But the Salvation Army is against same-sex unions Image: Getty Get daily news updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email The Salvation Army has been slammed over a letter seeming to discriminate against same-sex couples – banning members from joining them in a marriage ceremony. It’s also allegedly shown to deny gay members the pursuit of a sexually active lifestyle. The document, which was published by Queerty , was written on February 21, by Commissioner Paul Seiler, who works in the church in America’s Midwest. The Salvation Army boasts a worldwide congregation of more than 1. Getty The letter states in its subject line: It describes the Salvation Army’s view of homosexuality as ‘a matter of profound complexity’. The church and charitable organisation boasts a worldwide congregation of more than 1. Although the organisation has published a ‘Nondiscrimination Communications’ memo on how to treat LGBT people in the public sphere – which includes eschewing discrimination based on sexual orientation – the internal Seiler letter appears to show a different position.
Below – My TV debate with Cardiff Freemason Jim Bevan – – – – Freemasonry and Witchcraft initiation rites compared “The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name, and another occupation. None is better than the three lower degrees of Free Masonry; the public is accustomed to it, expects little from it, and therefore takes little notice of it.
Next to this, the form of a learned or literary society is best suited to our purpose, and had Free Masonry not existed, this cover would have been employed; and it may be much more than a cover, it may be a powerful engine in our hands. By establishing reading societies, and subscription libraries, and taking these under our direction, and supplying them through our labours, we may turn the public mind which way we will.
The Skeleton Army was a diffuse group, particularly in Southern England, that opposed and disrupted The Salvation Army’s marches against alcohol in the late 19th century.
Persons who have sought our ministry, nurture, and healing have come with issues of substance misuse, legal problems, relational conflicts, homelessness, unemployment, and most importantly, a need for spiritual awakening and restoration. The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center ministries in the United States provide an in-residence rehabilitation program with a focus on basic necessities.
Each beneficiary program participant is provided with a clean and healthy living environment, good food, work therapy, leisure time activities, group and individual counseling, spiritual direction, and resources to assist each person to develop life skills and a personal relationship with God as provided by Jesus Christ.
A comprehensive intake interview is required from every potential program participant to insure that the individual seeking help and the program are a good match. In the event that the interview process determines that the program is not appropriate every attempt will be made to make a referral to more appropriate help. Although the core program is basically the same, Adult Rehabilitation Center programs may vary somewhat from center to center.
Each applicant must come with the recognition of a need that can be addressed within the framework of the entire Adult Rehabilitation Center program. A long term commitment of at least 6 months helps the participants make life choices and changes that, upon reentry, will enable them to maintain themselves as productive citizens of their community.
The Salvation Army Hall in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, where one of the rapes is alleged to have taken place while worshippers queued outside Image: Mark Anderson Get daily news updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email An ex- Salvation Army officer faces charges of raping two women, sexually assaulting a third and attacking a fourth in a string of horrifying sex attacks.
Two of the alleged victims became pregnant and gave birth to his children, the Daily Record reports. The four women have broken their silence to report the historic allegations against the year-old Christian officer to police after being reunited on Facebook. They say they were targeted by the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in the late s.
The Salvation Army Mission Statement. The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Part 3 What does the word “apologetics” mean? The word “apologetics” is derived from the ancient Greek word apologia, which means, an apology. Not an apology in the modern sense of the word – which is to say you’re sorry for something. But rather, an apology in the ancient sense of the word – which is to make a reasoned defense of something or someone. In ancient times, the word apology referred to the case a lawyer would make on behalf of his client.
Apologetics is about building the case for our Faith Basically, there are 3 types of apologetics: Natural apologetics builds the case for truths we can know from the “natural” light of reason. Truths that can be known without any divine intervention.
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Colleen and Jim Dobie said they were contacted by the curator of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax regarding letters his father had written during World War 2. The museum had received a box containing approximately letters written by Canadian soldiers during the war. Dobie was overseas from and passed away in Around them are numerous military artifacts and photos that his father took during his time in the military.
National Donut Day is celebrated the first Friday of June, a tradition dating to , when women Salvation Army volunteers known as “Lassies” made doughnuts for soldiers on .
The centre caters for up to 17 men and women and was launched by Midlothian Council in January as a positive alternative to bed and breakfast accommodation. Service manager Fi Grimmond says the staff endeavour to provide a safe, welcoming and empowering environment for people in the Midlothian area who are experiencing homelessness. They were interested in what the residents had to say and gave us some advice on how we can take issues forward that relate to the Scottish Parliament.
One of the residents helps maintain them. A second centre, Pentland House, will be opened in Penicuick later this summer to cater for up to 49 men and women. Simon Bain, housing services manager for Midlothian Council, said: Staff and service users have been working together to develop programmes on healthy eating, budgeting, gardening and cycling.
These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright Lancashire Police Image caption Philip Worthington, Trevor Worthington and William Tomkinson were jailed at Preston Crown Court Three men who were members of the Salvation Army – including a father and son – have been jailed for sexually abusing young girls. Trevor Worthington, 88, his son Philip Worthington, 64, and William Tomkinson, 70, were convicted of charges including indecent assault and attempted rape.
The assaults against two victims took place between and , their trial at Preston Crown Court heard. Another man, Derek Smith, 68, was handed a suspended prison sentence.
The “Rules” (Orders and Regulations) of The Salvation Army are based on Christian teaching and broadly follow the expected standards of conduct in life of main stream Christian Churches.
She is on the front lines, telling the stories of Houstonians impacted by Harvey and how The Salvation Army is helping them put their lives back together. The blazing sun in the cloudless Houston sky brought no relief to the residents cleaning out their Hurricane Harvey ravaged homes. But amidst the piles of dry wall, furniture and refrigerators along Seeker Street, a Williamson County TX Salvation Army mobile kitchen stood out like a beacon. Mike and his wife Sandy were at the helm of the behemoth, serving platters of chicken, carrots and rolls to hungry hurricane survivors.
The truck is a veteran of disaster response deployments dating back to Hurricane Katrina in They all have the same needs. Try to do as best we can. As retirees, they like to spend their spare time helping people in need. The Marshalls have gone all over Texas and as far as Baton Rouge to provide first responders and disaster survivors with food, comfort and a listening ear.
In the meantime, the Williamson County canteen continues to crank out meals in Houston. If the truck could talk, you can only imagine the stories of the people and the places, but the only tell-tale sign of its significance is that list of historic deployments on its back doors. Soon there will be a new name to add and that alone will be enough: