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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:07 AM
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Salvation Army leader will be fired for marrying outside the "Army"
The requirement, still in place today, is that both the man and the woman be ordained ministers within the organization, Hood explained. "The rationality is that it's a joint ministry ... a team ministry. And both the husband and wife work together in all their assignments," said Hood, whose wife works alongside him in Alexandria, Va.


A Salvation Army leader is likely to be terminated after he announced his engagement to a woman who is not affiliated with the organization.

Capt. Johnny Harsh, a leader for the Oshkosh Salvation Army in Wisconisn, was suspended this week for violating a rule that requires officers to marry only from within The Salvation Army.

The suspension and expected termination did not come as a surprise to Harsh as he was aware of the rule when he joined the Christian aid agency. But he still feels it is unfair.

"I knew the rule and that this was coming and that I would be let go," said Harsh, according to The Northwestern. "But for The Salvation Army to let me go because I will marry outside of the Army, I think is wrong. I pray that people will write letters and call the Salvation Army to change this ruling. It wouldn't be for my benefit, but for future officers."

http://christianpost.com/article/20081204/salvation-arm...
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:22 AM
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1. Too Bad!
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:49 AM
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2. I was thinking Major Barbara. nt
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:38 AM
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3. Can you say "CULT"?
:rofl:
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:48 AM
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4. May sound callous, but...so what?!
It is a private organization. It can make what ever fucked up rules it wants (well, within reason). I know why it was posted (you rock, BB), but even something like this is not going to get those bigots to recognize responsible, consenting adults should be allowed to marry the one they love without penalty.

I do my best not to drop money into their pots, but sometimes I do. Despite their bigotry, I find it hard to punish those who will receive the money. I do try to donate to organizations which benefit people no matter their situation.
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