Greg Toole is an undergraduate studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a scribe for the Illini Secular Student Alliance, he has had the opportunity to marry his love for writing with an enthusiasm for secular activism.
As the War on Christmas rages on, you've likely begun to hear an annoying ringing of bells in public. The "soldiers" this season are outside of grocery stores and standing on street corners as a part of the Salvation Army's winter campaign. If that persistent tinkling has given you thoughts about donating, though, you should give it a second thought. The Salvation Army is hardly as harmless as it appears, and shouldn't be welcome in secular society.