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To Do List: Contact the Salvation Army to Protest Domestic Partnership Decision

AFA Letter of Protest

In response to strong pressure from anti-gay organizations, the national office of the Salvation Army overturned the decision of its western division to offer health benefits to the domestic partners of it employees.  Theresa Whitfield, the Salvation Army’s media relations director said, “We’ve been listening to our internal and external constituencies, and we now confirm adherence to biblical principles concerning marriage and the family.”   

Please urge the Salvation Army to allow its divisions to base their policies on fairness and not anti-gay extremism.  For more information and to send an e-mail message, log on to www.hrc.org/actioncenter and click on the Salvation Army alert.  

We have prepared sample language, which you can personalize if you wish.  You can also call, write and e-mail Commissioner John Busby at the Salvation Army’s national headquarters at:  

Salvation Army National Headquarters 
605-615 Slaters Lane 
Alexandria, VA    22314 
(703) 684-5500 (phone) (703) 684-3478 (fax) john_busby@usn.salvationarmy.org (e-mail)   

By establishing domestic partner benefits, leaders in the Salvation Army’s western division stood up for fairness and family diversity.  

Col. Phillip Needham, chief secretary for the Army’s Western Corporation said, “this decision reflects our concern for the health of our employees and those closest to them, and is made on the basis of strong ethical and moral reasoning that reflects the dramatic changes in family structure in recent years.” 

Urge the national office of the Salvation Army to use “ethical and moral reasoning” in reconsidering its decision to deny employees and their families equal health benefits.

ACTION ALERT from the 
Human Rights Campaign 
919 18th Street NW 
Washington, DC 20006 
email: hrc@hrc.org 
Take Action At: http://www.hrc.org/actioncenter/  


 

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