World Vision is a good organization that has had problematic hiring policies. They have a better policy now.
World Vision is decided an Evangelical Christian organization. And, as such, they have strict rules about hiring, requiring employees to be Christian and to adhere to sexual ethics which includes “abstinence outside of marriage, and fidelity within marriage”.
Now World Vision has decided to, well, NOT change the terms of those requirements. They have, however, decided that gay Christians who seek employment with them must follow the same rules as heterosexuals.
Sure, it’s better than discriminating against gay folks (although they’re still discriminating against gay folks who can’t get married). It’s an important milestone that an Evangelical organization with this much clout is letting this happen. The no-sex-outside-of-marriage stuff is still problematic, but a step toward decency — especially for an org that’s generally good — should be celebrated.
Of course, the good that they do is still the most important thing. Since they’re being attacked for taking this small step in the right direction, now might be a good time to give. Fill in some of the gaps if assholes and gatekeepers are threatening to leave.
…Or not. See comments, the haters and the gatekeepers have forced World Vision to reverse their policy. They are still an organization that does good work, but this is too bad.