Bil Browning

Salvation Army throws away 'sinful' toys

Filed By Bil Browning | December 11, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: bad charities, Calgary, do not donate, Harry Potter, Salvation Army, Twilight

"I asked if these toys went to another charitable organizations but was told no, that by passing these toys on to another agency for distribution would be supporting these toys. I was told to withhold a six-inch Harry Potter figure, but when I picked up a plastic M-16, I was told, 'That's for the 10-year-olds. I was shocked...war-themed toys and toys from TV shows and movies with far more violence than Harry Potter and these were considered appropriate toys?"

-- A Salvation Army volunteer in Calgary. Providing further proof of why you shouldn't donate to the Salvation Army this holiday season, the religious group is throwing away all Harry Potter or Twilight toys donated because the films "are not in line" with "Christian principles."

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They're all the same....
A bunch of arrogant assholes who seem to have an obsession with dictating the lives of others, usually through violence.

If you're Christian and don't fit this, might I suggest converting to a more fitting religion?
Like Paganism or atheism? Both are good.

*Including ALL sects of Christianity, Muslim, and Judaism

Obviously they have some hang-up about the "occult" -- but conservative Christianity has never presented a clear doctrine about what the occult is, or what is allowed and what isn't. (Even so, some priests do participate in exorcisms.)

I suspect that is because they know they don't understand it themselves -- of course, though, if someone could fully explain these things then it wouldn't be occult, would it?

Their cluelessness is demonstrated by the fact that they can't tell the harmless from the serious -- so do the common sense thing and give your Harry Potter and Twilight merchandise to some org that feels comfortable with them.

Forgive me for stating the obvious.


Your remarks are hate speech, the equivalent of anything that Fred Phelps has to say about GLBTQ people.

The fact of the matter is that, if you are living in the U.S., all of the civil rights you do have are the result of the work of people of faith, mostly Christians.

Homophobes do the same thing to GLBTQ people that you have done to Christians - judge us all by the actions of some. Your bigotry is dehumanizing and abusive.

This sounds to me as though the "Army" is making a mountain out of a mole hole. Why is common sense in such short demand with a lot of Christian organizations. Also, their sense of humor is sorely missing from many of their groups. I surely KNOW my creator designed the creativity and the humor in me. It isn't difficult to believe, is it?