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  •  Read: Orwell's "Down and Out In Paris and London" (3+ / 0-)
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    VeloVixen, TrueBlueMajority, 4Freedom

    or Jack London's "People of the Abyss".

    Joe Hill's songs mentioned the Starvation Army a few times in his

    The Salvation Army has a long sordid history of

    Or you could stay a few nights at one of their "Shelters" ...

    I did.  It being summer at the time, I thought sleeping the Street to be preferable.

    Now .. that was "a lifetime ago" ... maybe the SAs have improved themselves.  Maybe.  It could happen.

    Like with the rest of the Evangelical Entrepreneurials ... like Rick Warren and Franklin Graham.

    Do you have any evidence that this has happened ?

    •  Firings, lawsuits, and secret deals (3+ / 0-)
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      TrueBlueMajority, 4Freedom, TexDem

      July 25, 2012: Danielle Morantezwas fired from her job as a case worker for the SA in Burlington, Vermont because she came out that she is bisexual.

      Feb. 2004 - NYCLU sued the SA  for religious discrimination against employees in its government-funded social services in New York City and on Long Island.

      SA sought a 'secret deal' with Bush Admin for federal regulation to protect the right of taxpayer-funded religious organizations to discriminate against homosexuals.

      Know what you believe, why you believe it, who believes with you, and how it matters. Stand for what you believe, believe what you stand for.

      by VeloVixen on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 07:34:42 AM PST

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