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October 5th, 2005


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12:53 pm
The Salvation Army gets a large amount of money from the government.
The Salvation Army has just won a court case that says they can hire and fire people based on their religion.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4945299 (click listen to hear the broadcast)

fan fucking tastic.
This administration is now officially sponsoring religious discrimination.
Can we impeach them yet?
mood: pissed offpissed off
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(6 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:inahandbasket
Date:October 5th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Hey, I like ripping on Bush any chance I get. ;o)

Yes, true, this is only tangentially related to him, and I doubt he had any hand in it, but I also highly doubt that this would have gone through any court in a... how to put this... less religious administration.

Here's an article which directly links this to bush. I make no claims of validity of this one, it's an op-ed style piece, just pointing it out. http://www.democraticunderground.com/articles/01/07/18_outing.html


That said, let me speak to your exact points.
The greater NY Salvation Army alone receives nearly $90 million dollars per year in federal/state/city funds (link). This is not a new thing, they've been getting federal funds for a loooong time.

I'm not arguing that they don't do good work, nor am I advocating shutting them down. But internally they are divided between secular and ministry work, and they do a lot of each. Yes, by all means, keep the ministry however you want it. Just hetero-christians I assume. But if you're getting money from the government to hire people for your secular humanitarian work, it is my opinion that you CANNOT discriminate based on sexuality/race/religion/haircolor/hobbies/shoesize in your hiring of those people. Period. End of story.

Yes, they do good work.
No, that doesn't mean they get to only hire hetero christians with the government funds they're given.
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