Several weeks ago we, as concerned Christians, met at a local church with some of the striking workers from the Salvation Army Booth Centre on George Street in Ottawa's Byward Market. The staff members spoke first and at length about the people they serve, some with serious mental health problems and those trying to conquer alcoholism or addictions, many of whom are homeless. It was clear to us that these workers, whether as a front-line counsellors or as support staff in the kitchen, must have both skill and dedication to do what they do. These workers have both.
In Canada, only HEALTHY mostly Caucasian, pregnant girls and women, were targeted and systematically rounded up by government social workers and falsely imprisoned in warehouses for pregnant young women. These warehouses were referred to as "maternity homes." Non - Caucasian pregnant girls and women were left alone because their babies were not in demand by infertiles.
Salvos apologise to sex workers over ads
Posted Fri May 22, 2009 9:42am AEST
Updated Fri May 22, 2009 10:27am AEST
Salvation Army advert featuring the story of a prositute. Sex workers were offended by the ad and demanded an apology. (newspaper)
THE Salvation Army has apologised over an advertisement published in newspapers today which has outraged sex workers.
As the Army band trumpeted, sex workers with placards and red umbrellas stormed the launch of its Red Shield Appeal in Sydney.
The Australian sex workers association, the Scarlet Alliance, was protesting over the Salvos' ad in newspapers which drew attention to its rehabilitation efforts.
The ad told the story of 'Rick', saying: "To get Rick out of prostitution, we had to resort to smuggling.''