You may have heard the news by now, but yesterday World Vision came out to change their policy on hiring homosexuals. Richard Stearns, the president of World Vision, said in a Christianity Today article yesterday:
"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. It also allows us to treat all of our employees the same way: abstinence outside of marriage, and fidelity within marriage."
As a long time supporter of World Vision and the pastor of a church that continues to support this ministry, I have lots of opinions on this matter. And while I do not have time today to express all of them in print, I have taken a few moments to read some who have. And so, I am linking to a few of my favorite articles by some trusted men, who are thinking deeply about the significance of this decision. I completely agree with the conclusion of John Piper's article:
"Therefore, for the sake of Christ and his call to true compassion, World Vision's decision is tragic. I pray they will repent and turn back to their more faithful roots."
World Vision: Adultery No, Homosexual Practice Yes by John Piper
The Worldliness in World Vision's New Hiring Policy by Kevin DeYoung
World Vision and Why We Grieve For The Children by Trevin Wax
On World Vision and the Gospel by Russell Moore