In case you haven’t read the Salvation Army’s position statements, here’s a taste of what lies within:
Scripture forbids sexual intimacy between members of the same sex. The Salvation Army believes, therefore, that Christians whose sexual orientation is primarily or exclusively same-sex are called upon to embrace celibacy as a way of life. There is no scriptural support for same-sex unions as equal to, or as an alternative to, heterosexual marriage.
Now, supporting charities is great — in fact, I highly recommend you do so frequently throughout the year, not just during the holidays. But the Salvation Army ain’t the only nonprofit in town. There are plenty of worthy charities to choose from, each with a very special mission.
You probably have your own list of favorite causes, but if not, check out the American Foundation for Equal Rights, Fisher House, Habitat for Humanity, Lambda Legal, the National Council on Aging, Prevent Blindness America, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and countless charities dedicated to eradicating specific diseases like cancer and HIV/AIDS.
If you’re feeling ballsy, share this info with family and friends who might not know about the Salvation Army’s retro positions on LGBT rights, reproductive freedom, and other important topics. It’ll make for FAR more interesting conversation around grandma’s dinner table.