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Salvation Army Rep Says “All Gays Should Die” [Audio]

Major Andrew Craibe says kill all the gays

Major Andrew Craibe of the Salvation Army was speaking to a group of gay journalists just in time for Gay Pride month when he declared that all gays should be put to death. Immediately. And without bias.

Craibe was speaking to Serena Ryan and Pete Dillon on their Salt and Pepper radio show when the following exchange occurred:

Ryan: According to the Salvation Army, [gay people] deserve death. How do you respond to that, as part of your doctrine?

Craibe: Well, that’s a part of our belief system.

Ryan: So we should die.

Craibe: You know, we have an alignment to the Scriptures, but that’s our belief.

The doctrine referred to is the Salvation Story: Salvationist Handbook of Doctrine which gathers much of its beliefs from Romans 1:18-32 and states:

For this reason God gave them up to degrading passions. Their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural, and in the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with women, were consumed with passion for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error. . .

They know God’s decree, that those who practise such things deserve to die—yet they not only do them but even applaud others who practise them.

As the Atlantic reports Craibe’s remarks are far different from his past public appearances in which he fought to help people, specifically those with social and financial disadvantages and disabled children. Heck Craibe even fought to help a Zoo and all of its animals.

Whether or not a majority of workers at the Salvation Army agree with his remarks they have been quick to distance themselves since his statement was made and Salvation Army spokesman Major Bruce Harmer released the following statement:

The Salvation Army believes in the sanctity of all human life and believes it would be inconsistent with Christian teaching to call for anyone to be put to death. We consider every person to be of infinite value, and each life a gift from God to be cherished, nurtured and preserved.

Here’s the full interview:

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16 Responses to “Salvation Army Rep Says “All Gays Should Die” [Audio]”

  1. Carrie Sue Faccone

    Well, we better get out the killing stick, because divorced people are to be stoned to death, those who practice adultry also, stoned to death, all women who are not married and not virgins, gone. There are not going to be to many people left….so if we are going to stick the letter of the law of the bible to the gay and lesbians, well, stick to everyone.

  2. Doreen Harries

    Major Craibe " He who is without sin cast the first stone". Do you feel you are so free of sin that you can say it is God's will that gays die.
    How dare you! Judgement belongs to GOD AND GOD is LOVE!

  3. Tyson Vats

    Jesus never hated gays…and Bible does not mention it. It's not just important to exercise your body, but also your heart, mind and soul…in a positive direction and manner!
    Jesus Christ in today's world would be the most un-christian christian, because he was not how we are today- Christians or Buddhists. He never judged, he was never against any gender orientation. Something in the Bible, I like a lot – Luke 6:37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven".

  4. Tyson Vats

    Violence can only breed violence. For the cause of gay equality- if we reciprocate by being discriminative towards the straight world, or using violence as a means to reciprocate, we are no different from those who discriminate us. The idea is to have a fair, equal, inclusive, tolerant and non-violent society- civilisation is all about being civilised and not the other way.

  5. James Scorzelli

    LoL this story is as old as his soulpatch is….basically telling me to die isnt offensive. we all die eventually so give it time, gay or straight, we all will get there one grave at a time. Even him.