The Salvation Army has fallen to the woke army

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The Salvation Army — a massively popular Christian charity known for raising money through red collection boxes around the holidays — is now pushing “anti-racist” and critical race theory ideology onto donors.

This year, in addition to requesting monetary contribution towards the global mission, the organization is calling on donors to reckon with their deep-seated attitudes of racism, the National Review reports.

In a guidebook titled, “Let’s Talk About Racism,” the charity asks donors to consider the ways in which they have “consciously or unconsciously” supported prejudicial systems that inflict harm on racial minorities, adding that it “acknowledges with regret, that Salvationists have sometimes shared in the sins of racism and conformed to economic, organizational and social pressures that perpetuate racism.”

Elsewhere in the document, the charity calls on white donors to “lament, repent and apologize for biases or racist ideologies held and actions committed.”

Going forward, the Salvation Army says it hopes white donors will recognize their own contributions to racism and adopt “a posture of … anti-racism,” an ideological practice made popular by progressive author Ibram X. Kendi.

“In the absence of making anti-racist choices, we (un) consciously uphold aspects of White supremacy, White-dominant culture, and unequal institutions and society,” the document states.

Ouch. But it gets worse.

The charity reiterates its viewpoints in another document created by the Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission, called the “Study Guide on Racism.”

In that document, the Salvation Army plainly claims that racism is obvious and evident in nearly all facets of western society, and argues, “We must stop denying the existence of individual and systemic/institutional racism. They exist, and are still at work to keep White Americans in power.”

White people are in fact guilty of “unconscious bias” and “unwittingly perpetuate racial division” even when they don’t demonstrate overtly racist behavior.

“For instance, devout Christians who naively use racial epithets or a well-intentioned Sunday School curriculum that only uses white photography and imagery,” the organization writes.

In the guide, the Salvation Army makes use of a litany of woke terms to articulate their message, including “anti-racist,” “colonizer,” “domestic terrorism,” “fascism,” “institutional racism,” “microaggressions,” “systemic racism,” and “whiteness.”

Full uptake of woke-ism.

The organization’s support for progressive “anti-racist” teaching has drawn the ire from some of its conservative donors, according to Newsweek.

One of those former donors is Christian apologist and radio talk show host Greg Koukl, who reportedly called out the charity’s progressive drift in a Facebook post earlier this month.

“In my estimation, CRT is a Trojan horse taking in well-intentioned Christian enterprises that — because they care about justice and oppose oppression — naively promote the most serious threat to biblical Christianity I have seen in 50 years,” the Stand to Reason founder stated in the post.

The Daily Signal, too, slammed the organization last month for imposing “radical wokeness” among Christians.

In response to questions from Newsweek, however, a spokesperson for the Salvation Army denied that its position on addressing racism has changed.

“Our beliefs have always been rooted in scripture, and they still are. That includes our complete rejection of racism, which is in stark contrast to the biblical principle that we’re all created in the image of God. We believe that, as God loves us all, so we should all love one another,” the spokesperson said.

The old “agree with the culture” stance because that’s what “Jesus did.” More like falling away from sound doctrine to what sounds good to itching ears.

I honestly cannot recall one single thing that Jesus agreed with the culture on. He was always call out the religious leaders and the cultural understandings (“you have heard it said…” in his sermons) to root out the destructive tendencies where people thought they were honoring God but their hearts were far from Him. Same with all of the epistles from the various apostles. Always calling out what was wrong in the culture and instead how to flee from sin and honor God.

This to me is similar to the trap that many Christians who encounter the manosphere fall into. They try to assimilate what they know into some type of “Red Pill Christianity” instead of going back to the root of all things (God’s creation) and understand why some particular observations ring true from how God created human nature.

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16 Responses to The Salvation Army has fallen to the woke army

  1. Jack says:

    In my opinion, the Salvation Army was never strong on scripture.

    This may resonate with some readers.
    http://www.propheticexplorer.com/william_booth.aspx

  2. Oscar says:

    I won’t be donating to the SA anymore until they repudiate wokeness.

  3. Lastmod says:

    Another revelation only DS knows about. The SA has not had blood and fire since the turn of the 19th century, you could have asked me this………..and since I was an insider for over 12 years……I would not know one micron that DS knows about it. As usual, no one would dare ask Lastmod…he actually might have insight on something we don’t.

    Jack, that article has about 1% truth in it. For all the Army isn’t, I found most of it hilarious. Like that article that IBM was responsible for the Holocaust because Hiteler could not have done it without the early tabulating machines IBM built for Nazi German….

  4. John obviar says:

    It really happened a few years back when they embraced lgbt

  5. cameron232 says:

    Always assumed they were feminist. Many Wesleyan Holiness Christians have been for a long time.

  6. @ lastmod

    If you want to comment again, stop with the petty jabs every comment. No one here is against you or out to get you. We don’t think we are superior to you.

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  8. Lastmod says:

    “It really happened a few years back when they embraced lgbt”

    Wrong again, The Salvation Army’s statement on Marriage since 1865

    “The Salvation Army affirms that marriage is the voluntary and loving union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, this union being established by an authorised ceremony.”

    My Corps (when I was a member) was openly defaced and we had plenty of hate calls to our local family services, because of this stance. Again, assuming facts and stating opinions as facts…….okay when you all do this.

  9. Lastmod says:

    And….why would any of this matter???? When I was a member (soldier) for over 12 years, I was told:

    *You’re not a real christian since the SA doesn’t baptize
    *It’s a humanist organization, its not christianity
    *The SA doesn’t practice the lord supper….its not christianity
    *The SA isn’t christian, its a charity

    among others….so this revelation that is being posted here really doesn’t matter, since they were never christian anyway……..and “not surprising” to anyone.

    I left because no one wanted to march like they did in Victorian England. Reaching the lost, the broken….they relied mostly on other agencies to do this for them. The only defense I will give this charity (because that is what it is now for the most part, and has been for awhile) is that they do what they say, and the monies raised do have direct action, and impact.

    Other than that, well….you guys will believe what you want cause that’s what men like you do. Anyway. DS, I will thank you for letting me put up my paltry defense of this organization. I won’t post again, or expect as much.

    A lot has happened to me this past month and some decisions I have made will just put me at peace…and everyone else for that matter sooner than later 😉

  10. Lexet Blog says:

    Most people don’t realize SA is it’s own denomination. It isn’t a “charity”

  11. cameron232 says:

    Jason what do you mean by that last statement buddy? Everything cool?

  12. cameron232 says:

    Jason is everything ok with the new job? Hope that’s all going well. If not feel free to tell me about it if you want.

  13. Oscar says:

    When I was a member (soldier) for over 12 years, I was told:

    *You’re not a real christian since the SA doesn’t baptize
    *It’s a humanist organization, its not christianity
    *The SA doesn’t practice the lord supper….its not christianity
    *The SA isn’t christian, its a charity

    By whom?

    among others….so this revelation that is being posted here really doesn’t matter, since they were never christian anyway

    Says who?

  14. cameron232 says:

    I don’t know about lastmod’s experience with the salvation army but I have absolutely run into Christians who say other Christians aren’t Christians because of x, y, z… whatever.

    E.g. I have run into reformed Baptists who say Arminians aren’t Christians or are “barely Christians” if they’re in a good mood, I have run into people who say Church of Christ isn’t Christian because they teach salvation occurs at baptism, etc.

    There are people who define other Christians as being outside of Christianity based on things like views on baptism. And I’m not talking about people e.g. defining liberal Protestants who deny the basics as being outside of Christianity.

  15. Oscar says:

    @ Cameron

    So have I. That’s not the point. I’m looking for specifics, and there is good reason for that.

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