Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The $alvation Army




The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 in London by "General" William Booth. He had discovered that animals were treated better in the 1860s than homeless persons, so he set up shelter-workplaces so the homeless could have the dignity of earning their keep - sounds good to me...

But today, whenever I hear a bell ring in front of a retail store during the holiday season, I barf in my mouth.

Because over time, wealth & power have eroded the original idealism of the General's army.

The Salvation Army continues to enjoy the reputation of being one of the most well-run charities. A large team of lawyers and public relation experts make sure this never changes.

But the reality is this church (yes, it's officially a place of worship and doesn't have to make their financials public) is nothing more than a slavery operation in disguise.

We're given the impression volunteers brave the outside elements and help ring those bells leading up until Christmas Eve - all for a good cause...

A behind-the-scenes expose on the world's "finest" nonprofit

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