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THE SALVATION ARMY ISSUES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO CONTROVERSIAL AUSTRALIA SOUTH RADIO INTERVIEW

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Released 23 June 2012

The Salvation Army in the United States 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 persecutionof any person.

There is no scriptural support for demeaning or mistreating anyone for any reason including his or her sexual orientation. We stand firmly upon our mission to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
 
The Salvation Army in Australia has also rejected the opinions stated and provided additional information which you can view here: (http://salvos.org.au/about-us/media-centre/documents/ResponseJOYFMqusFINAL_000.pdf.)
 
We deeply apologize for the hurt that
these statements have caused.


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