Some wonder if the Salvation Army has invented a new sin – being born white, as this Christmas it wants white people to repent of being born the wrong colour.
As Central Nova News explains:
It’s part of a push by the Christian charitable organization to embrace the ideas of Black Lives Matter, an activist group working to, among other things, “dismantle white privilege” and “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.” […]
In an accompanying “Study Guide on Racism,” Salvation Army authors explain that all whites are racist, even if they don’t realize it.
“The subtle nature of racism is such that people who are not consciously racist easily function with the privileges, empowerment and benefits of the dominant ethnicity, thus unintentionally perpetuating injustice,” it says.
“Sunday school curriculum that only uses white photography and imagery” is an example given that perpetuates injustice.
“We must stop denying the existence of individual and systemic/ institutional racism. They exist, and are still at work to keep White Americans in power,” the lesson says.“
According to the Bible, we are all sinners. Being born white is no more a sin than being born black.
Can whites be racists? Absolutely.
But because of our common sin nature, so can people of colour.
The Salvation Army has since released a response. You can read it here:
In the interview below, Prue MacSween provides some insight into what probably happened at the Salvation Army’s US branch:
“What really annoys me is that they probably had some infiltrator from this woke movement. It just takes one person to come in, make people feel uncomfortable and guilty, and they are bullied into accepting this nonsense. And the sad thing is that most people who donate will just be turned away from the Salvers, and they do such wonderful work in the community.“