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March 26, 2014

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This sounds very much like a reconsideration of monetary fallout to me. Surely the impact their prior announcement was considered before it was made and they must have decided it would be well-received.

correction: "Surely the impact OF their prior..."

Carolyn, I think they sincerely (though mistakenly) believed that they had a neutral answer to this that didn't come down on either side, and that people would see it that way. They probably weren't expecting much of a reaction at all.

It was a very brave act to reverse their decision IMO. Many would just "double down" on their position.

I really think they forgot, momentarily, who they were serving, and who made their service possible.

I'm impressed by your charitable positions on this while I'm pretty stuck in my skepticism. I can't seem to make that leap yet...

While I appreciate the reversal, It really does beg to question how the Board could make such a bone head decision on the first place. I do love the work that World Vision conducts, but I really think the Board members responsible should be, at a minimum, suspended for a set period of time and given some basic fundamental training on the biblical view of marriage.

All are probably right, that the potential loss of income is what initially got their attention. BUT by their words you can see an evaluation process taking place of what their decision also meant Biblically and spiritually. Not one of us can deny making a bad decision as a Christian at one point or another, which we've later regretted. The only difference between our's and WV's is the public exposure of it! I for one commend them for their "repentance" and wonderful example to the Christian world and others. I pray their ministry and effectiveness will be especially blessed because of it.

"I think they sincerely (though mistakenly) believed that they had a neutral answer to this that didn't come down on either side, and that people would see it that way. They probably weren't expecting much of a reaction at all."

Actually, I think they were flat out wrong initially, but notice what they said in their reversal; it speaks volumes to their Christian character and the power of God's Word. They specifically cited Matt. 18 as a driving force behind many of the discussions I'm sure they had following their initial announcement.

The fact that they were receptive to that is a matter of great praise and is an example to the rest of us; far too often we see people who come to us in that manner, and instead of listening to our brother so that he may rescue us from error, we dig in our heels because of our selfish desire to always be right.

I do not understand how World Vision ever came to their decision to allow gay couples in their organization. I also am bewildered by the Gay Coalition response, that somehow World vision will suffer from their abandonment of the Gay cause.. This is an Evangelical ministry (always was, not the result of some hostile takeover) supported with $670 million dollars of monies taken from Evangelical church members. If all the "Gay Christians" and their supporters tried to replace Evangelicals they would fall short by about $500 million.

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