The Catholic Defender: The Salvation Army begging for volunteers and donors
WASHINGTON (TND) — The Salvation Army has withdrawn the "Let's Talk About Racism" guide that suggested white people apologize for their race, according to a statement given by the organization Thursday.
"We have done our best to provide accurate information, but unfortunately, some have chosen to ignore those efforts. At the same time, International Headquarters realized that certain aspects of the guide may need to be clarified," reads the statement. "Consequently, for both reasons, the International Social Justice Commission has now withdrawn the guide for appropriate review."
Interesting that I am seeing a reversal coming from the Salvation Army on their booklet, "Let's Talk About Racism". I called up their organization at their headquarters after receiving a donation pledge in the mail. I took the opportunity to call them informing them why I will not be donating to the Salvation Army. I served the United States Army for better than 26 years and I served with some of the best. I will NOT apologize for being white which to be asked to do so I find extremely racist in itself. I asked a Black co-worker what he would think if I told him that he must apologize to me for being Black. He couldn't believe that was what the Salvation Army was asking white people to do.
The Lady I was talking to responded to me that I was free to have my opinion? My opinion! Then I went off on her because this was far more than an opinion. This is an insult! A couple of days ago while at a local grocery store, the Salvation Army was just setting up when I came out and told them I will not donate one penny to them. The response they told me was exactly like what I was told from their headquarters. I was free to have my opinion... A couple of guys were there helping the set up and was not too happy that I was there preventing them with any controversy. It was Fox News that alerted me initially what the Salvation Army was doing and it was Fox News informing me that the Salvation Army was begging for help.
“Some individuals and groups have recently attempted to mislabel our organization to serve their own agendas,” Salvation Army Commissioner Kenneth Hodder wrote in a statement on Nov. 25. “Those claims are simply false, and they distort the very goal of our work.”
Really, my wife and I was watching Fox News when a caption came on the screen that the Salvation Army was calling for their white donors to apologize for being white. I could not believe what I was seeing, nor my wife. Usually, it is my wife who gets on me for yelling at the television, but this upset her as much and it surprised me. My Wife calls up the Salvation Army unfortunately after hours but she did leave a message to them. It was not a complement that she left them either. I thought that this could be the work by a disgruntle worker or something. I wrote an article wanting to give the Salvation Army the benefit of the doubt. The next day I learned of their booklet, "Let's Talk About Racism" and that told the tale. It was not an agenda that I have against the Salvation Army. That is simply not true, so they compound a lie with their "woke" CRT infiltration taking place within their organization.
Talk about self-destruction, this was a bad move by someone in the Leadership of the Organization who made a huge mistake. They certainly were not worried about the backlash that was bound to take place.