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Scratch the Salvation Army off your charity lists, everyone

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:34 pm
by Librarian
Such shameful waste followed by promoting violence.
Sally Ann bans Harry Potter and Twilight toys

CALGARY — The Salvation Army says it refuses to distribute Harry Potter and Twilight toys collected for needy children because they're incompatible with the charity's Christian beliefs.

The policy has alarmed a Calgarian who volunteered to sift through a southeast warehouse full of unused, donated items and was alarmed when he was told by Salvation Army officials that the two kinds of toys are "disposed of" and not given to other charities.

"I asked if these toys went to another charitable organizations but was told no, that by passing these toys on to another agency for distribution would be supporting these toys," said the man, who wouldn't give his name due to his occupation.

The man called himself an admirer of the Salvation Army and was impressed by the massive quantity of toys collected in city malls, schools and police stations through the Toy Mountain campaign.

But he questioned why the charity would be sifting out Harry Potter and Twilight toys, which involve sorcery and vampire themes, respectively.

"I was told to withhold a six-inch Harry Potter figure, but when I picked up a plastic M-16, I was told, 'That's for the 10-year-olds,'" he said.
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Re: Scratch the Salvation Army off your charity lists, every

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:08 pm
by Kitsune
This sort of thing depresses me. Really? Are we still so fricken worried about Harry Potter and The Vatican Chamber of Secrets?

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Re: Scratch the Salvation Army off your charity lists, every

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:01 pm
by Librarian
Small minds... :-({|=

Re: Scratch the Salvation Army off your charity lists, every

Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:07 pm
by white_harmony
How sad. I used to do some volunteer work through one of their stores here in Australia while I was between jobs. The people there were absolutey fantastic. I never saw anything like that when I was there, so I can really really hope that this is an isolated thing, and doesn't spread world wide. Everyone here has such a relaxed attitude normally, so I guess I'm just crossing my fingers lol.