As we head into Christmas, the Salvation Army has gone full “woke” by demanding more than money from white donors, as they also want a “sincere apology” for their racism.
Leadership in the Salvation Army has embraced the ideologies that are pushed by the Black Lives Matter movement by launching the “International Social Justice Commission,” which has since created a “resource” to educate its white donors, volunteers, and staffers that they call Let’s Talk about Racism.
This “resource” states that because Christianity is inherently racist, white Christians owe “a sincere apology” to blacks for being “antagonistic…to black people or the culture, values and interests of the black community.”
One lesson states:
“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.”
Authors with the Salvation Army explain in the accompanying resource Study Guide on Racism that all white people are racist, even if they aren’t aware of it.
“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,” this guide says, going on to add that “Sunday school curriculum that only uses white photography and imagery” is an example given that perpetuates injustice.
“We must stop denying the existence of individual and systemic/ institutional racism. They exist, and are still at work to keep White Americans in power,” the lesson continues. “These systems give privileges to white people”
At another point, Let’s Talk about Racism lectures that people must stop trying to be “color-blind,” implying that they should instead see racism everywhere like a good leftist.
“Stop trying to be ‘colorblind’. 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,” it says. “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.”
The Salvation Army should not be surprised if many “racist” white donors decide to give their money to other charities this holiday season.
This piece was written by James Samson on November 24, 2021. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.
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