OneNewsNow reports that Peter LaBarbera, the bigot in charge of “Americans for Lies About Homosexuality” is claiming that a “gay activist” boycott of the Salvation Army is the first step on the road to criminalization of Christianity. Of course, as OneNewsNow puts it, it’s “groups supporting special rights for homosexuals” that are “urging people to boycott the campaign because the Salvation Army supposedly has a history of ‘discriminating’ against them.”And they call LaBarbera’s hate group “Americans for Truth About Homosexuality.”
According to LaBarbera, the protestors are confused about the Salvation Army, while not bothering to mention that it is an evangelical Christian organization.
“The homosexual activists are saying that The Salvation Army is anti-gay. It’s sort of strange — it’s not like The Salvation Army gives an orientation test every time it wants to help the poor; The Salvation Army just helps the poor. So I think people should go on supporting The Salvation Army. They should disregard the homosexual lobby and just give in the spirit of Christmas.”
The Salvation Army denies that it discriminates, and though it says it looks down upon same-sex relationships as something the Bible forbids, says it does not ask the needy anything about their sexual orientation before helping them. It is odd though that of all the prohibitions in Leviticus the only one the Salvation Army seems to care about is that against gays. Apparently the Salvation Army thinks eating shellfish is just fine and dandy, whatever God says. Just don’t touch another man’s penis while you wolf that forbidden food down.