I know, I was late to the party with my original post. And then only an update of that post and a link in an open thread when they reversed their policy. Still, I was glad that this former World Vision employee [h/t] was so blunt about what’s wrong with the reversal.
“The effect is going to be the children and those that we serve,” former World Vision financial analyst David Tobias said.
Tobias is disappointed in his former employer, which he says is as financially complex as any major corporation.
On Monday, the Christian nonprofit announced it would open employment to people in same-sex marriages. After an uproar from conservative donors, it reversed the decision just two days later.
“It was challenging for me to accept that my gay friends at work couldn’t be who they were,” Tobias said. “Really breaking their back and putting their heart and soul into World Vision, then being told publicly they weren’t good enough to do it.”
Unfortunately, King 5 felt the need to balance it with people who think World Vision should actively discriminate against gay people, and double unfortunately the person willing to criticize them is a former employee. I suspect that there are a lot of people inside the organization, probably people who were pushing for the policy change in the first place, who agree.
Of course they chose to “balance” their coverage. Because the pro-bigotry crowd is such a significant share of their audience in metropolitan Seattle.
“Next up: car crashes and fires – good or bad? We’ll hear from the families of victims, and from a prominent ratings consultant. Right after these messages. Don’t go away.”
Roger Rabbit spews:
They deserve the same fate as Komen.
@2: I disagree. World Vision does incredibly good work. I realize there are secular orgs that could pick up some of the slack, but not enough. And unlike when Komen got into hot water, and everyone and their mother had a story about them being horrible. This isn’t that. This sucks, and I expect better of them, but the work they do is good work.