New York staffers sue Salvation Army

Charge religious and sexual intolerance
Staffers of the Salvation Army in New York state have sued the government-funded organization, alleging that it has preached religious and sexual intolerance to its employees. Current and ex-employees filed suit February 24, accusing the charity of creating a hostile work atmosphere for employees who provide social services for thousands of children in the state, the Associated Press reported.

The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union said the Salvation Army required employees to identify their church affiliation, promise to preach the gospel and permit their religious leaders to reveal private information to the Salvation Army. Beside being a charitable organization, the Salvation Army is an evangelical church.

 

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