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From: "Fredric L. Rice" <frice@skeptictank.org>
To: <Bfd5816@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 20:01:50 -0700
Subject: SALVATION ARMY - Traditional Christian Homophobic Bigotry?

Bfd5816@aol.com:
I hope that blessing upon blessing is poured out on the Salvation Army.

Fredric Rice:

Former Salvation Army Capt. JACK HOLCOMB, 50, pleaded guilty to having intercourse with a girl under the age of 14 while heading the chapter. During his tenure, he received a community service award for trying to house and feed refugees in the Plattsburgh, NY area. (Syracuse Herald- Journal, 3/1/89)

Screwing little children might be considered a blessing by some, I suppose.

JAMES KENNEDY, a Salvation Army pastor from LaCrosse, WI, was sentenced to 6 years in prison plus 10 years' probation for 1st degree sexual assault of a girl, 10. He was ordered to pay for counseling. She was sexually abused at his home 4 times in 1985. Supporters have rallied to his cause. The day after his sentencing, he was released on $15,000 bond posted by a relative, pending appeal. (AP/Wisconsin State Journal, 12/22/89)

And rape seems to be something of a blessing, too.

Bfd5816@aol.com:
When I see the red buck at christmas time, I will put more money in because of the stand they took turning down government money because of their convictions.

Fredric Rice:
Good for you. I, on the other hand, never give religious cults money. I tend to give money, food, and blankets directly to the people on the street who need it rather than give money to cults which waste it.

Bfd5816@aol.com:
Christians and the Salvation Army are not "against" homosexuals, they are against homosexuality. We can love the sinner, but not condone the sin.

Fredric Rice:
Ah, yes. Hate the black skin, not the nigger. Hate the "sin" of being black, not the negro. How amazing.

Your hatred and bigotry is common among extremist Christians but don't try to demand that your hatred and bigotry is held by the majority of Christians. Most Christians don't harbor your hatred and petty little bigotries.

Bfd5816@aol.com:
I pray that the Salvation Army is rewarded greatly for their stand. Thank you, brenda

Fredric Rice:
You may pray at cheese to hold political convictions and be rewarded with the same results.

Lose the hatred. Lose the religion. If you want help divesting yourself of that evil bigotry, we can help you. There is, in fact, a fairly new desensitization therapy for homophobes which might be an effective cure for people like you. I am checking into whether there are clinical studies underway and, if you're wanting help, I might be able to get you in.

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