In mid-November, some goofball at the Salvation Army thought it would be a great idea to jump on the left-wing ‘woke’ bandwagon and essentially call all white Americans racists.
“The Salvation Army wants its white donors to give it more than just money this Christmas season. Its leadership is also demanding they apologize for being racist,” Central Nova News reported Nov. 23, adding:
It’s part of a push by the Christian charitable organization to embrace the ideas of Black Lives Matter, an activist group working to, among other things, “dismantle white privilege” and “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.”
The Salvation Army’s Alexandria-based leadership has created an “International Social Justice Commission” which has developed and released a “resource” to educate its white donors, volunteers and employees called Let’s Talk about Racism. It asserts Christianity is institutionally racist, calling for white Christians to repent and offer “a sincere apology” to blacks for being “antagonistic.. to black people or the culture, values and interests of the black community.”
“Many have come to believe that we live in a post-racial society, but racism is very real for our brothers and sisters who are refused jobs and housing, denied basic rights and brutalized and oppressed simply because of the color of their skin,” one lesson said. “There is an urgent need for Christians to evaluate racist attitudes and practices in light of our faith, and to live faithfully in today’s world.”
In a Study Guide on Racism, the Salvation Army authors adopted the BLM BS that all whites are racist, even if they don’t think so (meaning whites can never successfully defend themselves from the allegation — now imagine if a white organization made such a blanket claim about all black people…).
“The subtle nature of racism is such that people who are not consciously racist easily function with the privileges, empowerment and benefits of the dominant ethnicity, thus unintentionally perpetuating injustice,” the ‘guide’ says.
“Sunday school curriculum that only uses white photography and imagery” is an example given that perpetuates injustice, says the guide.
“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,” the lesson continued.
In light of this highly insulting and, yes, incredibly racist offering, the Salvation Army has suddenly found itself with a dearth of donations and toys this year.
Seems like white donors don’t really take kindly to being called racists, especially by people who don’t know them personally and have no idea what they’re talking about.
“The Salvation Army is facing a shortage of toys and donations ahead of the holiday season, and urge communities to find a way to help,” Fox13 reported on Monday. “The nonprofit reports it gets 75% of total annual donations during November and December, and they are once again in need of support.”
“There are many reasons why both financial and toy donations are down this year, not the least of which is likely pandemic fatigue and concerns about employment and the future,” said Colonel Cindy Foley of the NW Salvation Army Division.
“We are actually trying to provide food, shelter, toys and clothing to double the number of families we served last Christmas, and in the midst of the growing need we are seeing fewer people donating at our virtual and physical kettles.”
“The situation is dire, and we are asking our generous supporters in the region to donate to the virtual Northwest Red Kettle as well as make donations at every physical kettle in whatever way you can,” she said, adding that the organization added that it is also running short of bell-ringers.
Maybe a better strategy to boost donations ahead of next year’s season would be to not insult about 76 percent of the population.