Skip to comments.World Vision reverses decision to hire gays
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 groups leaders said they were broken-hearted over the pain the decision had caused.
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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.
They’re “homosexuals” not “gays”!!
Agreed. Richard the slimebag Stearns needs to resign.
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?
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.)
This is MASSIVE. We exerted pressure, and they buckled! One of the rare times the left fails in this arena. FREEPER CHAMPAGNE ALL ROUND!
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?
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.
Otherwise it would have been buh-bye. Thanks Olog-hai.
Their core values can change that fast?
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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.
There are no Christians in same-sex marriages. Period.
Chick-Fil-A and the Phil Robertson effect strike again. Why are we so timid regarding this?
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.
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.
“...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.
They were only changing it for the US, not for the entire operation. ZOOOOOT!
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.
Glad they reversed the decision...however, they need a new board. Pronto.
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.
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.
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.
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.
somehow this seems nefarious.
what are they selling to these homosexuals?
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.
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.
What a bunch of morons. How did this seem like a good idea to them?
“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”.
Ah, well that makes a bit more sense. Thanks for the clarification.
What the HECK kind of apology is THAT!!! "We're sorry if you think we hurt you."
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.
I think the continued qualification for US government funding was the reason for the US angle.
Too late WV. You’ve already shown your hand.
kirsten powers is calling franklin graham a liar, slanderer, and bully on twitter.
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.
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!
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