Leftist Freaks: UC Berkeley Might Ban Salvation Army Bell Ringers for Holidays-and Forever, Claiming the Org. Is Anti-Gay
The ubiquitous Salvation Army bell ringers who collect donations for charity every Christmas might be booted from the liberal bastion of UC Berkeley, where the student body has accused the Christian group of holding homophobic policies. Last month, the student government passed a resolution saying the bell ringers and their red kettles are persona non grata on campus, claiming the charity organization only serves people who "accept and abide by the Salvation Army's doctrine and discipline,' which excludes homosexuality," according to the resolution.
The Campus Reform blog explains that Berkeley officials are now seriously reviewing whether to grant the student government its request and ban the bell ringers this holiday season.