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Busted: Leaked Salvation Army Document Shows It's Still Homophobic

Allison Hope | Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

What's more annoying than the constant ringing of bells by Salvation Army donation-bucket volunteers during the holiday season? The organization's longstanding, outspoken homophobia, of course!

Salvation Army Concerned That Gold Tooth Donation Was Unintentional

Posted 12.19.2014 | Weird News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Salvation Army spokesman says someone has dropped a gold tooth into a holiday collection kettle. Spokesman Rick Carroll...

Rings Dropped In Salvation Army Donation Kettle Pay For $21,000 Worth Of Toys For Kids

The Associated Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Good News

BOSTON (AP) -- Not even J.R.R. Tolkien could dream up rings as precious as these. A former Salvation Army bell ringer is paying $21,000 for a diamo...

No Child Deserves to Be Left Behind

George Heymont | Posted 12.12.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new films making the festival circuit offer dark, yet refreshingly blunt insights into teens who rise above their situations in order to redefine their lives. Each offers a candid perspective on reality that would easily scare off studio executives hungry for a commercial success.

The Giant Determination of Jameel McClain

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 11.25.2014 | Sports
Jens Erik Gould

When Jameel McClain readies for the snap behind the New York Giants' defensive line, the imposing 6-foot-1-inch, 250-pound linebacker knows his task is to stop some of the most talented offensive players in the league.

Music Program Serves Philadelphia Youth

Peak Johnson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Peak Johnson

The goal of the music and arts program of the Salvation Army in Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware is to provide disadvantaged youth from their 60 corps community centers access to quality instruction.

One Congregation, One Family

Street Sense | Posted 10.09.2014 | Impact
Street Sense

The eight representatives from DC faith communities are engaged in a fierce debate over whether or not to buy an expensive pair of NIKE shoes.

The Salvation Army's White-Flag Surrender to Secularism

Dan Arel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Dan Arel

This week the Salvation Army caved, and a settlement has been reached that upholds the separation of church and state and will no longer allow the organization to hold those they serve or those they employee to any religious standards while receiving taxpayer dollars.

Salvation Army Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion

By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK, March 18 (Reuters) - The Salvation Army has settled a lawsuit brought a decade ago by now-former employe...

Big Bag Of Weed Donated To Salvation Army

AP | Posted 02.23.2014 | Weird News

SUGARCREEK, Pa. (AP) — An act of charity may end badly for one donor to a Pennsylvania Salvation Army outlet. Sugarcreek Borough police say they we...

The Spirit of the Holiday Season (and the New Year) - Giving Back

Jay Scott | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In recent weeks I've had many conversations about this very topic, the spirit of the holiday season, and I've heard many stories of those who volunteer their time during this very busy season.

Christmas Miracle: Gold Bar Found In Salvation Army Kettle

Posted 12.27.2013 | Business

The Salvation Army in Michigan City, Ind., is counting its lucky stars this holiday season after one very generous donor quietly slipped a valuable go...

Momentum And Inertia: Twin Threats To The Separation Of Church And State

Rev. Barry Lynn | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Rev. Barry Lynn

Today, we have two main problems related to separation of church and state. To borrow from physics, one relates to momentum, the other to inertia.

Jesus at the Food Bank

Jack Levison | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

Here I am, a middle-aged professor of Bible, and I'm being taught about Jesus by a couple of homeless men who are figuring out what to take from the food bank.

You Might Get Punched For Picking The Wrong Holiday Greeting

Posted 12.18.2013 | Religion

The so-called "War On Christmas" is getting out of hand, as Salvation Army bell-ringer Kristina Vindiola found out recently in Phoenix, Ariz. She wish...

#Firstcenturyproblems (Matthew 1:18-25)

Rev. Keith Anderson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Rev. Keith Anderson

With just a few days to go before Christmas, many Americans will be rushing around completing their Christmas preparations: doing their last minute shopping, finalizing travel plans, figuring out how to deal with awkward family dynamics.

Valuable Gold Coin Found In Salvation Army Kettle

AP | Posted 12.14.2013 | Impact

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Someone has again anonymously dropped a gold Krugerrand coin into a Salvation Army red kettle in a central Indiana city. Salvat...

Missing Holiday Week Ravaging Salvation Army Kettle Donations

Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact

Last year in Hawaii, the Salvation Army raised almost $1 million through its red kettle campaign. So far this year, it has only raised about $371,0...

The Salvation Army's History of Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Zinnia Jones | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Zinnia Jones

Would-be donors should consider whether "doing the most good" might mean supporting one of the many other effective and reputable charities that provide for the needy without engaging in anti-gay beliefs, policies, or political activities.

Mystery Donor Hits $500,000 In Anonymous Salvation Army Red Kettle Donations!

Posted 12.06.2013 | Impact

A Secret Santa has struck a red kettle once again, bringing his (or her!) total donations to $500,000. For the past eight years, one incredibly gen...

It's the Best and Worst of Times for a Shopping-Bag-a-Holic

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Holly Robinson

I am no hoarder. Not yet. But cloth shopping bags are luring me down that dark path. As a child, I helped my mother ferry groceries home in brown ...

Salvation Army Refers People to Ex-Gay Groups

Wayne Besen | Posted 01.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

The Salvation Army needs to retreat and get its act together. Either they are a pro-gay organization that supports equality or they believe that homosexuality is a sickness that can be cured. Even the greatest PR pros in the world won't be able to square this circle.

5 Things You Must Tell Your Grandma About the Ads on FOX News So She Doesn't Get Scammed

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

Over the course of 5 hours between October 24 and 25, I wrote down every commercial that aired on FOX News during shows hosted by Brett Baier, Gretchen Carlson, Shep Smith, Bill Hemmer and Greta Van Susteren because I wanted to know what was being advertised. Here's what I found.

How To Make A Real Difference -- Using Only Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact

The ability to give should be at our fingertips -- and we don't mean just physically reaching into our pockets. Check out these 10 Android and i0S ...

Gays, Put Your Gay Money Where Your Gay Mouths Are

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

David Bromstad, it is not we gays who need to "make strides in the right direction" toward anti-gay organizations. If we actually spend our money only on the organizations that support the LGBT community, then the bad ones will make strides in the right directions toward us.