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World Vision reverses decision to hire gays
Associated Press ^ | Mar 26, 2014 5:06 PM EDT

Posted on 03/26/2014 2:25:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A prominent evangelical charity is reversing a policy change announced two days ago to hire Christians in same-sex marriages.

The humanitarian relief agency World Vision said in a letter to supporters Wednesday that the nonprofit had made a mistake by changing its policy for the U.S. The aid group’s leaders said they were broken-hearted over the pain the decision had caused. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: blowback; boycott; corporateliberalism; gaymarriage; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; samesexmarriage; worldvision

1 posted on 03/26/2014 2:25:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I give World Vision $100/yr. I emailed them yesterday saying that they had seen the last of my money.

Don’t know if I’ll ever contribute to them again.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 2:28:15 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: clee1

They’re “homosexuals” not “gays”!!


3 posted on 03/26/2014 2:29:47 PM PDT by Claytonbridge
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To: clee1

Agreed. Richard the slimebag Stearns needs to resign.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 2:29:54 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Olog-hai
The humanitarian relief agency World Vision said in a letter to supporters Wednesday that the nonprofit had made a mistake by changing its policy for the U.S.

Was the policy only going to be changed for the US with regards to same sex marriages? Or does this policy still stand in countries outside the US?

5 posted on 03/26/2014 2:30:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Claytonbridge

Why use the term invented by a liberal Austrian reporter as the “correct” term? He only did that to make people stop saying “sodomite”. (He coined “heterosexual” at the same time, to create a false equivalence.)


6 posted on 03/26/2014 2:32:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

This is MASSIVE. We exerted pressure, and they buckled! One of the rare times the left fails in this arena. FREEPER CHAMPAGNE ALL ROUND!


7 posted on 03/26/2014 2:34:39 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

Stearns stated he prayed about this for years, and one day later he changes his mind?

So he’s walking away from what God told him to do?


8 posted on 03/26/2014 2:36:34 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Olog-hai

hmm, there is usually a gotcha to these kinds of reverse decisions. Hopefully this is a full and complete reversal.

It is still disappointing that they made the original decision in the first place, buckling under from PC peer pressure. Then they buckled again under Christian backlash. It is obvious that they don’t follow biblical standards because it is just right thing to do in the first place.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 2:39:51 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Otherwise it would have been buh-bye. Thanks Olog-hai.


10 posted on 03/26/2014 2:42:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Olog-hai

Their core values can change that fast?

Says something.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 2:43:52 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Pain is inevitable. Misery is optional.)
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Shurat HaDin warns charity over alleged terror ties
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2944930/posts

‘Aussie nonprofit funding PFLP-linked Gazan group’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2861287/posts

OTOH

Terrorists execute World Vision workers
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2468654/posts


12 posted on 03/26/2014 2:43:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Olog-hai

It took years of prayer for them to come to the first decision, but only a day or two to come to the second decision. They are wishy washy and horribly untaught in scripture and not deserving of anyone’s $$. There are plenty of other charities doing good work in the world. I will give to them.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 2:52:14 PM PDT by uptowngirl
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To: Olog-hai

There are no Christians in same-sex marriages. Period.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 2:55:13 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Olog-hai

Chick-Fil-A and the Phil Robertson effect strike again. Why are we so timid regarding this?


15 posted on 03/26/2014 2:59:46 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Olog-hai

What was most distressing was not only the betrayal of God's Word, but the fact that Richard Stearns allowed this in the first place.

I know pastors and people who are friends with him. He is a Cornell and Wharton school grad. He was VP of the Franklin mint, and then CEO of Lenox. He gave up millions per year to lead World Vision, and to serve Christ as President of World Vision.

Why would he do such a thing? I have asked that question 1,000 times the last couple of days. When given a choice between the sinful world and God, you are to choose God every single time.

He deserves kudos for reversing this, but the damage, I am afraid, is done.

16 posted on 03/26/2014 2:59:56 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

What made it even worse was how he was basically spitting in the faces of everyone who believed strong about the issue by comparing it to infant vs. adult baptism disagreements.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 3:08:04 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Olog-hai

“...World Vision said in a letter to supporters Wednesday that the nonprofit had made a mistake by changing its policy for the U.S. ..”

In the U.S., eh? This implies to me they will still hire “married” homos in other countries.

If so, they can forget any support from me. Christian morals don’t change when you cross a border.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 3:09:27 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Viennacon

They were only changing it for the US, not for the entire operation. ZOOOOOT!


19 posted on 03/26/2014 3:11:02 PM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: SkyPilot

We all make errors in judgement. WEe all sin. Heck...I’ve made some doozies. The thing is that 1 John 1:9 STILL IS IN EFFECT....

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

As long as Stearns confesses, he will be forgiven.

Yes, there WILL be consequences (although sometimes the Lord in His mercy even eases those), but I hope they learned a lesson.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 3:11:19 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Olog-hai

Glad they reversed the decision...however, they need a new board. Pronto.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 3:12:05 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Olog-hai
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22 posted on 03/26/2014 3:12:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Boogieman

The US was the ONLY place they were changing the policy in the FIRST place. They still (AFAIK) do NOT allow that in other sections of the organization.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 3:12:56 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Boogieman

I think that the decision was ONLY for the USA...If I recall correctly, the foreign entities do NOT allow for this.

Feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but that is how I read the story a couple days ago.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 3:15:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: hoagy62

Yes, I think you are right. They were buckling to the sodomites in America....it was NOT going pro-sodomy everywhere else.

This was a terrible, terrible decision that will effect their organization for years, I think.

This is the reverse of the Komen decision to walk away from the infanticide lovers at Planned Parenthood....they did that, got kudos from Christians, then backed off when the baby killers threatened them....I have quit giving to Komen....and I was donating.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 3:18:06 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: clee1

Yup, they’d never get another dime from me if they participate in this destruction of our moral values. In fact, no more donations from us for at least 2 years. A year per day of their idiocy.

Buh bye, world vision.... Hello Salvation Army.


26 posted on 03/26/2014 3:19:48 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Olog-hai

somehow this seems nefarious.


27 posted on 03/26/2014 3:31:58 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SoFloFreeper

what are they selling to these homosexuals?


28 posted on 03/26/2014 3:32:26 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: hoagy62
We all make errors in judgement. WEe all sin. Heck...I’ve made some doozies. The thing is that 1 John 1:9 STILL IS IN EFFECT...

You are so, soooo correct. I was just telling another Freeper in a PM about what a sinner and sometimes hypocrite I have been in my life. Thank God for His mercy, because I don't deserve His grace. We should pray for Richard, and I will.

Blessings.

29 posted on 03/26/2014 3:36:05 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: clee1
"Don’t know if I’ll ever contribute to them again."

There are many worthy Christian organizations that don't compromise their Biblical beliefs - reward one of them by giving them your check instead of Worldly Vision.
Once you drink from the cup, you cannot undrink from it.

30 posted on 03/26/2014 3:39:43 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Olog-hai

What a bunch of morons. How did this seem like a good idea to them?


31 posted on 03/26/2014 3:43:30 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: uptowngirl

“It took years of prayer for them to come to the first decision, but only a day or two to come to the second decision. “

Yeah, I’d love to hear an explanation of that.

“God led us to this decision and obviously God was wrong”.


32 posted on 03/26/2014 3:45:04 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: hoagy62

Ah, well that makes a bit more sense. Thanks for the clarification.


33 posted on 03/26/2014 3:57:39 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Olog-hai
"We are brokenhearted over the pain and confusion we have caused many of our friends, who saw this decision as a reversal of our strong commitment to Biblical authority. We ask that you understand that this was never the board's intent."

What the HECK kind of apology is THAT!!! "We're sorry if you think we hurt you."

34 posted on 03/26/2014 4:01:36 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yeah, Komen support here has dropped off substantially. One of their big supporters in the Walk here were Catholic church parishes, and all their teams no longer participate.


35 posted on 03/26/2014 4:25:19 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: SoFloFreeper; hoagy62

I think the continued qualification for US government funding was the reason for the US angle.


36 posted on 03/26/2014 4:30:44 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Olog-hai

Too late WV. You’ve already shown your hand.


37 posted on 03/26/2014 5:10:38 PM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: Viennacon

kirsten powers is calling franklin graham a liar, slanderer, and bully on twitter.


38 posted on 03/26/2014 5:41:31 PM PDT by yongin
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To: SoFloFreeper

the gaystop on twitter vow boycott on world vision for caving in to bullies. i have one thing to say to them. ‘you didn t build that!’ world vision was founded, and supported by evangelicals.


39 posted on 03/26/2014 5:48:22 PM PDT by yongin
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To: neodad

Exactly. If only the silent majority would be a little less silent about this.

Almost every time someone speaks the truth about homosexuality, I read about their apology a few days later.

For God’s sake, speak the truth and stand by it!


40 posted on 03/27/2014 4:48:13 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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