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San Diego Charities Encourage Generosity On 'Giving Tuesday'

I suggest to select another charity. "If those ringing bells every holiday season weren't enough to make you not want to donate, this will.
You'd think as a charitable organization The Salvation Army would be all about charity. However, that's not exactly the case.

"The Salvation Army has a history of active discrimination against gays and lesbians. While you might think you're helping the hungry and homeless by dropping a few dollars in the bright red buckets, not everyone can share in the donations," Bil Browning notes on The Bilerico Project. "The organization also has a record of actively lobbying governments worldwide for anti-gay policies — including an attempt to make consensual gay sex illegal."

If that doesn't make you feel uneasy, then how about the fact that they believe gays need to be put to death?

Major Andrew Craibe, a Salvation Army Media Relations Director, went on public radio hosted by journalist Serena Ryan, to discuss a recent call by LGBTQ parents for a boycott of the nonprofit for its anti-gay policies and beliefs.

Ryan questioned Craibe about Salvation Story: Salvationist Handbook of Doctrine, the manual used to train Salvation Army "soldiers" and members. Several chapters refer to the sin of homosexuality, including a section that cites Romans 1:18-32, which includes a admonition that homosexuals "deserved to die." Ryan: According to the Salvation Army gay parents deserve death. How do you respond to that, as part of your doctrine?

Craibe: Well, that’s a part of our belief system.

Ryan: So they should die.

Craibe: You know, we have an alignment to the Scriptures, but that's our belief. Yes, a human being, in 2013, thinks another human being should die simply because they're gay. Want to donate to a company that isn't using its money to support the anti-gay ideology"

December 4, 2013 at 6:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judge Will Not Stop Walmart Construction In Sherman Heights

Yeah. This a real victory alright. A victory for Walmart. Not for the people. Not for California, much less San Diego.

WAL-MART Drives Down Retail Wages $4.7 BILLION Every Year.
Since the completion of our film, the study has been finalized and published, and the published findings produced a different number for the annual loss in retail earnings than the preliminary figure we used in the film. The published study ultimately found that Wal-Mart actually reduced the take-home pay of retail workers by $4.7 BILLION dollars annually. Unfortunately for the retail workers this statistic concerns, Wal-Mart's effect on retail wages turns out to be worse than we had anticipated.


WAL-MART Imported $18 BILLION from CHINA in 2004

The WALTON FAMILY Made $3.2 MILLION in Political Contributions in 2004

The WALTON FAMILY received a federal tax cut of: $91,500.00 per HOUR in the 2004 tax year

More detailed info:
$86 MILLION a Year to California Taxpayers
In 2004, a study released the UC Berkeley Labor Center found that "reliance by Wal-Mart workers on public assistance programs in California comes at a cost to taxpayers of an estimated $86 million annually; this is comprised of $32 million in health related expenses and $54 million in other assistance."

April 24, 2012 at 5:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Migraines Big Headache For Science

It would have been nice if there were more discussion about the effects of certain foods on migraines and natural remedies, rather than just telling people to go to the doctor for medication.

August 1, 2011 at 1 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Sales Tax Measure Will Be Decided By SD Voters

Unfortunately since back to the ballpark days, the City has been underfunding the pension. My understanding is some employees forfeited cost of living wage increases back in the day and negotiated CONTRACTS with the City that in lieu of COL raises, they City would put more money in the pension. The City FAILED. The employees should not be penalized.

August 13, 2010 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )