posted on Nov, 10 2013 @ 12:13 AM
reply to post by olaru12
Well, in all fairness, you had said you hoped this wasn't true. In fact, it isn't true as presented, near as I've determined from the work of the
other member and how the sources pan out.
It made me feel a bit foolish for not having looked into it a little closer back then, actually.
However, it is the Holiday season, so it seems important to at least mention their statement made following the interview (which doesn't seem to have
mentioned parents in this context?).
Nonetheless, the backlash from the Salt and Pepper interview with Major Craibe prompted the Salvation Army to issue a "response to questions
raised about [the] interview" that issued an apology for the "miscommunication" and included the following answers about the Salvation Army's stance
on the subject of homosexuality:
Question: Do Salvation Army full members believe, as per the Salvationist Handbook of Doctrine, that practising homosexuals should be put to death?
Why, or why not?
Salvation Army members do not believe, and would never endorse, a view that homosexual activity should result in any form of physical punishment. The
Salvationist Handbook of Doctrine does not state that practising homosexuals should be put to death and, in fact, urges all Salvationists to act with
acceptance, love and respect to all people. The Salvation Army teaches that every person is of infinite value, and each life a gift from God to be
cherished, nurtured and preserved.
The source also quotes the transcript of the original interview, as well as a link to the audio of it for anyone to listen and check out. That's what
I find useful about Snopes. It isn't what they say as much as how they source every statement they reasonably can to the original point of origin.
Anyway, since you were hoping to find otherwise on this vs. how it first sounds..I hope this is a positive addition to the story.
10-11-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)