We mourn the loss, but his memory will live forever.
MUST SEE & Do this for them
Okay, tumblr, I need your help. I’ve seen things like this get thousands and thousands of notes, and I really think that this is a cause worth sharing.
This couple is an elderly couple that live in my small town in Canada’s smallest province. They both suffer from dementia and for the last 55 years, they’ve sent out Christmas cards to everyone in their neighbourhood. They’re both in a home now, and their son is doing a little project. The woman, Bev, her favourite movie is A Miracle On 34th Street, and she especially loves the part where the christmas cards come in by the hundreds. Her son is trying to get that to happen for her.
It would make this lady’s Christmas to get the hundreds of Christmas cards from all over the world. I think we owe it to this kind soul to come together and give her a Christmas miracle. If you would like to send a Christmas card, their information is;
Don and Bev Enman, C/O Summerset Manor
15 Frank Mellish Street
Summerside, P.E.I. Canada
Please reblog this and spread the word, guys. There’s also an article here x if you want to read more about them.
(Rebloggable version of this reply, per request.)
Well, here’s the deal, anon. The Salvation Army is an evangelical Christian group, and they impose those beliefs on the people that they employ and the communities they serve. Here are a few examples:
They are so opposed to LGBT rights that they have lobbied multiple times for exemptions from Federal and Local anti-discrimination laws, and threatened to withdraw their services.
They refused to provide shelter to a homeless gay couple, unless they broke up and renounced their homosexuality.
They refused to provide a transgender woman with shelter that was congruent with her gender presentation, instead insisting she house with men. She chose instead to sleep on the sidewalk and died from the cold.
Speaking of gender, there was also this charming incident where one of their hostels refused to open the door for a 17-year-old victim who had just been brutally raped (or even call the police for her) because that particular hostel had a strict “men only” policy.
Children who can’t prove their immigration status are turned away.
The organization also disposes of any Harry Potter or Twilight related donations (rather than giving them to other charities), because they claim the toys are “incompatible with the charity’s Christian beliefs”.
During the Bush Administration (thanks to ‘faith-based initiatives’) they fired about 20 long-time employees (Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Gay), simply for refusing to sign the organization’s statement of Christian belief.
So, that—in a nutshell—is what’s wrong with it.
i will never stop spreading the word about how fucking shady the salvation army is
think twice before you donate to the bell-ringers in your local mall this holiday season … i am planning on starting a dialogue with the ones that are set to station themselves outside the store i work in
also one time i volunteered with the salvation army around christmas time being an “elf” and helping parents pick out free donated toys for their kids
which was all well and good until they ESCORTED TWO MEN OUT OF THE BUILDING BECAUSE THEY “LOOKED GAY”
this was a first-hand eyewitness account and i should have left then and there, but seeing as i needed to take the bus back to school…
And this is why I starting to donate to other charities around Christmas.
No more red buckets for me.
and theres also how in Australia they have teared apart native aboriginal communities to “christianize” them and make them part of capitalist western society, up until the late 60’s they assisted with the taking of aboriginal children from their families in the stolen generation and put the children into missions where they would follow strict pattern of work and christian education
reblogging again because of that whole “but salvation army is changed!!11!!” post circulating because people need to be reminded of the terrible shit they’ve done
But it shouldn’t matter if a woman did tho!
Like, I grew up with 2 older male relatives.
And they played games all the time. Sega Genesis, N64 etc etc.
I grew up with Goldeneye and Sonic the Hedgehog and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker and all them lovely games
And I fucking LOVED EVERY SECOND.
I went from sitting on my cousin’s bed watching him play to kicking his ass in Mario Kart to now where I own a PS3, a DS and play MMOs and tabletop RPGs
Isn’t that a fucking GOOD THING?
Apparently not to the folks out here who want to keep gaming a super secret boys club with no girls allowed.
Wanna know something else?
Who got me into games?
My older sister! With Punch Out and Megaman 2! I had no idea about any of that stuff until Janice said “Hey, check this out!” and then I was hooked. It wasn’t my older brother, it was my sister.
Fucking Boy Club Mentality bullshit. >_<
This is 100% accurate. My first winter in GA, there was about half an inch of snow on the ground - not even! It was just a thin layer of frost… and everything SHUT DOWN. We were so confused. My mom drove me to school that morning only to find out that classes had been cancelled.
Meanwhile, in New York, the kids still had classes during Snowpocalypse.
I grew up in Virginia and when I was in High School, we had a blizzard that resulted in snow up to my hip. We had a 2 hour delay. We had “Snow routes” we had to figure out to get to if the bus couldn’t make it down our street.
I moved to Tennessee in 2006. They cancelled school and all local Transit because it rained hard. Not a tornado. Not a hurricane. Rain. That winter, school was closed for a week and a half because it was supposed to snow. It never snowed. Not one flake.
Dude, I’m Canadian, and I live in Northern Canada. This is NOTHING to me. Just toss on a sweater and out I go! The only times I remember them cancelling school was when it hit -40 degrees with blowing wind.
Bringing this back because relevant (especially because Judge Judy has a background in family court). Need to add Snow and Charming too, but that would just be more drama.
Judge Judy does not have time for your bullshit, Charmings.