Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The "Salvation" Army

From Aravosis/AmericaBlog:
Salvation Army accused of checking immigration status of kids before giving them toys
by John Aravosis (DC) on 12/02/2009 08:09:00 AM

Let's not forget - the Salvation Army is a far-right evangelical Christian right church. They're rabidly anti-gay, and they work in Washington, and around the world, against the civil rights of gays and lesbians. So if you've got a dime to spare this Christmas, do not give it to the guys with the red buckets. Fund a real charity, not an evangelical activist. (This year, I've noticed the bell-ringers are often apparently 'handicapped' folks. Is this a ploy to evoke MORE sympathy? Jis' askin'--W)

To wit. A story is running around that the Salvation Army has been checking the immigration status of kids before giving them toys. The Salvation Army denies it, saying they're only checking for 'residency', to make sure the kids getting the toys live in the area (apparently because children in other areas don't deserve a visit from Santa). Then I noticed this little gem at the end of the article:
The Salvation Army also verifies the immigration status of anyone who comes to their shelter.
Merry Christmas to you too.

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