Friday, March 28, 2014

Liberal Media Discover $Billion$ Christian Charity

One of the largest charity organizations in the world was virtually unknown to mainstream media liberals until this week when World Vision announced it would begin hiring professing homosexuals, including those in same-sex "marriages," but then within 48 hours the organization rescinded its new policy after an instantaneous drop in donations.  This flip-flop gave the liberal media another opportunity to label Bible-believing Christians as haters, bigots, judgmental, "on the wrong side of history," etc.

Studies conclusively show that Bible-believing Christians donate the most money to charity -- not liberals!

For background, read Supreme Court OKs World Vision to Hire Only Christians and also read when the Supreme Court Taught Obama about Religious Liberty in Hiring

In addition, read about another groundswell of Bible-believing Christians: Chick-fil-A

-- From "World Vision retracts decision to hire married gays" by Lornet Turnbull, Seattle Times staff reporter 3/26/14

Calling the last few days personally painful, Richard Stearns, president of the Federal Way-based Christian global aid organization, said his U.S. board realized its mistake and reversed itself at a Wednesday meeting.

The [first] announcement sparked an immediate backlash from evangelical and conservative Christian supporters and donors, Stearns said, who were hurt and confused by it and expressed their displeasure in visits, emails and phone calls.

World Vision had received kudos earlier in the week from gay-rights supporters who welcomed the new hiring policy but got an earful from them after the flip-flop.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a major gay-rights organization, called the reversal devastating and accused World Vision of buckling under pressure from the radical right.

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From "Christian Charity Backtracks on Gays" by Laurie Goodstein, New York Times 3/27/14

World Vision U.S., an evangelical Christian charity known for asking donors to sponsor a hungry child, set off an uproar when it announced this week that it would hire Christians in same-sex marriages.

This trial balloon that popped so fast has been taken as a clear warning that despite shifts in attitudes on same-sex marriage even among evangelicals, the conservative evangelical establishment sees no room for common ground. Nondenominational ministries that include Christians in both camps and try to straddle the divide will be forced to choose sides.

Liberal evangelicals [sic] rallied to World Vision’s defense, and said they were appalled at their coreligionists. Jeff Chu, author of “Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America,” posted on Twitter that anyone pulling a World Vision sponsorship from a child “should be required to pen an explanatory letter to that kid.”

On Wednesday, the board of World Vision, which includes two Google executives, reversed itself. Six board members did not respond to interview requests.

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From "World Vision, in reversal, won’t hire Christians in same-sex marriages" by Joel Connelly, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 3/26/14

. . . the reversal of course, announced Wednesday, is certain to cause pain among those in the faith community who have embraced marriage equality.

“It is a very unfortunate step backward for a very respected organization. It is personally and professionally disappointing, and I would hope they reconsider,” said the Rev. Nigel Taber-Hamilton, rector (pastor) of St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church in Freeland.

If the reversal stands, Taber-Hamilton added, “I do not see how we could support an organization that denies something that our faith community has embraced.  It would be an insult to our own membership.”

World Vision is one of the 10 largest humanitarian organizations in the United States, with annual revenues topping $1 billion.

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From "World Vision Reverses Decision On Gay Christian Hiring Policy" reported by Huffington Post 3/26/14

"This whole situation has left me feeling frustrated, heartbroken, and lost. I don't think I've ever been more angry at the Church, particularly the evangelical culture in which I was raised and with which I for so long identified," wrote Rachel Held Evans, a popular blogger who had rallied her readers to donate to World Vision during the short period when it allowed married LGBT employees. "I confess I had not realized the true extent of the disdain evangelicals have for our LGBT people, nor had I expected World Vision to yield to that disdain by reversing its decision under pressure. Honestly, it feels like a betrayal from every side."

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From "Evangelicals Respond to World Vision's Reversal on Hiring Gay Married Employees" by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter 3/27/14

Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, said in a statement, "World Vision's reaffirmation of orthodox faith helps to ensure it has a robust, if not easy, future ahead."

"Maybe World Vision in the future will lose corporate support. Maybe it will lose government support. All traditional Christian groups operating in the current Zeitgeist face an impending winter of secularist hostility," continued Tooley.

"But religious groups that surrender their core convictions almost always are diminished and become irrelevant."

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Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

In addition, read American Decline: President Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians