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messageSalvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by Freddy1929 20 December, 2011 17:48

Is the Salvation Army coming to Lordship Lane to sing Carols this year, or have I missed them already? Once I hear them singing Carols I know Christmas is here.
I'm an atheist, but I'm very fond of the Salvation Army, they do some incredible work for homeless people.
Also my Dad (also an atheist!) was in Submarines during the war, and he always use to say that were ever he docked during the war, the Salvation Army were always there, and he could always get a wash, cup of tea and a meal! So when ever I see them with a collecting tin, I always put a few quid in, for me Dad.
When they sing Carols, it always brings a tear to me eye!

messageRe: Salvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by Sue 20 December, 2011 18:05

Same here - I think the Sally Army do really good work.

Somebody recently mentioned on the forum that they had heard their carols this year, but not sure if it was in ED.

messageRe: Salvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by Marmora Man 20 December, 2011 19:48

I'm another supporter of the Sally Army. My grandmother was a member and used to tell tales of her "branch" regularly saving a particular drunk who would sign the pledge, get a new suit, pawn the suit and get drunk again in time to be saved again the following fortnight. She ended her days taking gin in her tea as a medicinal precaution.

I gave early this year to them in Oxford St.

messageRe: Salvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by PippaD 20 December, 2011 20:54

Just spoke to the gentleman(Alan) who runs the Nunhead Salvation Army who told me their band played carols outside dulwich library a couple of weeks ago and he doesn't know of any other plans this close to xmas.
Hope that helps and really sorry if you missed it
Happy xmas

messageRe: Salvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by dbboy 20 December, 2011 21:37

I remember a time when at Christmas they used to walk alon teh road, stand under teh street light and play carols, oh they were the days.

messageRe: Salvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by Drxyster 20 December, 2011 23:32

They used to play at the end of Therapia for about twenty minutes and a memeber of the Sally Army would knock on doors to collect, we always donated.

messageRe: Salvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by edcam 21 December, 2011 09:13

They do good work, it's true but they perpetuate homophobia, so my money goes elsewhere.

messageRe: Salvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by Sue 21 December, 2011 15:33

edcam Wrote:
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> They do good work, it's true but they perpetuate
> homophobia, so my money goes elsewhere.

xxxxxx

How do they do that, exactly?

messageRe: Salvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by maxxi 21 December, 2011 15:53

Sue Wrote:
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> edcam Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > They do good work, it's true but they
> perpetuate
> > homophobia, so my money goes elsewhere.
>
> xxxxxx
>
> How do they do that, exactly?


They are like a lot of religious groups with a strong theological pov and are against practising homosexuals - though celibate ones are tolerated. sally-ann boycott

messageRe: Salvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by edcam 21 December, 2011 16:05

Sue Wrote:
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> edcam Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > They do good work, it's true but they
> perpetuate
> > homophobia, so my money goes elsewhere.
>
> xxxxxx
>
> How do they do that, exactly?


Maxxi's link explains. Nice of them to tolerate gay people as long as they deny themselves a normal, healthy relationship.

messageRe: Salvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by Sue 21 December, 2011 16:21

That's a shame if it's true.

messageRe: Salvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by edcam 21 December, 2011 16:38

Sue Wrote:
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> That's a shame if it's true.


It's definitely true. A simple google search will show you there's been quite a lot of controversy about it recently. It would be great if an organisation like this could use their position to do some good in this area but so far they're refusing to shift their stance and are quite entrenched in their homophobia. Ironic really because there's little that is gayer than someone in uniform shaking a tambourine!

messageRe: Salvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by stacker285 26 December, 2011 15:08

Are any Christian groups not homophobic in their doctrines?! The Salvation Army is a church.

messageRe: Salvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by Coach Beth 27 December, 2011 21:18

Quakers aren't homophobic and support gay marriage.

[www.quaker.org.uk]

messageRe: Salvation Army -singing Carols
Posted by minder 28 December, 2011 00:27

Stacker I suppose you are right in that the SA is a church. They do good work with the homeless.

Trouble is on the ED forum someone will always come up with new info and edcam's money will go elsewhere!


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