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    World Vision reverses policy that allowed hiring of gays due to religious backlas

    Try to comprehend this: a charity overturns a policy prohibiting gays to be hired in the expectation that more people would donate if they took a more tolerant stance.

    What happened instead? Almost immediately after the change was announced, the Assemblies of God (USA) urged its one million members (three million adherents) to discontinue their support for the organization.

    Christian sympathy and charity know no limits - within a tightly-defined paradigm. Stray from it at your own peril.

    Two Days Later, World Vision Reverses Policy That Allowed Hiring Of Gays : The Two-Way : NPR

    World Vision U.S. changed course on Wednesday, saying it would return to its policy of not hiring Christians in gay marriages.

    The Washington-state-based charity caused an uproar among its supporters when it announced on Monday that based on the changes many churches were making, it would allow the hiring of avowed Christians who had been legally married to someone of the same sex.

    World Vision U.S. president Richard Stearns explained the organization was not endorsing gay marriage. Instead, gay marriage would join a series of issues — like divorce, remarriage, baptism, female priests — that many Christian churches disagree on.

    "Changing the employee conduct policy to allow someone in a same-sex marriage who is a professed believer in Jesus Christ to work for us makes our policy more consistent with our practice on other divisive issues," he told Christianity Today. "It also allows us to treat all of our employees the same way: abstinence outside of marriage, and fidelity within marriage."
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    Re: World Vision reverses policy that allowed hiring of gays due to religious backlas

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    Try to comprehend this: a charity overturns a policy prohibiting gays to be hired in the expectation that more people would donate if they took a more tolerant stance.

    What happened instead? Almost immediately after the change was announced, the Assemblies of God (USA) urged its one million members (three million adherents) to discontinue their support for the organization.

    Christian sympathy and charity know no limits - within a tightly-defined paradigm. Stray from it at your own peril.

    Two Days Later, World Vision Reverses Policy That Allowed Hiring Of Gays : The Two-Way : NPR
    I have never donated to Worldvision because I have never trusted them. As a charity Worldvision always too way more money out for "administrative costs" than other charities like The Salvation Army or Catholic Charities.

    It doesn't surprise me now that they are having marketing woes. Reminds of Coca-Cola and the "New Coke" fiasco.

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    Re: World Vision reverses policy that allowed hiring of gays due to religious backlas

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    Try to comprehend this: a charity overturns a policy prohibiting gays to be hired in the expectation that more people would donate if they took a more tolerant stance.

    What happened instead? Almost immediately after the change was announced, the Assemblies of God (USA) urged its one million members (three million adherents) to discontinue their support for the organization.

    Christian sympathy and charity know no limits - within a tightly-defined paradigm. Stray from it at your own peril.

    Two Days Later, World Vision Reverses Policy That Allowed Hiring Of Gays : The Two-Way : NPR
    You expected something else from Assemblies of God? Pretty naive.
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    Re: World Vision reverses policy that allowed hiring of gays due to religious backlas

    Gotta love the power of Religion....Making baby Jesus cry every day.

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    Re: World Vision reverses policy that allowed hiring of gays due to religious backlas

    That's the way it works. People give to charities that share their beliefs. Go against those beliefs...you lose out.
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    Re: World Vision reverses policy that allowed hiring of gays due to religious backlas

    That's a tough paradigm. Do you allow homosexuals to work for you, making your outreach less effective due to millions fewer donors or do you not allow them and use the money your donors give to help more people?

    Some interesting points here. First, the government can legislate equaler treatment for homosexuals, but legislation doesn't change minds. Whether you like it or not people are who they are. Now, IF (and that is a mighty big if) supporters of homosexuals really cared about them beyond lip service, enough of them could replace the lost Assembly of God supporters and the charity could continue as before. It appears these Christians are more charitable than supporters of the gay community are. Of course many here will side step this iss u e and explain why they would not give to this particular charity anyway, but the point remains that statistically conservatives (particularly lower income conservatives) give a much larger percentage of their income to charitable pursuits than do liberals. If you are going to operate a charity it makes sense to lean right.

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    Re: World Vision reverses policy that allowed hiring of gays due to religious backlas

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    That's the way it works. People give to charities that share their beliefs. Go against those beliefs...you lose out.
    There is only one belief that should have any relevance: Helping those who are in need
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    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    That's the way it works. People give to charities that share their beliefs. Go against those beliefs...you lose out.
    Such charity from the apostles of the fraudulent Messiah.

    And lo, the Lord saith: let the children starve if the faggots are employed.
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    Re: World Vision reverses policy that allowed hiring of gays due to religious backlas

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Now, IF (and that is a mighty big if) supporters of homosexuals really cared about them beyond lip service, enough of them could replace the lost Assembly of God supporters and the charity could continue as before. It appears these Christians are more charitable than supporters of the gay community are.
    There aren't even three million out gay people in the United States; including estimate numbers of everyone who's engaged in same-sex activities scarcely raises the number to eight million.

    No, what this is is spiritual hostage-holding by the usual suspects.



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    Re: World Vision reverses policy that allowed hiring of gays due to religious backlas

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    There aren't even three million out gay people in the United States; including estimate numbers of everyone who's engaged in same-sex activities scarcely raises the number to eight million.

    No, what this is is spiritual hostage-holding by the usual suspects.

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    If that's true [that they are an insignificant portion ofthe population] then why should the charity cater to Gays?

    The Homosexual lobby probably pressured them to change their stance in the first place.
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