Reasons not to donate to Salvation Army this holiday season:
They don’t pay their female pastors. (Their wages get added to their husbands’ paychecks.)
They turn away gay people from homeless services and other programs.
They fire people for having mental illnesses.
EDIT: I am gathering from comments on reblogs that these points vary drastically from area to area. The fact remains that many of their branches do these things. Also: Please do continue donating what you would have given, but give it to your local programs instead. Your local food bank can stretch a single dollar much further than most people imagine!
The entire front facade of the international headquarters for the Salvation Army collapses in one piece the day after the German night raid of London on May 10, 1941. The photo was taken by the police after the area had been deemed “reasonably safe.”