Released 23 June 2012
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The Salvation Army in the United States fully and
emphatically rejects the statements made by the media director of The
Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory regarding the LGBT
community. The Salvation Army opposes any discrimination,
marginalization or persecutionof any person.
is no scriptural support for demeaning or mistreating anyone for any
reason including his or her sexual orientation. We stand firmly upon our
mission to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Salvation Army in Australia has also rejected the opinions stated
and provided additional information which you can view here: (http://salvos.org.au/about-us/media-centre/documents/ResponseJOYFMqusFINAL_000.pdf.)
We deeply apologize for the hurt that
these statements have caused.