I don't usually voice an opinion here about issues, however...
I have to say I was shocked today when I read that World Vision is now changing their policies and hiring gay married couples.
"World Vision Announces Gay Christians In Same-Sex Marriages Are Eligible To Work At Christian Charity".
The article goes on to say:
"Stearns (president) hopes to inspire Christian unity by changing the employment policy to be more inclusive of gay Christians. He told Christianity Today that the decision was "symbolic not of compromise but of [Christian] unity."
World Vision is dear to my heart.
There are standards and commands that God has clearly given to us. When an organization is as solid as I have always felt this one is, it makes me want to raise my hand and say... how is this okay?
It feels like the things that we stand for and stand on, based on God's Word, are being watered down and compromised all around us, and that we as Christians are the oddballs. Do you get that feeling sometimes?
Gay marriage isn't about whether or not God loves us all... He DOES... but he also has set standards for marriage that are clear, and if we as believers begin to change those boundaries, we are in essence telling the world that what God has declared may not be quite the way we think it should be, so we will give in a little and show our tolerance by lowering his design for marriage to what we are being inundated with in our society...
I would really love your comments on this. It is a disturbing trend that we seem to be seeing all over the place.
They call it compassion, etc....
What has happened to "God hath said"... ??
** an update this afternoon*...
"World Vision Reverses Decision To Hire Christians in Same-Sex Marriages"