Say good-bye to the Salvation Army of America

A tiny, but hugely startling, legal advertisement caught my eye in the New York Times last week.

The ad was an announcement that Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman had named the Salvation Army of America in an action seeking dissolution of the organization to resolve an identity crisis.

My shock underscores the reason for the dissolution: Established in 1885, the Salvation Army of America is not known to have functioned since 1899. Continue reading