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Article by Marsha West, originally posted at Stand Up For The Truth

World Vision, Christian Organization?

Syrian refugee children living in Jordan share their hopes and dreams with Rich Stearns, World Vision president.

The dust has settled a bit since Christian humanitarian aid organization World Vision’s March 24 announcement that it would hire gay couples who are legally married in the state in which they reside.  Since “World Vision-gate” remains a hot topic, it’s time for some introspection; likewise to do some digging to find out if WV truly is a Christian organization, as it claims.

When WV announced its decision to hire gay people, not surprisingly Bible believing Christians found the decision unsettling.  Clearly WV’s Board of Directors chose to ignore the plain teaching of Scripture regarding homosexuality.   As a result, a large number of believers, including some high-profile evangelical leaders, took to the blogosphere in protest and thousands stormed WV’s website.  Board members hadn’t counted on the huge uproar their unbiblical decision would cause.   Certainly they expected WV’s financial support to take a minor hit from unhappy sponsors.  But evidently no one anticipated just how big the hit would be.  According one source 10,000 sponsors pulled out. (More on this in a moment.)

Within 2 days the board reversed its decision.  Immediately Richard Stearns, president of World Vision issued a public apology.

Read the rest of this article (Part 1 of 2) here.