@Sekhmet:I think the point is to show that Gail and her crew are not irredeemable. They just had such a hard life that they focus on survival first and maybe think about the moral implications later. That is why Tabi is able to exert such an influence over them. They always were decent people who just couldn't afford the "weakness" of compassion before. With Tabi there giving them ideas and the super powers covering their butts they have more breathing room. Course their viewpoint will always be that of the downtrodden who must scrap to make ends meet. So they are more likely to be ruthless no matter what they do XD
The Salvation Army has somewhere around 4 billion dollars in real estate holdings alone and pulls in around two and a half billion dollars a year. Not only are they a church, they're a freakin' huge church. Sadly, like so many churches, they also have a abysmal track record in gay rights, sex abuse, and financial shenanigans. I've boycotted them for years and encourage others to do the same.