Along with Coins This Christmas, Salvation Army Wants White Donors to Offer a ‘Sincere Apology’ for Their Racism

by Central Nova News Reports


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.

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 explains. “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 an accompanying Study Guide on Racism, Salvation Army authors explain that all whites are racist, even if they don’t realize it.

“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,” it says.

“Sunday school curriculum that only uses white photography and imagery” is an example given that perpetuates injustice.

“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 says.

“These systems give privileges to white people”

Let’s Talk about Racism pushes arguments identical to those of leading “Critical Race Theory” purveyors Robin DiAngelo and Henry Rogers (a.k.a. Ibram Kendi), whose work is recommended by Salvation Army authors.

DiAngelo and Rogers (Kendi) claim that any observable difference in relative behavior or accomplishment between racial groups is due to the inherent racism of whites, arguing against the traditional American concept of equal opportunity in favor of the Marxist-inspired goal of equality of outcome.

“Structural racism.. is the overarching system of racial bias across institutions and society. These systems give privileges to White people resulting in disadvantages to (blacks),” reads a Salvation Army lesson.

Proponents of “Critical Race Theory” don’t believe whites, Asians or Hispanics can avoid being prejudiced against blacks. They want them to demonstrate what they call “anti-racism” in favor of blacks, helping to establish lower standards for them than they do members of other racial groups, or making cash “reparation” payments to blacks as compensation for alleged previous racism.

“Stop trying to be ‘colorblind’. While this might sound helpful, it actually ignores the God-given differences we all possess, as well as the beautiful cultures of our Black and Brown brothers and sisters,” Let’s Talk about Racism explains. “Instead of trying to be colorblind, try seeing the beauty in our differences, and welcome them into your homes churches and workplaces. Being colorblind also ignores the discrimination our Black and Brown brothers and sisters face and does not allow us to address racism properly.”

Founded in 1865 in London, England, the Salvation Army is both a protestant Christian church and an international charitable organization. Its first “red kettle” was set up in Oakland, California in 1891.

National advisory board members include Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones, Chick-Fil-A Foundation President Rodney Bullard and charter school pioneer J.C. Huizenga.

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Photo “Salvation Army Bell Ringer” by Lorie Shaull. CC BY 2.0.




Reprinted with permission from Central Nova News

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21 Thoughts to “Along with Coins This Christmas, Salvation Army Wants White Donors to Offer a ‘Sincere Apology’ for Their Racism”

  1. […] the ideas of Black Lives Matter’, The American branch of The Salvation Army has announced that they will be ‘demanding white donors apologize for being […]

  2. C j leonard

    SA is no longer get a penny or anything from me again, Black ,Brown or whatever are causing more problems to them self, Breaking the law , car jacking , Burglaries . BLM has gone way too far !!!!!

  3. John B Mclean

    It’s a dam shame the salvation army has adopted this stance,,they have always had my respect as a practicing Catholic,, I rarely passed there red kettles,in fast I admired them,,no more sorry as much as it saddens me I am done, I will not stop giving but just not tovthem

  4. Dave Cross

    No more contributions from me.

  5. Kevlar Stone

    Took the day off today because I am so passed off at salvation army, wanted to spend the day contacting people about this.
    The problem is, we don’t stand together. If we stand together against this kind of divisive and racist crap, we will win.
    I was assured by an executive I spoke to at a giant supermarket chain that he would investigate this, and the red kettle communist bastards will no longer be allowed on their property begging for money after insulting customers.
    THIS IS HOW YOU GET THINGS DONE! And, if I walk past a red kettle, bell ringing asswipe this year, instead of dropping 20 dollar bill in, I will spit in the red kettle, make a scene, get a lot of publicity, and in all probability ho to jail for a few hours, with a SMILE on my face.

  6. Pamela Green

    I am deeply saddened by what the SA is doing here. I have always praised them and told others to donate their garage sale items and other things to them but I wont anymore and I will be sharing this post!

  7. Robin

    They can kiss my Lilly white ass

  8. Carmen C Licata

    You not seea dime from me. My wife volenteers every year to ring the bell in all sorts of weather.NOT THIS YEAR! I will spread the word to everyone I know

  9. Bill

    If this article wasn’t so unbelievably stupid, it would actually be funny. I stand corrected. It’s both. Another attempt to divide the country. These are your racists people. As a matter of fact, there’s not a race that doesn’t pay allegiance to its particular people. Not one. If you believe differently, you’re naive. This is not racism, but culturalism. No matter how much you hate this fact or try to change this natural tendency or loyalty, you’re merely spitting in the wind and only causing division. The fact is the elitist know there’s
    big profit and politics in racism and that’s why they won’t let it die. Salvation army is a very liberal backed organization that donates very little proceeds to actually help those in need. Dont take my word for it,, check their actual charity fact base. Donate locally not nationally. Local help centers are the most productive.

  10. Gabe H Coud

    well the SA can f right off. ill never donate a penny to them again and will try to get as many people as i can to avoid them

  11. Patty Wilheim

    This is it!!!
    I AM NOt going to give coins to the Salvation
    I am also telling all my WHITE friend and family to do the same!
    Shame on you!!

  12. KenHorse

    Until now, I’ve tossed in fives, tens and even twenties at times, whenever I’d pass by a SA red kettle

    No more

  13. Bltfx

    Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.

  14. GoFnckYourSelf

    You can kiss my ass! I have never been racist and will never tell anyone I’m sorry for being racist! You have lost my donations! I can’t believe you are one sided! Its not just white people its BLM as well! its other races as well! I will be getting my lawyer involved and will sue your asses for defamation of character! STUPID MOVE IDIOTS!

  15. 83ragtop50

    I just lost all respect for The Salvation Army. Not sure how this decision fits in with their supposed Christian doctrine.

  16. Beau

    What an asinine declaration by the Salvation Army. This white privilege B.S. is getting real old along. The Salvation Army just lost a contributor. What a bunch of idiots.

  17. Karen

    Anyone want to take an over/under on how long before they backtrack these comments? When they see their bottom line shrink to almost nothing, they’ll come off those comments REAL fast! It’s not the black folks that are throwing money in those buckets idiots!

  18. David Longfellow

    The Salvation Army will never get another dime from me because they are promoting racism.

  19. Ms Independent

    Cancel the Salvation Army…

  20. Bruce McEachern

    The Salvation Army can go f×<k themselves.
    Never again, not one dime.

  21. Ms Independent

    Total BS!