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Offline Petertherock

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    http://www.catholicvote.org/the-salvation-army-is-ringing-bells-for-abortion-this-christmas/

    THE SALVATION ARMY IS RINGING BELLS FOR ABORTION THIS CHRISTMAS

    BY STEVE SKOJEC
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    It’s a sight and sound so commonplace, Advent almost wouldn’t seem the same without it. In so many of the stores we visit to do our Christmas shopping, we see the ever-present volunteers ringing bells soliciting donations for one of America’s best known charitable organizations: The Salvation Army. Many of us give what we can, moved by the spirit of the season to increase our charitable works.

    But there’s a catch. The Catholic Sistas blog reported last year that The Salvation Army’s position on abortion is not compatible with Catholic belief:

    On its surface the Mission Statement of the Salvation Army, as it pertains to abortion, appears sound.

    “The Salvation Army believes all people are created in the image of God and therefore have unique and intrinsic value…The Salvation Army accepts the moment of fertilization as the start of human life…The Salvation Army believes that life is a gift from God and we are answerable to God for the taking of life.”

    And yet, one must delve no deeper than the next paragraph to find a most disturbing addition.

    “The Salvation Army recognizes tragic and perplexing circumstances that require difficult decisions regarding a pregnancy… The Salvation Army believes that termination can occur only when carrying the pregnancy further seriously threatens the life of the mother; or reliable diagnostic procedures have identified a foetal abnormality considered incompatible with survival for more than a very brief post natal period.

    In addition, rape and incest are brutal acts of dominance violating women physically and emotionally. This situation represents a special case for the consideration of termination as the violation may be compounded by the continuation of the pregnancy.”

    In a 2007 interview with Der Bund, General Shaw Clifton even contrasts the SA view of abortion with that of the Catholic Church in his reply to the following question:

    Der Bund: You involve yourselves with questions such as abortion. I am assuming that The Salvation Army is against it?

    General Clifton: That’s too simple. We are not as conservative as our catholic brothers and sisters. There are situations in which abortion is the lesser evil, for instance in cases of severe deformities of the foetus, [or] rape…

    Hold on! Didn’t we just have an election where we drew the line at those very faulty exceptions? Health and life of the mother, fetal abnormalities, rape and incest were certainly sticking points for many of us as we struggled with being faithful citizens. So shouldn’t our charitable giving elicit equivalent care? After all, here’s an issue of which we have total control. No one is voting to force you to give against your will – the object of your charity is completely up to your informed discretion.

     

    The investigation also revealed a link between The Salvation Army and Planned Parenthood:

    Life Decisions International (LDI), a pro-life watchdog organization, keeps the pro-life community informed of companies and organizations that support the culture of death through direct donations to Planned Parenthood (PP) and support abortion through other means. For a fee, one can purchase their complete list of those organizations with habitual connections to PP. LDI also has an expanded “Dishonorable Mention” section detailing charitable groups that are associated with Planned Parenthood either through donations or joint programs. Salvation Army appears on that listing in addition to groups such as AARP, Lions Clubs, the American Cancer Society, Camp Fire Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, Kiwanis Clubs, the March of Dimes, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Rotary Clubs, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

    In an interview with Drew Mariani of Relevant Radio, Douglas Scott, founder of LDI also connects the “Executive Vic President of Salvation Army International with Planned Parenthood”. Further Mr. Scott says that in some locations, “Planned Parenthood offices actually share an office with the Salvation Army”. In LDI correspondence with them, the SA quickly wants to change the subject and instead highlight, “all the good we do”.

    Unsurprisingly, The Salvation Army also promotes a program of preventing “unwanted pregnancy through means such as access to reliable birth control…”

    This should give Catholics pause. It certainly got my attention. While I have no doubt that The Salvation Army is doing good works with the donations they receive, it would appear that they are also supporting grave evil as well. That’s not somewhere I want my money to go.

    Catholics have options for charitable giving to organizations which help the needy. The Little Sisters of the Poor are always a good choice, as are The Sisters of Life and Birthright.

    What are your favorite charitable organizations in line with Catholic teaching and in need of support? Please share them in the comments.

    Offline ggreg

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    The Salvation Army is ringing the bells for abortion this Christmas!
    « Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 09:59:14 AM »
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  • In other words, "we are sad about it, but we are going to kill you anyway" because more people are happier with you dead than alive and we are all about happiness and harmony.

    Never gave money to them and never will.


    Offline Capt McQuigg

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    The Salvation Army is ringing the bells for abortion this Christmas!
    « Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 12:30:19 PM »
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  • We shouldn't be contributing even a penny to the Salvation Army anyway!


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    The Salvation Army is ringing the bells for abortion this Christmas!
    « Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 01:26:50 PM »
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  • The problem is, many places make it almost a requirement that you ring the bells for a day. The fire dept I  belonged to didn't make it a requirement, but it was highly encouraged, and you were looked down upon if you didn't.


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    The Salvation Army is ringing the bells for abortion this Christmas!
    « Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 01:49:15 PM »
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  • Don't forget, Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services and etc are supporting, contributing to abortion, homosexuality and etc.


    Offline Frances

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    The Salvation Army is ringing the bells for abortion this Christmas!
    « Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 02:23:00 PM »
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  •  :confused1:
    The Salvation Army is not just a secular charity.  It is a religious denomination.  They hold regular services and have a set of doctrinal beliefs.  Why would a Catholic give money to the purveyors of false religion?  No employer or organisation, ie. fire department, can oblige someone to contribute to a religion whose beliefs he does not share.  The same would be the case for employer-based contributions to March of Dimes, Lions Intnl., etc.  There may be social pressure, but so what?  There's social pressure to indulge in impurity, get drunk, take street drugs.  They're all sins.  Sometimes, a Catholic has to say, "No." I do not participate in my employer's annual "CROP Walk" because the proceeds go to support abortion, homosexual "rights," and socialists.  A few of the recipients are morally acceptable, but overall, the aim is opposed to the Reign of Christ the King.  You needn't give a detailed explanation, or any explanation at all.  Don't sign up.  If someone in rightful authority demands an explanation, however, be ready with the facts.  If that is unacceptable, then a Catholic must withdraw from the organization rather than betray the Faith.
     St. Francis Xavier threw a Crucifix into the sea, at once calming the waves.  Upon reaching the shore, the Crucifix was returned to him by a crab with a curious cross pattern on its shell.  

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    The Salvation Army is ringing the bells for abortion this Christmas!
    « Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 02:37:13 PM »
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    “Planned Parenthood offices actually share an office with the Salvation Army”


    That's a handy little arrangement which would bring customers and profits to both orgs. Tarred with the same brush, eh? Birds of a feather flock together!

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    The Salvation Army is ringing the bells for abortion this Christmas!
    « Reply #7 on: December 19, 2013, 02:46:31 PM »
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    What are your favorite charitable organizations in line with Catholic teaching and in need of support? Please share them in the comments.



    The Pregnancy Counseling Center

    http://www.pregnanthelp4u.org

    (818) 895-2500  




    You won't find a more dedicated and conscientious group of volunteers anywhere.

    Their office is across the street from an ongoing abortion mill on Sepulveda Blvd., that has been killing babies for decades.  There are local residents who gather outside on the sidewalk praying the Rosary regularly.  Most of the women coming in for appointments don't have any idea that there are alternatives to infanticide, nor do they even think of it as murder.  A number of the women the Center helps are those who suffer from emotional consequences of abortion for years later, but the abortion mill and Planned Parenthood have no such programs.  PP does not so much as acknowledge the existence of enduring repercussions of having an abortion.

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    The Salvation Army is ringing the bells for abortion this Christmas!
    « Reply #8 on: December 27, 2013, 08:10:28 PM »
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  • Also, the Salvation Army doesn't consider water baptism as essential to salvation let alone a sacrament.  Here read for yourself:

    http://web.salvationarmy.org/ind%5Cwww_ind.nsf/vw-sublinks/80256E520050A2E280256C140045D031?openDocument

    The Salvation Army acknowledges that there are many worthy ways of publicly witnessing to having been baptised into Christ's body by the Holy Spirit and expressing a desire to be his disciple.

    They substitute their own 'swearing in ceremony' into their damnation army. Clearly heretical, I won't have anything to do with them.  I'm not at all surprised that they have waffled on abortion.
    Pray the Holy Rosary every day!!


     

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