Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota

Serving all people, without discrimination

Deceptive social media posts, forwarded emails, blogs, and rumors have been leading people to believe that The Salvation Army does not serve members of the LGBT community.

These accusations are false. Discrimination is antithetical to The Salvation Army’s existence. We serve regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

The Salvation Army does not discriminate in its employment practices, either. Although The Salvation Army is an evangelical Christian church whose officers are ordained ministers, one does not otherwise have to be a practicing Christian to work for us. We embrace employees of many different faiths and orientations.

False accusations of discrimination are an ugly byproduct of The Salvation Army being one of the largest charities in the world. Every so often, one of our thousands of employees or millions of volunteers will say or do something that runs counter to our beliefs. When these unfortunate events occur, untruths about The Salvation Army can follow.

Learn more at our national website, which includes video testimonies from members of the LGBT community.

If you’re still not convinced, please do what we tell all of our detractors: visit any Salvation Army location, anywhere, and see for yourself. Talk to the staff there. Pick up a volunteer shift. In doing so, you will discover people of every race, gender, ethnicity, and orientation, receiving critical services from an equally diverse group of loving staff and volunteers.