Basic Rights Oregon: Protest of Salvation Army Decision.
- CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE
Basic Rights Oregon is making a response to the Salvation Army's
decision to withdraw benefits (before they went into effect) from
those who are not in a mixed gender marriage. It is similar to that
of PFLAG-- they have a $3 bill with a rainbow and a message to put in
the kettles. The individual who sent me the information said that,
so far, no one has offered to "buy" these dollars, as in the case of
AFA's Gary Glenn in relation to Michigan PFLAG.
The information is at:
The background says, in part:
Our community should be outraged that while on the one hand religious
conservatives are calling for "national unity," on the other hand
there is no pretense that that unity includes everyone. In this
time of national crisis, conservative religious leaders have opposed
survivor benefits for domestic partners, blamed the terrorist attacks
on gays and progressives, and continued to lobby against gays in the
military even as soldiers are sent to risk their lives.
And now this. I urge you to email Commissioner John Busby, the
national commander of the Salvation Army, to speak out on this issue,
at SA_Information@.... Don't be less generous in
your giving, but give wisely, by choosing the charity that best
reflects your values, checking out their policies, and giving
directly to them.
And when you're out shopping and you see the little red bucket, tell
the friends you're with about the Salvation Army's policy of
discrimination. Because in a season of giving, we should value above
all the gift of human dignity and equality.
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