Salvation Army Says Homosexuals Should be Put to Death? - Internet/Facebook Rumour
A picture of Salvation Army volunteers next to a sign saying “No Gays Allowed” is circulating Facebook attached to an article that asserts the Salvation Army is against homosexuality and includes the transcript of an interview with a Major. Andrew Craibe, an Australia-based Salvation Army officer who implied gays should be put to death.
The news articles that are circulating with the picture (both from richarddawkins.net and tvgnew.com), however, do not tell the full story and are extremely unclear and lacking on the full facts.
Firstly it should be noted that the picture of the Salvation officers next to the sign “No Gays Allowed” has been digitally altered. The sign originally read something completely different, and can be seen below.
Secondly, whilst the interview with Craibe is real, the Salvation Army distanced itself from his implications and released a statement rebuking Major Craibe’s remarks. In part the statement read –
Salvation Army members do not believe, and would never endorse, a view that homosexual activity should result in any form of physical punishment.
The full statement can be read here.
Since the image or article being circulated makes none of this particularly clear, it is recommended to spread neither.
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