originally uploaded by SolisRough.

Here’s an oldie, that I posted back in 2005 but it’s time to remind ourselves why some of us don’t put money in the kettles in front of the store.

The Salvation Army is a church. They are also a huge employer in most cities receive municipal tax payer support. As a tax payer supported entity they are required to adhere to laws related to equal opportunity in hiring and services. As a church they are not.

In cities, such as San Francisco, and others across the nation, they have reiterated their freedom as a religious organization and refused to hire Gay and Lesbians. You cannot be queer and work for this church.

While I’ll be the first to admit that they do many good works, there are many other organizations who also work hard to lift up others without discrimination. I encourage you to find one of these organizations and support them. Put your dollars where they help most, and hurt least.

Thank you and Merry Christmas.