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Its own organisational setup reflected this love of authority, with a military structure complete with uniforms and an army band.
In his view (and contrary to many others) the Bible was detached from social and economic change.
For him the work of a good Christian was to piously tend to the poor rather than work with them in the hope of transforming a society based on poverty for some people and profit for others.
Regardless of their attitude towards social structures the primary aim of the Salvation Army was not to provide charity, but to win souls from the devil.
The IWW campaigned in Australia and the USA for the same rights to speak in public that the Salvation Army had - but they were denied them.
There was a lot of conflict over this, and the Army's Christian morals didn't stop them physically attacking IWW speakers.(13) IWW members invented the term 'Starvation Army', and also the phrase 'pie in the sky' - making fun of their idea that you should put up with poverty now because everything will be fine in Heaven.