The Salvation Army is under fire after declaring homosexuality as an “unacceptable urge”. This stance has triggered an angry backlash against the charity as supporters of gay rights are calling for a boycott on donations. Leading those calls is musician Darren Hayes, formerly of band Savage Garden, who tweeted yesterday that it was “Important for gay people to know the true position of the Salvation Army when considering who to donate to. Sad”.
The Salvation Army has stood by its comments and responded by saying they “would suggest a more appropriate measure for people to use [when deciding who to donate to] is to look at how an organisation treats and deals with members of the community who are marginalised, vulnerable, experiencing disadvantage or oppression”.
This story has again raised the issue of equality, with Parliament set to debate two separate private members’ bills to legalise same-sex marriage this week.
Is The Salvation Army right in its stance on homosexuality? Will their comments influence your future decisions to donate money? Do you support same-sex marriage?
Ged thinks The Salvation Army have made a dangerous error with this stance. Do you agree with him?