The Salvation Army responds to comments made to Australian Radio


The Salvation Army in the UK and Republic of Ireland emphatically rejects the statements made by the media director of The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory regarding the LGBT community. We oppose any discrimination or persecution of any person. There is no scriptural support for demeaning or mistreating anyone for any reason including his or her sexual orientation.

Anyone who comes to The Salvation Army will receive assistance based solely on their need and our capacity to provide help. As part of the universal Christian church we care for all people without discrimination and our worship services are open to everyone.

We offer unconditional practical support in our community work and we ask only what is your need, not what is your faith or background.

We work with people who are vulnerable and marginalised across the world and offer very practical help, unconditional assistance and support regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual choices.

We respect and value the diversity of our staff and the people we support and treat them each as unique individuals. As well as having a right to be dealt with professionally, people can expect from us encouragement and a respect for their individual beliefs, ambitions and preferences.