Apparently, the Salvation Army believes that gay people deserve to be executed. They don't quite come right out and advocate that gays all be killed, but the Salvation Army does think that this is what they deserve. This came out in an interview of Major Andrew Craibe, a media relations director for the Salvation Army in Australia.
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Officially, the Salvation Army has refused to endorse Craibe's remarks about gays deserving to die. At the same time, though, they also haven't specifically repudiated them. And how can they? Craibe's remarks are simply an affirmation of the Salvation Story: Salvationist Handbook of Doctrine which is, itself, relying on Romans 1:18-32.
Serena Ryan: According to the Salvation Army, [gay people] deserve death. How do you respond to that, as part of your doctrine?
Major Andrew Craibe: Well, that's a part of our belief system.
Ryan: So we should die.
Craibe: You know, we have an alignment to the Scriptures, but that's our belief.
The doctrine they're referring to is, as Queerty's Dan Avery reports, the Salvation Story: Salvationist Handbook of Doctrine, which borrows heavily from Romans 1:18-32 and states:
For this reason God gave them up to degrading passions. Their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural, and in the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with women, were consumed with passion for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error. . .
They know God's decree, that those who practise such things deserve to die--yet they not only do them but even applaud others who practise them.
Source: The Atlantic
The Salvation Army is an abominably bigoted and discriminatory organization that goes to great lengths to appear to be kind, caring, and helpful to the general public. They would prefer that people not pay too much attention to just how reactionary and oppressive their religious doctrines are. They would prefer that people not notice that they aren't too far off from some of the worst of the Christian Right, like the Westboro Baptist Church.
That said, it has to be acknowledged that neither the Salvation Army nor any like-minded Christian organizations comes up with these ideas out of nowhere. These ideas are all based on the Bible and Christian traditions. They may not be absolutely required by the Bible and Christian tradition, but the connections are reasonable and easy to justify. Thus the source of the problems are the Bible and Christian history.