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ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Salvation Army, once as American as apple pie and baseball, has gone “woke” with a new guide calling on members to have “courageous conversations about racism” and asks “white Americans” to “stop trying to be ‘colorblind.’”
It is extremely unfortunate to see the @SalvationArmyUS get sucked into the disaster of Critical Race Theory & woke politics. Those cancers know no bounds. “This holiday season the Salvation Army wants a donation — and a 'sincere apology' for white racism” https://t.co/kxJ43iZvYl
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) November 26, 2021
The guide, “Let’s Talk About Racism,” created by the Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission, was released in April, and is meant to provide “internal dialogue” on the issue of racism among members of the Salvation Army.
The guide reads:
“While many Salvationists have acted firmly and courageously against racism, The Salvation Army acknowledges with regret, that Salvationists have sometimes shared in the sins of racism and conformed to economic, organizational and social pressures that perpetuate racism.”
The guidebook claims that white people are responsible for “unconscious bias,” a concept popularized by Critical Race Theory (CRT) advocate Ibram X. Kendi. Kendi argues that white people’s legacy of racism is irredeemable, and that the only remedy is to reverse discrimination as a matter of retributive justice to level the societal playing field.
According to the guide, claims all white people are racist:
“The subtle nature of racism is such that people who are not consciously racist easily function with the privileges, empowerment and benefits of the dominant ethnicity, thus unintentionally perpetuating injustice.
“For instance, devout Christians who naively use racial epithets or a well-intentioned Sunday School curriculum that only uses white photography and imagery.”
Trump was right about everything Woke
Salvation Army Embraces CRT pic.twitter.com/mTFyYm9jgr
— Jack Posobiec ✝️ (@JackPosobiec) November 24, 2021
The Salvation Army was founded in 1865, in London, by William Booth. Booth was an evangelist who wanted to offer practical help to the poor and destitute as well as preaching the Gospel to them. It was originally called the Christian Mission but changed its name to the Salvation Army in 1878.
The new guidebook goes far beyond calls for helping the poor and destitute and reflects a new mission of the once beloved organization. According to its Florida chapter, the organization’s “International Positional Statement” on racism states that racism is not simply an individual choice.
The statement claims that social structures and systems perpetuate racism in all individuals:
“The Salvation Army firmly believes that racism is contrary to God’s intention for humankind, and yet we recognize that the tendency for racism is present in all people and all societies. Racial discrimination can take many expressions, including tribalism, casteism, and ethnocentrism. Racism is not only the result of individual attitudes but can also be perpetuated by social structures and systems. Sometimes racism is overt and intentional, but often it is not.
Some long-time donors of The Salvation Army are withdrawing support due to a woke initiative within the church and charitable organization, Newsweek reported. https://t.co/WM311ylNNQ
— Newsmax (@newsmax) November 26, 2021
The statement reads:
“While many Salvationists have acted firmly and courageously against racism, The Salvation Army acknowledges with regret, that Salvationists have sometimes shared in the sins of racism and conformed to economic, organizational and social pressures that perpetuate racism.
“The Salvation Army is committed to fight against racism wherever it is experienced and will speak into societies around the world wherever we encounter it.”
The new guide calls for white donors to “lament, repent and apologize for biases or racist ideologies held and actions committed.” The guide continues:
“In the absence of making anti-racist choices, we (un) consciously uphold aspects of white supremacy, white-dominant culture, and unequal institutions and society.”
Just as the Salvation Army deploys an army of Santa’s with bells to collect funds in front of shopping centers and community stores, historically a part of the Christmas season magic, the organization’s “woke” positioning is costing the 156-year-old organization many of its conservative donors.
Stand for Reason founder and radio talk show host Greg Koukl said in a Facebook post earlier this month that the Salvation Army has fallen victim to the dangerous teachings of CRT, and that CRT is a Trojan Horse:
“In my estimation, CRT is a Trojan horse taking in well-intentioned Christian enterprises that—because they care about justice and oppose oppression—naively promote the most serious threat to biblical Christianity I have seen in 50 years.
“There is a massive number of academics—Black and white, Christian and non-Christian, atheist and theist—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. CRT has set us back 50 years.”
Salvation Army goes woke with new anti-racist message, asks white donors to apologize for their 'unconscious bias' https://t.co/UzTy0FhB8S
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) November 26, 2021
Color Us United President and author Kenny Xu published an article in The Daily Signal last month criticizing the mixing of human rights work with political advocacy:
Color Us United is an advocacy group calling for a race-blind America.
Xu said the Salvation Army is exposing its 1.7 million members to “both radical ‘anti-racism’ jargon and divisive teachings of critical race theory” dividing people into oppressors and the oppressed”:
“In some aspects, the materials are indistinguishable from the ‘anti-racist’ programs of any multinational corporation, or the expounding of critical race theory at a major university.”
Can't speak for anyone else, but I ain't apologizing for being white or being Christian. Race only matters to the racists.https://t.co/tfHDtcOOum
— JJ Pesavento (@rdrhwke) November 27, 2021
Xu called on the rank-and-file members to stand up for what they know is right:
“Despite what the church’s International Social Justice Commission says, ordinary members of the Salvation Army are committed to a colorblind perspective, and admirably so.
“Stand against the insertion of politically charged racial ideologies into The Salvation Army’s good work.
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DC Comics artist has had enough, quits ‘woke’ company: ‘I’m tired of them ruining these characters’
October 21, 2021
Law Enforcement Today recently reported on woke DC Comics’ latest foray into the social justice warrior world, changing the Superman motto from “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” to “Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow.” Talk about nauseating. Now, a former “colorist” for DC Comics has decided enough is enough.
Granted, in the grand scheme of things, a Superman comic book is the least of our problems, what with gas prices up 50% in nine months, store shelves being virtually empty and inflation exploding to near historic levels.
However the decision by DC Comics to scuttle the reference to “the American way” from the lexicon after 80 years is a microcosm of the anti-American narrative now prevalent throughout the media.
The employee of DC Comics lambasted the company in an interview on a YouTube livestream with Cyberfrog creator Ethan Van Sciver, Breitbart News tells us.
“I’m tired of this shit, I’m tired of them ruining these characters,” said Gabe Eltaeb, a former artist for DC Comics and its superhero characters, Superman in particular.
Eltaeb said DC Comics has been sliding down the woke rode for some time, however the decision to change the superhero’s motto was the last straw.
Eltaeb told Van Sciver: “I’m finishing out my contract with DC. I’m tired of this shit, I’m tired of them ruining these characters; they don’t have a right to do this.”
During the interview, he related a story where he had worked a booth for DC Comics at Comic Con and was tending to a man named Jerry Robinson, who is credited with creating Batman nemesis The Joker.
“I remember bending down to his face and telling him, thank you for creating these characters, so people like me can waltz in and get a job. It’s not about gay or anything else,” Eltaeb said.
Eltaeb then went on a rant about the latest virtue signal from DC Comics.
‘What really pissed me off was saying truth, justice and a better world. Fuck that, it was ‘Truth, Justice, and the American Way,’” he said. “My grandpa almost died in World War II; we don’t have a right destroy shit that people died for to give us. It’s a bunch of fucking nonsense.”
Eltaeb then turned his attention to the race hustlers, leftist bigots who he claims are the real racists.
“They call us bigots and racist and shit, I would ask them, find me in the fucking mainstream, not on the fringes, one fucking book, one fucking t-shirt, one movie that says that leftism is bad, and conservatism is good, find it for me, they fucking won’t, they’re not letting people have a voice, they’re the fucking bigots,” he said.
After his rant, he apologized saying, “Sorry. That’s been bottled up for five years,” he concluded.
Van Sciver, the host explained Eltaeb’s rant.
“Gabe just exploded on my livestream, he had a lot to say, a lot of feelings and a lot of thoughts that he wasn’t able to share because he was working for DC Comics,” he said.
‘Ant that’s the reality,” he added. “You cannot come out and be a conservative and criticize the company that you work for in this way. You have to be completely supportive of the corporate agenda, whatever it is.”
Continuing, Van Sciver said:
“You have to keep your negative or critical opinions to yourself, and it’s so liberating to be able to not work for DC comics and be able to say exactly what you think. And I think that’s what Gabe is doing through here.”
As mentioned in our previous piece, the cancelation of Superman’s patriotism for the United States isn’t the only changes DC Comics has made to the iconic superhero. Just a week or two back, the brand introduced Superman’s son—currently standing in for a retired Clark Kent—as a bisexual superhero with a boyfriend.
Superman has also ranted on the pages about global warming and other social justice warrior priorities.
Even comic books are no longer safe from the lunacy of the unhinged left.
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