The Salvation Army sucks

You want to know why you shouldn’t donate money to religious charitable organizations? Because they end up doing this kind of shit:

The Salvation Army says it refuses to distribute Harry Potter and Twilight toys collected for needy children because they’re incompatible with the charity’s Christian beliefs.

The policy has alarmed a Calgarian who volunteered to sift through a southeast warehouse full of unused, donated items and was alarmed when he was told by Salvation Army officials that the two kinds of toys are “disposed of” and not given to other charities.

“I asked if these toys went to another charitable organizations but was told no, that by passing these toys on to another agency for distribution would be supporting these toys”

Some of you might recall the intense hatred and mistrust Christians have against the concepts of wizards, vampires and werewolves. Generally speaking, serious Bible literalists contend their holy book makes special mentions about how anyone practicing witchcraft should be killed. See, they actually took this nonsense seriously, rather than just chilling out and enjoying a little fantasy. This same maniacal need to listen to revelation resulted in the systematic murder of countless women in Europe during the period we call “The Inquisition”.

They may have chilled out a bit since then, but how fucking ridiculous is it people are still concerned stuff like Harry Potter and Twilight will send their children into the arms of satanists eagerly awaiting the corruption of their young souls. It’s just more fiction, except in this case, people actually take it seriously.

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    Daniel

    The website looks great. I haven’t been able to check in as often as I would like but I’m caught up on the podcast.

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    Mandozilla

    Wow, I always saw the Sally Army as quite a placid entity, but with this and the Tim Minchin story I am becoming increasingly aware of how mentally ill they would seem if sitting in on one of there meetings regarding how we can do good.
    What has really got under my skin (slightly off topic) was when you informed us of the requirement to attend bible study if you were a skinny African who wanted a some presents which were donated by kids in non-dom schools throughout the world. Furious. I know this was not the Army but I thought it relevant.

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    Wendy

    And a merry Christmas to all.

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    Davo

    They are also homophobic assholes.
    “The Salvation Army in the U.S. has been the topic of some controversial discussions about discrimination against homosexuals in their hiring practices.” Wiki

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    BumbleBee

    This is because they are a church, not a charity. Charityfinder.org doesn’t even have any information on them because they don’t have to file financial information – they’re automatically tax free!

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    Cait

    I work at a Salvation Army thrift store. We have Harry Potter stuff all the time, my manager is a lesbian and 75% of the staff (myself included) are atheists.

    I’m not defending what this particular chain did, just saying they’re not all that terrible.

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    Goldenarms

    I dont know man, anyone who goes up against Twilight is alright in my book. Have you seen all the emo tweeners who pretend theyre vampires? It’s pathetic

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    Evan Kane

    and I hate that fucking bell.

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    caveman73

    The bell it haunts me…. What do you want!

    Ahhh Yeah I find this all kind of strange them being selective on what gifts… Toy guns.. .COOL! Harry Poter… EVIL! It will harm the children……
    Very strange indeed.

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    jay

    there’s just too much to say.i donate to thrift stores all the time.i will never shop or donate to “the army” again. and i’m calling for a worldwide ban against “the army”.no donating or supporting til they come to their senses. i don’t mean this to be a act of slander or anything negative.its ment to make them take notice that its wrong.

    if someone who donated a toy found out “the army” threw it away, i bet they would want their money back.or atleast the toy back so it can be donated to someone else.of course “the army” won’t give them to someone else,in their eyes its better to contribute to the landfill problems and to take joy away from kids who can’t even afford to eat.and we all know if they gave them to someone else would cost THEM money.

    ain’t that america.when someone finds it in their heart to help by donating,a company like “the army” finds it in their heart to throw them away.

    genius.

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    blurry

    Why is this surprising? Donate items that celebrate a figure that comes back to life after being very dead for three days and says you’ll live forever if you eat his flesh and drink his blood. Then the Salvation Army will happily find a home for it.

    So, what do they have against zombies and vampires again? Oh, I get it. Zombie Highlander: There can be only one.

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