Why I Don’t Support the Salvation Army

The bells are ringing everywhere you go, hurting your ears. In December the Salvation Army’s ringers stand at every store, hoping you’ll throw some money in their kettles. They’re a popular, well-regarded charity which I won’t give any money to. The reason is that I don’t support dishonest charities.

The Salvation Army is a church. I don’t object to that. I don’t object to charities run by churches. I object to churches that try to make you forget they’re churches.