Here’s the announcement.
World Vision’s American branch will no longer require its more than 1,100 employees to restrict their sexual activity to marriage between one man and one woman.
Here’s a host of good responses to this:
- Russell Moore shows his this touches on the gospel
- John Piper calls “World Vision’s decision tragic.”
- Kevin DeYoung laments that “World Vision has decided that to be a practicing homosexual and a practicing Christian is no contradiction in terms.”
- Finally, Albert Mohler has a well-written response that includes, “The worst aspect of the World Vision U.S. policy shift is the fact that it will mislead the world about the reality of sin and the urgent need of salvation. Willingly recognizing same-sex marriage and validating openly homosexual employees in their homosexuality is a grave and tragic act that confirms sinners in their sin — and that is an act that violates the gospel of Christ.”
UPDATE: World Vision reversed its decision two days later as WORLD Magazine broke the story:
World Vision U.S. released a statement this afternoon confirming it has reversed its decision to allow its American branch to hire employees in same-sex marriages: “The board acknowledged it made a mistake and chose to revert to our longstanding policy requiring sexual abstinence for all single employees and faithfulness within the Biblical covenant of marriage between one man and one woman. … We are brokenhearted over the pain and confusion we have caused many of our friends, who saw this decision as a reversal of our strong commitment to Biblical authority.”