The Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth

The Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth, commonly known as The SALT, is an evangelical Christian organization founded in 1996 by Christine O'Donnell,[3][4] a Christian public relations and marketing consultant who ran for the United States Senate, hoping to represent the State of Delaware, in 2006, 2008, and 2010.[5] O'Donnell served as president of The SALT from its founding and was still listed as its president as of July 2010.[1][2] The organization sought to promote chastity in young people before marriage, preferring to avoid the use of the term sexual abstinence.[6] The SALT was featured in the U.S. national media on many occasions during the 1990s, with O'Donnell appearing as its representative.[7]

The Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth
Founded1996
FounderChristine O'Donnell
FocusPromoting chastity among Gen X'ers
Location
MethodPublic advocacy and congressional lobbying
Key people
Christine O'Donnell, President (through July 2010)[2]

O'Donnell founded the organization in 1996 in order to sponsor a rally of young people at the Republican National Convention to support the party's anti-abortion stance.[3] By 1997 SALT had 4 chapters, two in New Jersey, one in Philadelphia and one in Washington, D.C.[3]

In September 2010, the Saviors Alliance faced a possible loss of its non-profit, tax exempt status for failing to file tax forms for the past three years (2007–2009) with the Internal Revenue Service.[8] An attorney for O'Donnell's 2010 political campaign responded that such a failure to file was a common oversight among small non-profits.[8]

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  1. ^ a b "The Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth (SALT)". Idealist.org. August 3, 2009. Archived from the original on September 18, 2010. Retrieved September 20, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Alex Pareene (September 30, 2010). "Christine O'Donnell's bad week". Salon.com. Retrieved February 3, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Young, Catherine (May 2, 1997). "Seasoned crusader shakes up Gen-Xers SALT group tries to turn on youth to moral issues". The Washington Times. Retrieved December 22, 2010.
  4. ^ Christine O'Donnell, President and Founder of the Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth (SALT), (November 25, 1997). The Washington Times. Retrieved December 22, 2010.
  5. ^ "Delaware politics: Senate primary hinges on character". The News Journal. September 11, 2010. Retrieved September 20, 2010.
  6. ^ Rachel Slajda (September 16, 2010). "Christine O'Donnell's Sexual Evolution". Talking Points Memo. Retrieved September 20, 2010.
  7. ^ Emma Mustich (September 16, 2010). "What the world has learned about Christine O'Donnell - War Room". Salon.com. Retrieved September 20, 2010.
  8. ^ a b AP staff (September 30, 2010). "O'Donnell Nonprofit Failed to File". CBS News. Associated Press. Retrieved February 3, 2011.