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Salvation Army Officer's Marriage Will Cost Him His Job

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - The leader of the Salvation Army corps in
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will lose his job if he goes ahead with plans
to marry outside the organization.

Capt. Johnny Harsh is engaged to a woman who's not affiliated with the Salvation Army.

They're planning to marry in June, despite the Christian group's rule that a Salvation Army officer may only marry another officer.

Harsh became engaged after losing his wife, Capt. Yalanda Harsh,
to complications of a heart attack last June. And while he's been
aware of the marriage restriction, he thinks it's unfair.

Salvation Army Advisory Board member Helen Lord Burr says the
organization's rules are the same all over the world.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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