Salvation Army at war with itself

By Drew Zahn© 2011 WND

After WND reported that the Salvation Army's International Social Justice Commission published a position paper accepting abortion in the cases of rape, incest or fatal deformity of the child, many members of the group scrambled to re-examine their denomination's position.

The re-examination, in turn, revealed the American branch of the Salvation Army in sharp disagreement with their international brethren.

"That statement is not the Salvation Army USA's position on abortion," said Jeff Stanger, development director of the Salvation Army, Indiana Division.

Stanger said the commission's website is connected with the Army's international headquarters and directed WND to the Salvation Army USA's position statement instead, which, indeed, makes no exceptions in asserting the sanctity of life.

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