Did donations dry up? Salvation Army pulls U-turn on ‘guidance’ for whites
Just as the famous red kettles of the Salvation Army are appearing nationwide for the international charitable organization’s major fundraising effort, the organization abruptly has withdrawn a controversial “guidance” that warned white Americans racism is “systemic” and Christians would “evaluate” their racist practices.
Fox Business reported over the weekend that the guidance apparently was intended to ask “white Americans” to “stop trying to be ‘colorblind.'”
The “Let’s Talk About Racism” agenda appeared in April and was from the Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission to provide “internal dialogue” on the issue of racism among members of the Salvation Army.
“While many Salvationists have acted firmly and courageously against racism, The Salvation Army acknowledges with regret, that Salvationists have sometimes shared in the sins of racism and conformed to economic, organizational and social pressures that perpetuate racism,” the guide states.
But now it’s been pulled for further evaluation.
The organization said in a statement, “In this case, the guide ‘Let’s Talk About Racism,’ was issued as a voluntary resource, but it has since become a focus of controversy. We have done our best to provide accurate information, but unfortunately, some have chosen to ignore those efforts. At the same time, International Headquarters realized that certain aspects of the guide may need to be clarified. – READ MORE