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After Pressure, World Vision Reverses Policy on Hiring Gays
Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo

Posted on 03/26/2014 5:30:48 PM PDT by juliosevero


After Pressure, World Vision Reverses Policy on Hiring Gays

By Julio Severo

After a backlash from Evangelicals, World Vision, an international nonprofit ministry, has reversed its decision to allow those in same-sex marriages to be employed.

Organization board leaders said in a letter to supporters Wednesday that they had made a “mistake” by changing its policy.

“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,” the board said in the letter.

The quick reversal was result of a firestorm of heavy criticism from Christian leaders.

These leaders denounced the charity’s decision to hire applicants in same-sex marriages. World Vision’s president, Richard Stearns, had said the move was not “symbolic not of compromise but of [Christian] unity.”

But Evangelical leaders like Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, dismissed Stearn’s reasoning.

“World Vision maintains their decision is based on unifying the church — which I find offensive — as if supporting sin and sinful behavior can unite the Church,” Franklin wrote on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.

In addition, the head of Assemblies of God in the U.S., George Wood, had called for its members to shift their support to other charities. He said, “Far from promoting Christian unity, the policy change enlists World Vision on the liberal Protestant side of the same-sex marriage debate as opposed to that of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches in the U.S., not to mention Pentecostal and Evangelical churches worldwide.”

Stearns said the board of World Vision had been praying about the decision for years, and the result was to allow “married” gay Christians. But in the letter to supporters Wednesday leaders admitted they had not sought enough counsel from their Christian partners.

“As a result, we made a change to our conduct policy that was not consistent with our Statement of Faith and our commitment to the sanctity of marriage,” they said.

“While World Vision U.S. stands firmly on the biblical view of marriage, we strongly affirm that all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, are created by God and are to be loved and treated with dignity and respect,” they said.

A fifth of the World Vision funding comes from the U.S. government. But most of its funding comes from Evangelicals and while they are a majority of donors, World Vision will have a hard time accepting items from the gay agenda.

Yet, what will happen if the U.S. government, which has been an avid advocate of the homosexual imperialism, increases substantially its funding?

Then, as now, we should increase our pressure. It is exactly this pressure that made World Vision reverse its foolish decision allowing “married” gay Christians.

A little pressure could also help World Vision in Brazil, whose director, Ariovaldo Ramos, said,

“Everybody who, in everyplace, fights against poverty, for the human liberation, for justice and rights available to everybody had, in Hugo Chávez, a reference of commitment to the poor and the oppressed.”

He also said,

“The best we could say of someone is that, because he lived here, the world became better! We can say this of Hugo Chávez!”

Now the director of World Vision Brazil would be wise to imitate its U.S. sister organization and reverse his stupid praise for a Marxist strongman and his stupid support of Marxist causes.

With information from CBN.News, ChristianPost and Ariovaldo Ramos’ public statements.

Portuguese version of this article: Após pressão, Visão Mundial revoga política sobre contratação de homossexuais

Source: Julio Severo in English

Recommended Reading:

World Vision to Hire Married Gay Christians

Homosexual “Marriage” and the Last Days

US wants to combat anti-homosexuality movement worldwide


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics; Reference; Religion
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; ntsa; worldvision

1 posted on 03/26/2014 5:30:48 PM PDT by juliosevero
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To: juliosevero

Richard Stearns and his ilk should be fired immediately.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 5:34:32 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: juliosevero

they can’t be trusted anymore.

they only did it because of external pressure, not because they believe it is biblically correct.

yup. don’t trust ‘em to be able to discern right and wrong properly. especially when they explained how for years they prayed about this and all the board’members thought it was totally right to do.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 5:36:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: juliosevero

World Vision is brokenhearted over their loss of revenues.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 5:40:20 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: juliosevero

They won’t receive another dime from me. Neither will this one:http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/mayweb-only/119-52.0.html


5 posted on 03/26/2014 5:44:40 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: juliosevero

World Vision has been tilting leftward for a long time now. We stopped supporting them back in the late 80’s - it was evident even then.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 5:47:57 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: juliosevero
I suspect they just want to pull things back under the rug, so that they can proceed as planned when this little "dustup" settles.

Nothing to see here folks, move along (but keep those donations coming).

7 posted on 03/26/2014 6:05:42 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Lake Living

I agree. Their reversal of their decision was made under pressure - they are moving toward the “Christian” left for some time. I’ve cancelled my sponsorship and will not be reversing that decision.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 6:07:25 PM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Bump.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 6:08:54 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: juliosevero

Need to see them put tooth paste back in the tube.


10 posted on 03/26/2014 6:37:13 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: juliosevero

This may receive more pushback than National Right To Life did when it singlehandedly forced the 100% of the Republicans in the House to lineup and vote for the key to passing ObamaCare.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 6:43:39 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: juliosevero

The damage is done.

They revealed their true colors with their initial decision.

They can’t be trusted anymore. Not if they’re going to run by the prevailing winds of current culture.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 6:47:26 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: juliosevero
A fifth of the World Vision funding comes from the U.S. government.

There it is, just as I thought, pressure from the government and the desire to receive even more government cheese.

13 posted on 03/26/2014 6:52:19 PM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: juliosevero

Replace the entire board and then we can talk about not being on the crap list


14 posted on 03/26/2014 7:06:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: juliosevero

All confidence gone......they blew it.

Thank goodness for Franklin Graham........his integrity is unwavering.....bless him.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 7:12:49 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Lake Living
"World Vision has been tilting leftward for a long time now. We stopped supporting them back in the late 80’s - it was evident even then."

You are absolutely correct. I used to be a sponsor years ago, but I too noticed them becoming more liberal and I stopped supporting them in the 80's as well.

"...World Vision’s president, Richard Stearns, had said the move was not “symbolic not of compromise but of [Christian] unity.”

Unity with Satan is a house divided and according to Our Lord, a house divided against itself will not stand.

No one who loves the Lord should trust any decision these people make.

16 posted on 03/26/2014 7:55:11 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: latina4dubya

World Vision reverses decision, but is it too late?


17 posted on 03/26/2014 10:14:11 PM PDT by scripter
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To: juliosevero
“World Vision maintains their decision is based on unifying the church

And how exactly doe violating Scripture unify the church?

18 posted on 03/27/2014 5:40:56 AM PDT by Gamecock (Atheists: There is no God and I hate Him.)
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To: juliosevero

They will keep the policy, they just wont be so open about it now


19 posted on 03/27/2014 5:44:18 AM PDT by BRL
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To: scripter
did they really? i do not get it... obviously they reversed it because of the negative reactionsthey received from their supporters... but didn't they realize this would be the case? they had to have put a lot of thought into it... they must have realized before they made the decision, and at least before they announced their decision that supporters in general would not like it, and would even pull support... they had to have come up with a plan... and answer for it...

and yet, they reversed their decision... to me it says that their initial decision was not based on conviction... hmmmm...

20 posted on 03/27/2014 6:43:53 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: juliosevero

http://www.worldvision.org/resources.nsf/Main/annual-review-2011-resources/$FILE/ar2011-audited-financial-statement.pdf

2011 audited financial statements.

Page 3, you can see they receive a lot of “Public Cash and Food Commodity Grants”, this may well mean Federal Government Monies in part. May be what this is about. Unfortunate, that totals up to nearly $241 million dollars, unfortunately outweighing “Contributions, private cash”.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 6:58:56 AM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: juliosevero

It was World Vision I thought that use to run the Sunday shows where they would show them in some sort of destitute area of the world and the guy from Oklahoma, forget his name use to make his sales pitch which was indeed earnest in that. I think those are the shows they use to run unless that was another charity.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 7:01:01 AM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

The decision to allow open, practicing homosexuals into this ministry isn’t the problem. The problem is the underlying culture of apostasy which made that decision possible at all.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 8:24:57 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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