The statement below from The Salvation Army’s United States National Headquarters is in response to an interview from Salvation Army officer, Major Andrew Craibe who is Territorial Media Relations Director for the Southern Territory in Victoria, Australia. Major Craibe’s interview adressed a recent call to boycott The Salvation Army in Australia.



Statement in Response to Controversial Australia South Radio Interview

The Salvation Army in the United States fully and emphatically rejects the statements made by the media director of The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory regarding the LGBT community. The Salvation Army opposes any discrimination, marginalization or persecution of any person. There is no scriptural support for demeaning or mistreating anyone for any reason including his or her sexual orientation. We stand firmly upon our mission to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

We deeply apologize for the hurt that these statements have caused.


All inquiries should be directed to The Salvation Army’s USA National Headquarters: 703-684-5500



Mission Statement of The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.