UPDATE: World Vision Has Reversed Their Hiring Decision


After immense pressure from the evangelical community, World Vision has reversed their decision to allow the hiring of gay married couples.

While this doesn’t change my love for and continued support of World Vision, I’m extremely disappointed in their decision. But I’m more profoundly disappointed and incredibly disturbed by the response of so many in the evangelical community who so willing and quickly abandoned their covenant with children for the sake of theological purity. To say it has been utterly un-Christlike would be woefully understating things.

Biblical blackmail is not, never has it been, and never will it ever be a Christian discipline and yet we seem to resort to it today at the drop of a hat whenever those among us do or say something we don’t like.

That is not the way of Jesus.

Regardless of what we believe about gay marriage or any other issue, we should be deeply embarrassed by how we so often and so easily use the oppressed, the marginalized, and the least of these to further our theological agenda.

That is not the way of Jesus.

My friends, you have my sincere apologies for trying to rally your support on pretenses that turned out to be false.

To be honest, I don’t know what else to say. I’m so brokenhearted.

As always, Rachel Held Evans sums it up better than I ever could.

I can only hope and pray that one day soon we’ll finally remember that the way of Jesus is about loving and serving, not manipulating and excluding.

Today that day seems far, too far away.


Grace and peace,

Zack Hunt