God-given differences we all possess, as well as the beautiful cultures of our Black and Brown brothers and sisters," Let's Talk about Racism explains. "Instead of trying to be colorblind, try seeing the beauty in our differences, and welcome them into your homes churches and workplaces. Being colorblind also ignores the discrimination our Black and Brown brothers and sisters face and does not allow us to address racism properly."
Founded in 1865 in London, England, the Salvation Army is both a protestant Christian church and an international charitable organization. Its first "red kettle" was set up in Oakland, California in 1891.
National advisory board members include Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones, Chick-Fil-A Foundation President Rodney Bullard and charter school pioneer J.C. Huizenga
One thing that really pisses me off is that Cary and I have given a large donation every year at Christmas, and have given donations to them off and on throughout the year. We were getting ready to make that donation again this year. We've been doing this for many years. Now, they come out and slap us in the face? What an insult! I feel betrayed. I think I'm going to tell them how I feel the next time I see a bell ringer.
Story in Newsweek supplied a page or so ago. Story's out there in several different forms and locations. Enough for me.at the risk of being flamed......has this been verified? I have given plenty to this organization because it is one of the last whose expenses to charity make sense. If true they are finished..... the only people that give them a contribution are white middle classers.......
I wanted to verify it for myself as well. I went searching and found a newsweek article among many other references and questions. Here's a link to the Newsweek article (post 87):at the risk of being flamed......has this been verified? I have given plenty to this organization because it is one of the last whose expenses to charity make sense. If true they are finished..... the only people that give them a contribution are white middle classers.......
easy decision.......I wanted to verify it for myself as well. I went searching and found a newsweek article among many other references and questions. Here's a link to the Newsweek article (post 87):
We donate to Samaritans Purse. I like the fact that they are Christian and any helping hand they give to people is done in the name of Jesus. They go where ever help is needed, including the USA.Now, who is doing the real help that needs doing? Where can we go to donate and help with organizations that won't do this crap, and will not waste the money?
Don't know if it will accomplish anything. Bell ringers earn minimum wage. Just because someone is a bell ringer doesn't mean they are philosophically a part of the church.Never again will I donate to them.. They can join Coke, NASCAR and all the rest of the woke crowd. I will make it a point to tell the next bell ringer I see as well.