Across the usual feeds this morning is the report that an Evangelical-founded Christian charity called World Vision will hire married LGBT people.
Based in Washington state and started by evangelicals, World Vision now has an international operating budget of nearly $1 billion and conducts economic development and emergency relief projects around the world. ...
"I want to be clear that we have not endorsed same-sex marriage, but we have chosen to defer to the authority of local churches on this issue," Stearns said.
World Vision requires employees to affirm, through the agency's statement of faith or the Apostle's Creed, that they follow Christ. Stearns said the agency will continue to follow that policy, including requiring employees to remain celibate outside of marriage. World Vision says it hires staff from dozens of denominations with different views of gay relationships.Basically, they hire people who affirm their Christianity, and they require they be celibate or married. So they are simply treating LGBT people by the same rules as straight people. And that's all any of us want.
No surprise that the rabid opponents of equality are shrieking at this unGodly capitulation to the Devil.
And right after Chick-Fil-A COO Dan Cathy said he was stepping out of the culture wars, too -- because of how his anti-LGBT activities "alienated" market share.
And even Maggie Gallagher admits that we've won.
It's not over yet, but the direction is clear.