Why World Vision Made Two Smart Decisions

Think about it.

Smart Decision #1
World Vision makes a decision to be more in line with the gospel by removing the barriers of employment of their organization. This decision basically said they recognize that you could be a Christian and gay and still get hired. Typical human rights stuff. Typical Jesus stuff. By the sounds of the article I linked to here this was a huge PR move, thought out and explained thoroughly by their board and president. They wanted to open up their market and they realized that there was tons of Christians that are empathetic to or part of the LGBTQ movement. So this was a smart move to expand their reach to what they could still in good faith call Christians.

Smart Decision #2
Smart Decision #1 caused massive backlash of Jesus haters to withdraw their support and caused them to reverse their decision. Which I think was a smart move for a business. World Vision by reversing their decision essentially was just being true to who they are. They are a corporation like any corporation, with a product to sell and a customer to make happy. World Vision realized that the amount of money they would lose by Jesus haters would be more than they would gain by LGBTQ supporters. So to keep their revenue flowing they quickly reversed their decision. This is smart. They will be able to keep employing lots of Americans, keep their product free from blemish of the gay agenda and keep their rank as one of the top charities in America. Plus World Vision knows that the LGBTQ supporters aren’t as shallow, hateful and corrupt as the Christians are – so they know that they probably aren’t going to lose their support regardless of whatever statement they make, so it makes way more sense to reverse it. So if the goal is for World Vision to grow strong – this is the way to do it. They take advantage of the patience and courage of the LGBTQ community and appease the hate of the Christian community.

World Vision has one goal in mind – keep on existing and grow as strong and big as possible. Everyone will have different motivation as to why they want it to keep existing. Maybe for their own employment, maybe for the poor people, maybe for the tax receipt. But they need to grow – not shrink. So their decisions simply reflected what they care about – growth. I’m not sure why any of us are surprised by either decision, that’s what the CEO gets paid 180k a year for, to make the hard decisions that are going to keep the money flowing.

9 thoughts on “Why World Vision Made Two Smart Decisions”

  1. Probably the worst, anti gospel article I’ve ever read. Those who follow Jesus and his gospel regardless of their cultural pressure are the real Jesus lovers. This author hates Jesus and his Word

    1. Matthew 7
      Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

      So maybe I should rephrase. They probably say they love Jesus, but he doesn’t have a clue who they are.

  2. Marshal Burnham.

    Wow man… JESUS HATERS? Blanket insulting statements about Christians as a whole? (“LGBTQ supporters aren’t as shallow, hateful and corrupt as the Christians are… “)

    A different opinion shouldn’t illicit such an attack. Where’s the grace, love, understanding, compassion etc, seem to expect it from one side but you are u willing to give it. All I read is Nathans wrath for those who disagree with your opinion.

    Careful man, let’s have a clean un-insultive debate that uses scripture and grace and the love Christ showed.


  3. Marshal, while I recognize my hyperbole, I don’t think I’m mistaken. Here is the issue. See my comment above (Matthew 7).

    This isn’t a different opinion. This is a choice (an action) where someone would refuse to support the poor because of their opinion about sexuality. That choice that someone made causes them to theologically have chosen themselves over Jesus.

    I’m just using the ‘word’ hate like Jesus would use it, or God or Paul. I just mean they love themselves more than Jesus.

  4. Marshal Burnham.

    I’ve thought extensive about his as I support families through programs like this ( it through compassion) I also struggled to understand how people could pull funding from the children until I understood it in a different way…. Would I pay a Muslim ministry the same money to do the same thing…. No. Not because I don’t want feed children but because I want to feed them that which they need the most. Truth. World vision does an awesome job feeding children but they also spread the Gospel they believe to the world. Awesome.

    However it’s only awesome if me, the supporter agrees with that truth they spread or share. I can’t support a Muslim group only because of the doctrine they will spread. Or Jehovah’s witnesses I won’t want those receiving my financial support getting the lighthouse letter as well. It’s not truth…

    I love Jesus too much to spread false doctrine and lies. So then I need to ask, will WV change the Gospel, probably not. I don’t know. But it’s a real and legitimate concern that deems real thought and consideration.

  5. Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people’s souls, when we all ought to be worried about our own souls, and other people’s bellies

    Rabbi Israel Salanter 1810-1883

    Also, Marshall, you’re a dumb-ass.

  6. “because I don’t want feed children but because I want to feed them that which they need the most. Truth.” I’m sorry but a starving abused child would rather have food then truth. As Christians we’re supposed to accept everyone regardless of our personal opinions. I can’t say I’ve seen a lot of that lately.

  7. I think the more important thing is to understand why Jesus came. Jesus explains this in Mark chapter 1.

    And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” (Mark 1:34-38 ESV)

    He did come to heal the sick and diseased but the main reason he came was to teach the gospel, so that people may be saved.

    This is something we would do well to remember. The gospel is our top priority.

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