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World Vision Backs Down

By on 3.26.14 | 11:06PM

Mark Tooley wrote a piece for these pages yesterday describing the decision of the evangelical Christian charity, World Vision, to allow employees who are in same-sex unions.

Today World Vision, clearly feeling the heat from their most devout supporters, backed down.

Details here:
http://www.worldmag.com/2014/03/world_vision_reportedly_reverses_decision

I have no objection to a religious organization living by their precepts, but making a very public statement about a very controversial issue and than changing course is a PR disaster, and does great harm to those religious Christians who are tired of being portrayed by the left as "haters." Like it or not, this sort of thing has very negative political implcations for conservatives and Republicans. Again, it's not the policy that aggravates me, it's the reversal, and the unnecessary attention.

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