"Christian charity" ? / Johnny Bowtie
As if we didn't already know that "Christian charity" was a lie, a recent ruling for the Salvation Army approves of the charity's layoffs of (presumably) qualified employees because they refused to pledge allegiance to Jesus. Furthermore, from the Salvation Army's own recruitment offers :
Ability to: plan,develop,and implement effective Teen Center programs and activities;lead music programs;serve as an example of Salvationism and demonstrate interest in the spiritual well-being of all Teen Center students;conduct all activities of the position with a view to accomplishing The Salvation Army’s fundamental purpose of proclaiming Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord;teach children Christian values as well as general education curriculum;and drive a 15-passenger van.
And from their own About pages :
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
"Christian charity" you say ? What's that ?
From Christian idiots to unaffiliated weirdoes, I've recently enjoyed the musical stylings of Johnny "Bowtie" Barstow on CD Baby. While they have only samples, I invite you to check them out as well, especially "Joy to the World", "Jingle Bells" and "The Girl from Ipanema". That should put you in the mood for Christmas !