The executive officers of the Salvation Army have led their forces into the wasteland of critical race theory, and the once-proud organization appears doomed to die there.
The charity’s “Let’s Talk About Racism” guide, released recently, has caused such a backlash that the group has pulled it back from the public eye. Still, those signature red kettles and bell ringers are likely to attract far, far fewer dollars this year, and major donors have withdrawn their support for the organization due to the group’s new racial “wokeness.”
The guide declared that white people need to apologize for the color of their skin and for unconsciously being part of a system devised to benefit them and persecute nonwhites.
In a strange non-apology given by the organization on Thanksgiving Day, the venerable Christian group admitted that its publication had become a “source of controversy,” claiming it was created to be a “voluntary resource.”
“We have done our best to provide accurate information, but unfortunately, some have chosen to ignore those efforts. At the same time, International Headquarters realized that certain aspects of the guide may need to be clarified,” the statement equivocates. “Consequently, for both reasons, the International Social Justice Commission has now withdrawn the guide for appropriate review.”
The International Social Justice Commission is an arm of the Salvation Army, and it may be one that some organization members wouldn’t mind seeing cut off. The controversial guide is “supposed to be to help us understand some perspectives in the world today … It’s not endorsed or followed by the Salvation Army here in Wisconsin, and it’s not endorsed and used in this particular unit – it’s not something we use or follow,” said Maj. David Minks, commanding officer at the Fox Cities Salvation Army, speaking to WLUK-TV in Green Bay, Wis.