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1700, 17 Dec 21

Wokeness Killing Salvation Army

What a shame for all of the people the Salvation Army usually helps. I wish all organizations – charities, businesses, schools, etc. – would just focus on their core mission and not take it upon themselves to change the culture. I don’t care what my coffee shop thinks about the state of racial relations in the nation. I just want a decent cup of coffee.

Salvation Army Marketing Manager Angel Fields Mitchell told CBS Minnesota that the COVID-19 pandemic was to blame for the volunteer shortages, but a recent Rasmussen poll suggests that the blowback to the group’s anti-racism guide damaged its credibility among the public and potential donors.

The poll found that the percentage of respondents who had an unfavorable view of the group increased from 11% to 41% after respondents were informed of the guide and told the charity was “training members in the belief that America is a structurally racist society.” And the percentage of respondents who reported having a favorable opinion of the Salvation Army dropped from 81% to 41% after learning of the guide.

Leaders of local Salvation Army chapters have expressed alarm within the last week over volunteer and donation shortages.

“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,” Col. Cindy Foley of the NW Salvation Army Division told Fox 13 Seattle.


1700, 17 December 2021


  1. dad29

    Haven’t yet seen nor heard an apology from them.

  2. Mar

    I used to work for the Salvation Army 2 times. First, as a bell ringer in Havre, MT and at the homeless shelter in Wausau.
    I believed in their mission of helping people but when they came out with their women’s and bizarre beliefs, well, I don’t want anything to do with them and will give my change to other charities.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    When a “Christian” organization tries to adopt a godless, pagan, woke, anti-biblical ideology in violation of commandment against false witness…there are consequences. Wokeness, is a godless, pagan religion that Christians need careful discernment around…it is a tool of the devil in most cases.

  4. Merlin

    Their pain is unfortunate, but self-inflicted. They do good work, but when you rely upon the charity of others it is never a good idea to insult your donors. Organizational suicide by wokeness is a choice and it looks like the woke are not funding that choice for them. Still a recoverable error at this point, I think.

  5. Mar

    The Salvation Army is big business.
    I worked at the homeless shelter in Wausau and they had about 15 paid employees, part and full time, plus the Army officers. In addition, they have to pay many of the bell ringers.
    I’m sure they also get government grants and contracts, but the bell ringing ties up loose ends.
    But also, to be fair, the standard line during Christmas time it is a standard thing to say is that they are short on money and bell ringers, just like most other churches.

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