A World Vision board member has resigned from her position following last week’s reversal on a policy that would have allowed homosexuals in same-sex marriages to be employed by World Vision.
Jacquelline Fuller’s day job is as director of corporate giving for Google Inc. She said in a statement that she remained supportive of the organization’s decision, but would not stay on their board due to its HR policy.
“I am a huge fan of the work World Vision does around the world to help the poorest of the poor, however, I resigned as a board member as onFriday as I disagreed with the decision to exclude gay employees who marry,” she wrote.
When World Vision first announced that they wanted to allow homosexuals into the organization in the name of unity, many Christians contacted the organization to express dismay. And many could not continue to align with an organization that would throw the authority of God’s Word under the bus. Leftist sites like Matthew Paul Turner complained that World Vision told a group of bloggers this resulted in over 10,000 child sponsorships being dropped in two days, and blamed fundamental Christians for abandoning ship. But many other church leaders say that it is World Vision who abandoned God’s Word, and only reversed its decision to stop the flow of money from its coffers (see related stories below).
Fuller joined World Vision’s board two years ago. Richard Stearns, who became the president of World Vision in 1998, thanked Fuller for her service in a statement. A World Vision spokesman, Steve Panton, said no other board members have resigned. Panton said the board of directors met Wednesday and will meet again within the next few days “to assess our past and future actions.”