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Some long-time donors of The Salvation Army are withdrawing support due to a woke initiative within the church and charitable organization, Newsweek reported.
A program entitled “Let’s Talk About Racism” outlines the 156-year-old Christian church’s alleged racial collusion and offers ways to fight racism by incorporating critical race theory, Newsweek said Wednesday.
Christian apologist and radio talk show host Greg Koukl recently wrote a letter to The Salvation Army informing them that he was terminating his monthly donations due to the initiative by The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission.
“There is a massive number of academics … who have raised the alarm against the aggressive indoctrination and, frankly, bullying of CRT — not to mention the racial essentialism inherent in the view, the false witness it bears against virtuous people, and the general destruction it continues to wreak on race relations in this country,” Koukl wrote on Facebook. “CRT has set us back 50 years.”
Newsweek said other Salvation Army donors were questioning The Salvation Army’s entree into woke territory with some joining Koukl in stopping financial their support.
“I have been a faithful supporter of The Salvation Army for many years. My parents were supporters when they were alive, and they passed that down to me and my siblings. It was always a joy to see the red kettles around the holidays, as well as to hear of the efforts of TSA in helping the poor and those affected by disasters,” Richard N. Nakano wrote in an email to author and Salvation Army critic Kenny Xu, Newsweek reported.
“Now I have noticed TSA has taken a turn to the far left politically, championing and virtue signaling such ‘woke’ policies as LGBTQ ‘rights’ and CRT. I am very disappointed the TSA has turned away from its Christ-centered mission, and is now embracing such un-Christian, world-centered views.”
Americans last year gave more charitable donations to the United Way Worldwide and The Salvation Army than to any other nonprofit focusing on direct aid, The Associated Press reported. The Salvation Army raised $1.8 billion in 2020, an increase of 31% from the previous year. Continue reading at Newsmax.