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Berkeley students seek Christmas ban on Salvation Army bell ringers
CampusReform.org ^ | Dec 06, 2012 | Oliver Darcy

Posted on 12/06/2012 1:39:43 PM PST by moonshinner_09

The student government at the University of California-Berkeley (CAL) passed a resolution last month that would ban Salvation Army bell ringers and their iconic red kettles from campus this Christmas because of the Christian organization’s alleged bias against homosexuality.

UC Berkeley is "reviewing" whether or not they will prohibit the Salvation Army from operating on campus this Christmas, after students passed a resolution condemning the charity.

The resolution, cleared on November 14, accuses the charity of openly discriminating against gay individuals.

“Salvation Army church services, including charity services, are available only to people ‘who accept and abide by the Salvation Army’s doctrine and discipline,’ which excludes homosexuality,” reads the bill, SB 176.

In the resolution, the student body also demands school administrators revoke the Salvation Army’s permit, which currently allows them to collect donations on the Berkeley campus.

“Allowing the Salvation Army to collect donations on campus is a form of financial assistance that empowers the organization to spend the money it raises here in order to discriminate and advocate discrimination against queer people,” it adds.

(Excerpt) Read more at campusreform.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: bells; berkeley; calif; christmas; salvationarmy
Some of these activists have reached the point of wanting to sue everyone about anything.
1 posted on 12/06/2012 1:39:53 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

The SA will miss the $0.00 that Berkley students contribute.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 1:42:28 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: moonshinner_09

Insanity on the march.


3 posted on 12/06/2012 1:43:14 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Right to practice religion?
No.
Right to assemble?
No.
Right to speech?
No.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 1:44:56 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: moonshinner_09
bah hum bug!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Amy Grant "Breath of Heaven" LINK

5 posted on 12/06/2012 1:44:58 PM PST by GailA (those who do not keep promises to Military, won't keep them to U)
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To: moonshinner_09

Someday, these little leftist crybabies will finally get the God-free, communist utopia they want. Then, when they are standing in a bread line, wearing 5 year old shoes, and pants with patched knees, they’ll wonder why life is so horrible and wish that there was something that would give them hope of something better.

And that hope won’t be there for them. The USSR brought in communism and then tried to bury Christ, but they failed at both. These neo-bolsheviks are making sure that Christ is buried before they bring on the communism. They’re going to be a lot more miserable than their Russian fellow travellers.


6 posted on 12/06/2012 1:47:39 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: moonshinner_09

Islamic Charities also only help Muslims. Do you think they’d be banned?


7 posted on 12/06/2012 1:48:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Revolting cat!
because of the Christian organization’s alleged bias against homosexuality.

They ought to be playing with their own ding-a-lings.

8 posted on 12/06/2012 1:49:16 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: moonshinner_09

These people call themselves “tolerant”


9 posted on 12/06/2012 1:49:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: moonshinner_09

Is it time?
Someone please tell me it’s time.


10 posted on 12/06/2012 1:52:11 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: massgopguy

BTW, his assertion that SA refuses Charitable Services to those who don’t meet a Christianity purity test is a lie. The local chapter in my city delivered 70 Thanksgiving baskets to those in need in my city from a list given to them by the department of Transitional Assistance. I get a similar list for our meals at the motels. No names. No sexual orientation. Just number of people in family. Same with their clothing and food bank.


11 posted on 12/06/2012 1:54:24 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: moonshinner_09

I, on the other hand, made a resolution to put some cash in EVERY TIME I pass a Salvation Army bell ringer this Christmas season, and so far, have stuck to it. Sometimes it has only been a quarter, sometimes a handful of change or $1 bill. If I don’t have anything to give on the way into a store, I make sure to come out with something to put in the pail.


12 posted on 12/06/2012 1:56:05 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: moonshinner_09
“Salvation Army church services, including charity services, are available only to people ‘who accept and abide by the Salvation Army’s doctrine and discipline,’

Smart move by the SA. I find nothing wrong with charities who won't give money to people who hate the things they stand for.

13 posted on 12/06/2012 1:56:26 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: moonshinner_09

Thanks CAL, I just doubled my donation to SAL for this year.... plus all the $$$ I put in the kettle... what a bunch of putz’s the students are


14 posted on 12/06/2012 1:56:53 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Vaquero

Yes, Yes it is time to perform a Liberal Democrat approved late term abortion on all of the insane haters on the left.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 1:57:06 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: Bryanw92

just said this.

All conservatives now move out of the liberal hell holes, , uch places like MA, CA, VT, CT, NY,IL and move to states which need us like FL, VA, NC, NM, CO,

Lets make those states solid conservative and to hell with those socialist states.

The left have been moving like that to our states for decades and are trying very hard to make FL, VA, NC, AZ, CO solid socialist, to hell with them .
Let them have their socialist utopia up north and the west coast


16 posted on 12/06/2012 1:57:37 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: moonshinner_09

Ban all muslim organizations from campus. They discriminate against my culture of eating bacon.


17 posted on 12/06/2012 1:57:39 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: moonshinner_09

Hello? Is that the open minded and tolerant left again banning something? A charity of all things?


18 posted on 12/06/2012 1:59:32 PM PST by relictele
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To: moonshinner_09
I think the berzerkers have a little First Amendment problem here. Or should have.
19 posted on 12/06/2012 1:59:41 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: moonshinner_09

Well, clearly the stugent government at Bezerkly has nothing else more important on its calendar.

So, it should probably be dissolved.


20 posted on 12/06/2012 2:07:15 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Bryanw92

They’re too brainwashed and stupid, they would never be able to figure out the reasons why.


21 posted on 12/06/2012 2:12:48 PM PST by Catholic Canadian
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To: DustyMoment

Cowardly is the word that springs to mind.


22 posted on 12/06/2012 2:32:36 PM PST by relictele
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To: DustyMoment

Cowardly is the word that springs to mind.


23 posted on 12/06/2012 2:32:36 PM PST by relictele
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To: Mastador1

Yes late term abortion on left wing haters. That’s the ticket.

But it has to be time otherwise you get lumped in with loonies.

How about the so called Red States. Once they secede, I’ll know its time.

“A couple of nasty looking switches, but I’m not going to be the first” I-gore.


24 posted on 12/06/2012 2:32:56 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: HarleyD

Except that the students are mistaken, they have confused SA employment standards with SA charitable activities.


25 posted on 12/06/2012 2:47:18 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: moonshinner_09
When you prefer perverted Sodomites over Charity workers to the point of persecuting the rightious, you truly belong in Sodom.


26 posted on 12/06/2012 2:49:04 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: NEMDF

Yes! I put cash in EVERY Salvation Army kettle I pass, especially after the faggies began pushing in phony fivers with a protest message on the back.


27 posted on 12/06/2012 2:51:05 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: moonshinner_09

Funny that, when I was there last April they were hosting Louis Farrakhan......sigh.....


28 posted on 12/06/2012 3:30:42 PM PST by weeweed (Proud Costco University graduate)
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To: moonshinner_09
“Salvation Army church services, including charity services, are available only to people ‘who accept and abide by the Salvation Army’s doctrine and discipline,’ which excludes homosexuality,” reads the bill, SB 176.

This charge is a lie.

29 posted on 12/06/2012 4:08:02 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: NEMDF

Our family well, every time we pass one ALL the change we have on our person goes in the bucket, always has always will.
The SA, helped us so much when my mother was sick, they stepped up and did what needed to be done, I will always be grateful.


30 posted on 12/06/2012 4:12:02 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Because I remember when I dropped off all those bags and bought a few books, everyone asked me, You’re not gay, right? Before they accepted anything.


31 posted on 12/06/2012 4:38:57 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: moonshinner_09

It is actually helpful when these Christophobes do such things, IMO, as it makes people on our side give even more to the cause that is being picked on.


32 posted on 12/06/2012 4:41:14 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: moonshinner_09

The underlying unsaid theme of these Berkley students is they hate Christians.


33 posted on 12/06/2012 5:54:58 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: moonshinner_09

If there are any sane people left in the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia, please leave now before it falls into the sea, or the earth rises up and smites it!


34 posted on 12/06/2012 6:54:31 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: moonshinner_09

They aren’t being vigilant enough. What’s to prevent a Berkeley student from donating to a Salvation Army bellringer at a grocery store off campus, or in Oakland? Or sending a check in the mail to the Salvation Army?


35 posted on 12/06/2012 7:59:20 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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