The ubiquitous “red kettle.” Cheerful bell ringers, beckoning holiday shoppers to toss in a few bucks for the less fortunate among us. My how times have changed since the first red kettle was set up on an Oakland street corner in 1891 — particularly for white donors. Along with your holiday donations this year, white people, the Salvation Army beseeches you to offer a “sincere apology” to Black people.
For “systemic racism,” of course.
Needless to say, the “Christian” organization has strayed a bit from its previously chosen non-judgemental path — particularly in its embrace of Marxist-derived Critical Race Theory.
Put simply, if you’re white, you’re guilty.
In materials prepared for its 1.5 million members, @SalvArmyIHQ uses terms that echo radical “anti-racism” jargon and the teachings of critical race theory. via @kennymxu @DailySignal https://t.co/ETEJkgmay6
— CPWatson (@CPWatson2) November 25, 2021
As “luck” would have it, the Salvation Army has created an “International Social Justice Commission,” which has developed a handy-dandy “help guide” to “educate” white donors, employees, and volunteers called Let’s Talk about Racism that espouses the belief that Christianity itself is “institutionally racist,” and therefore “antagonistic to Black people, or the culture, values, and interests of the Black community.”
Many have come to believe that we live in a post-racial society, but racism is very real for our brothers and sisters who are refused jobs and housing, denied basic rights, and brutalized and oppressed simply because of the color of their skin.
There is an urgent need for Christians to evaluate racist attitudes and practices in light of our faith, and to live faithfully in today’s world.
“Simply because of the color of their skin.” Hmm. You mean like charging, trying, and convicting the entire white race of “systemic racism” simply because of the color of their skin? How convenient.
Done with Salvation Army——-> DISGUSTING: Salvation Army Wants White Donors To Offer A “Sincere Apology” For “Systemic” Racism. https://t.co/yVcFOIP9eE
— Uncommon Sense (@Uncommo17621849) November 25, 2021
But here’s the thing. As is the case with all CRT lunatics, the Salvation Army wants you to know that you don’t have to be consciously racist. Not at all. The “subtle nature of racism,” the organization believes, “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,” they continue, listing in the “learning document” a number of “challenges” that plagues “white culture.”
That white Sunday school thing?
[D]evout Christians who naively use racial epithets or a well-intentioned Sunday School curriculum that only uses white photography and imagery.
Ooh, bad. And so is “colorblindness,” according to the Salvation Army.
While this might sound helpful, it actually ignores the God-given differences we all possess, as well as the beautiful cultures of our Black and Brown brothers and sisters.
Instead of trying to be colorblind, try seeing the beauty in our differences, and welcome them into your homes churches and workplaces.
Being colorblind also ignores the discrimination our Black and Brown brothers and sisters face and does not allow us to address racism properly.
You see what they’re doing, here, right?
Stereotyping Black or brown people is racist as hell. Stereotyping white people is “woke” as hell. Quintessential liberalism. From science to human nature, selectivity rules the day.
When “it” — whatever it is, at any given moment — bolsters the left’s narrative, all good. Yet, when science, Dr. Fauci, gets in the way of draconian lockdowns, masking, or forced vaccinations, it must be ignored or dismissed out of hand.
Finally, we “must stop denying the existence of individual and systemic/ institutional racism,” admonishes the Salvation Army. “They exist, and are still at work to keep white Americans in power.”
This guy nailed it.
“If the Salvation Army wants to be woke, let them go broke.”
I’m in. Or out, as it were.
— Lessgo Brandon (@townhalltz) November 24, 2021
So, my fellow white Americans, as you celebrate the Holiday season this year, make sure to “lament, repent, and apologize for biases or racist ideologies held and actions committed.”
Salvation Army style, of course.
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