October 12, 2013


UNLIKE OUR GOVERNMENT, WHICH GIVES THEM TAX EXEMPT STATUS. 2012: Salvation Army went on record recently, stating that LGBTQ parents should be put to death as the bible instructs. Major Andrew Craibe, a Salvation Army Media Relations Director, went on public radio hosted by journalist Serena Ryan, to discuss a recent call by LGBTQ parents for a boycott of the nonprofit for its anti-gay policies and beliefs. Ryan questioned Craibe about Salvation Story: Salvationist Handbook of Doctrine, the manual used to train Salvation Army “soldiers” and members. Several chapters refer to the sin of homosexuality, including a section that cites Romans 1:18-32, which includes a admonition that homosexuals “deserved to die”; “Ryan: According to the Salvation Army gay parents deserve death. How do you respond to that, as part of your doctrine?” “Craibe: Well, that’s a part of our belief system.” Ryan: So they should die.” “Craibe: You know, we have an alignment to the Scriptures, but that’s our belief.” Later, Ryan again pressed Craibe on the issue “Honestly, Andrew, tell me, as a human being, how can you qualify that?” Craibe replied: “Well, I qualify by way of, that’s where my belief system is structured, you know? It’s what it comes down to, that salvation story, and that we can be redeemed from that. That’s my belief.” If anyone who says the believe every word in the Bible is true, then they must agree with Roman 1:18-32: “those who practice such things are deserving of death.” Of course, anyone who believes every word in the Bible also believes in a death punishment for eating shellfish. 2 interesting comments on this article: "If they said the same thing about Jews, these people would be arrested for inciting murder or hate speech. Their organisation would be treated like a neo-Nazi group, and certainly would lose it tax free status at the very minimum." "If the Holocaust were treated as a human tragedy and not a Jewish one, I wonder if homophobic rhetoric would end careers as quickly as antisemitism. I agree with the virulent, and even at times hysterical responses to groups and people who are critical of Judaism, and Israel. I just wish this applied to all groups targeted in the Holocaust, not just the largest minority. The stigma of the nazis should extend to gays, gypsies, and any of the groups targeted then and now. If a politician is overheard uttering a statement in private company that can be even remotely construed as racist, that's the end of their career, or at least a shaming scandal ensues and they become a footnote politician. Racism used to be a platform to run off of. I look forward to the day when homophobic remarks are just as crippling to a person's social standing, privately and publicly." RICHARDDAWKINS