The Salvation Army in Canada fully and emphatically rejects the statements made by the media director of The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory regarding the LGBT community. The Salvation Army opposes any discrimination, marginalization or persecution of any person. There is no scriptural support for demeaning or mistreating anyone for any reason including his or her sexual orientation. Anyone who comes to The Salvation Army will receive assistance based solely on their need and our capacity to provide help. The Salvation Army in Australia has also rejected the opinions stated and provided additional information which you can view here. We deeply apologize for the hurt that these statements have caused.
It doesn’t make up for the damage or prevent lower level Salvationists from being awful, but it exists.
This is fucked up beyond belief and is going on in Kingston, a community about 3 hours east of Peterborough in southern Onterrible. Fuck this place!
We are a small but dedicated group of Kingston residents devoted to removing the scourge of homosexuality in our city. We know you and have been following you for the past several weeks and we wish for you to leave this city, before it is too late, for you. This will be the first of many reminders, each escalating to higher and higher levels of harassment and derailment. Since we have nothing personal against you, only against your sexuality, we suggest you move to more conductive climes like Vancouver, or preferably San Francisco. Our base, head office in Deep South, has been energized by the recent US Supreme Court decisions legalizing same sex marriage. We feel that unless homosexuals reconvert to heterosexuality that life under this planet, under the umbrella of our Lord Jesus Christ, will become unbearable. Having observed you, we feel that you are committed lesbians unlikely to convert, hence this (first and only) gentle attempt to make you move. If you do not, and take this letter to police, as we expect, we will know about this, since we have contacts in Kingston Police. Our efforts to relocate you will escalate. We wish to avoid this scenario. We are primarily non-violent, but use violence surgically to persuade people. We hope you understand without us painting to lurid a picture. In the last several years we have relocated a few people like you from the Kingston area, through a set of incentives and effective persuasion. Please join their ranks ASAP. We will watch and wait, and then strike, at home and office, as need arises. These are not empty threats. MOVE, or else! Thank you for your attention. We await effective action on your part, ASAP> You are not going to be safe at home, office or anywhere else if you ignore this message! However if you take this seriously, and make attempts to move, someone from our organization will contact you to make your relocation easier financially. If, additionally, you persuade another couple like yourselves to move, we will provide them financial assistance and yourselves a bonus for your help. We are a committed bunch and come hell of high water, we will move you out. Best under congenial circumstances, don’t you think? In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, our saviour.”
Heading home to Kingston this weekend… Now I really don’t want to. I hope someone catches these people.
Signal boost please
This is a passage from Jodi Picoult’s book “Lone Wolf” which my mother is reading. She said this passage stood out to her. I love my mom :)
Couldn’t help it.
If you’re so inclined, you can make your own White Feminist meme here.
YES YES YES
If she were queer would this be made? Aren’t women, regardless of their race, still oppressed? I completely understand where this is coming from, and there is totally a “holier than thou” attitude that comes from people who consider themselves progressive and open when actually they’re kind of a pretentious naive dick (and I am very aware that Ms. Dunham [and myself] have experienced white privilege, which completely wipes out the realizations about our world, that require educating yourself on…did that make sense?)
I do find it frustrating when some white people speak about racism as if they’ve experienced it themselves. They hate it so much they put on the grandest martyr mask, sort of ala Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side (“Oh how nice of that righteous white woman to help that poor black man who can’t help himself”).
And I know it’s just a meme, but. When meme’s are counter productive to everyone working together and maybe educating someone who is a bit misguided (I mean, I don’t how you’d reach Lena Dunham, but alas). Write a post about it. Talk about why you find it problematic.
Dialogue is the greatest tool we have, and to me ignorance is an opportunity for education.
I don’t disagree with the message or point of the meme, I just find it counterproductive and frustrating. Write about why you find Ms. Dunham problematic, and where you think she’s misguided. Work it out. Explore what implications she makes with her work and general views.
Otherwise we are just cheap taking shots at each other while not working towards the common goal of equality and erasing ignorance.
Educate those around you.
But by all means continue to post hilarious political meme’s. They make great hilarious insights. But only that. And on that note, if there’s something in this post you don’t like, tell me about it (seriously).
(Note: I’m not saying anyone who would reblog or post these meme’s hasn’t taken the time to participate in the dialogue…but I just had to put this out there).
My drag queen Ariel fantasy has been realized. Video coming later. (Taken with Instagram)
It will be up a bit late but Athena is making a special Canada Day/Pride video message. This is the tentative backdrop. (Taken with Instagram)