Change your handbook that suggests gay and lesbian people should die
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Change your handbook that suggests gay and lesbian people should die

    1. kevin hardwick
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      kevin hardwick

      Lawson, Australia

HOMOSEXUALS SHOULD BE PUT TO DEATH

According to the Salvation Army Handbook.


Andrew Craib, a senior Australian Salvation Army media relations officer has just said on radio that he acts in line with the Salvation Army Handbook which talks of the 'evils' of homosexuality. When challenged on his adherence to the handbook’s ancient scripture passages, Craib’s response was: "Well, that's part of our belief system".
Craib went on to say homosexuality is a "choice" and needs to be resisted, saying that it's just like the choice to drink alcohol.


I am openly gay. But I don’t think you need to be gay to know that what the handbook promotes is outdated and needs immediate redress.
Here’s an excerpt from the radio interview:


RYAN (interviewer): . . . that says, according to the Salvation Army, that [they] deserve death. How do you respond to that, as part of your doctrine? 
CRAIB: Well, that’s a part of our belief system. 
RYAN (cutting in): So we should die. 
CRAIB: You know, we have an alignment to the Scriptures, but that’s our belief. 
RYAN: Wow. So we should die.
Full interview: http://www.truthwinsout.org/news/2012/06/26448/


Here's an excerpt from page 28 the handbook:
For this reason God gave them up to degrading passions. Their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural, and in the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with women, were consumed with passion for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error. . .
They know God’s decree, that those who practise such things deserve to die—yet they not only do them but even applaud others who practise them.

Please sign my petition calling on the Salvation Army to publicly condemn Craibe’s statements and stop distributing homophobic material of any kind.


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      kevin hardwick
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      Hi All, i am stil collecting for this petition to the Salvation Army about their handbook that says all gays should die. Can you please pass on to other you might think interested. cheers Kevin

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    • val k NSW, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      According to that, all our ancestors must have been homosexual, since they are all dead ie. they actually died.

      I have just aborted any future support I give the Salvo's.

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    • Allan Goodchild KATOOMBA, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      " I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility, towards all forms of tyrany, over the mind of man." (Thomas Jefferson.) We must continue the fight against all bias and bigotry.

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    • Kaye Paton WINMALEE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      July 2012.Now is not the world or societies of the Old Testament.Condoning homophobia, hatred & ignorance is inexcusable.

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    • Carol McCance LEONAY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition because I am stunned to hear about this. I thought if any of the religious groups would be gay friendly, understanding and accepting... it would have been the Salvation Army!

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    • Ann Lenehan SPRINGWOOS, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because you fall in love with the person not their bits and pieces. Homosexuality is just another way people fall in love.

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