By Perly Viasmensky
Even though I am Catholic and oppose the changes that occur in the Catholic Church and the many Catholics going against the teachings of the Church in favor of abortions, I have always admired the Salvation Army for their charity duties, helping homeless youth, having special programs for addicted people, helping them to get out of the world of drugs and alcohol.
I have even donated when I see members of the Salvation Army in front of supermarkets during the Christmas holidays, and I happen to be White.
Several people and media outlets have criticized the organization with comments that they discriminate against homosexuals even though the Salvation Army has received and accommodated under their roof numerous gay teen runaways.
Now the Christian charity wants White donors to repent for their racism. There was never those feelings of hate or racism among us
until the era of Michele Obama, who instigated that separation between Blacks, White or any other color of race they now have invented.
I read with great interest some news from Central Nova News, which states: “The Salvation Army wants its White donors to give it more than just money this Christmas season. Its leadership is also demanding they apologize for being racist. 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.’”
The Salvation Army was founded by William Booth, an English Methodist preacher in 1880. To many parts of the world, the Salvation Army is known for being one of the largest distributors of humanitarian aid.
Now after 141 years of its foundation the Salvation Army recognizes and is of the opinion that: “Christianity is institutionally racist,
calling for White Christians to repent and offer a sincere apology to Blacks for being antagonistic to Black people or the culture, values,
and interests of the Black community.”
The Salvation Army considers that all Whites are racist, even if they don’t realize it.
Do we need to ask the Almighty God to repent for sending to this world people of different colors?
If this is the way they consider us, why take donations from White people? When the soldiers of the Salvation Army stand in front of supermarkets with their red buckets and the little bell, they don’t look at me when I deposit a bill in their bucket, and tell me, “No, I cannot accept your donation because you are White and a racist.” They take my donation regardless of whether I am White, Black, brown, or whatever.
All this racism comes from the nonsense of the Democratic people. Listen to the words of Joe Biden after the murder trial of Ahmaud
Arbery, when three White men were found guilty: “Arbery’s killing was a devastating reminder of how much more the country has to do in the fight for racial justice. While the guilty verdicts reflect our justice system doing its job, that alone is not enough. Instead, we
must recommit ourselves to building a future of unity and shared strength, where no one fears violence because of the color of their
Contrary to what he said then, Joe Biden called Kyle Rittenhouse a White supremacist domestic terrorist.
My mother taught me since my very tender years that a person is not judged by the color of their skin, but by the color of their soul.
All those people instigating racism don’t have a clear color of their soul, and they have the audacity to call themselves Christians.
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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at email@example.com
By Perly Viasmensky