The Salvation Army is denying a number of issues raised by Life
Decisions International, including the claim that it's linked link
to Planned Parenthood.
Life Decisions International, an organization "dedicating to
challenging the culture of death," concentrating on "exposing and
opposing the agenda of Planned Parenthood," lists The Salvation
Army under the "
Dishonorable Mention" section of its "Boycott List" of
non-profits -- largely for allowing local offices to work with
Planned Parenthood and because it has not taken a stand against
abortion in "cases of rape or fetal deformity."
But Major George Hood of The
Salvation Army asserts that LDI's perception of his
organization is misguided.
"Every effort that we've made to sit down and try and have a
dialogue, we just don't get any response," he tells OneNewsNow.
"Either phone calls, or e-mails, or letters, what have you -- no
one wants to respond face-to-face … we've never had the opportunity
to sit face to face and try to resolve some of the issues that they
accuse us of being involved in."
Hood asserts that The Salvation Army abhors abortion for any
reason and does not support it as a method of birth control. And
while LDI lists supposed connections between local Salvation Army
offices and Planned Parenthood, all of those locations deny any
connection whatsoever, including financially.
"It's discouraging to even think that an organization that's
based upon faith, which is what I believe Life Decisions
International is, and the values that they portray are very
compatible with our own values -- to be rejected and to be accused
of supporting abortion, it's discouraging. It's not the way that
organizations of faith should treat each other," The Salvation Army
Corporate supporters of Planned Parenthood are paying a price,
as Life Decisions International continues to encourage people to
boycott the firms and take their business elsewhere.