World Vision Board Member Resigns in Response to Organization's Gay Policy
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Apr 04
Jacquelline Fuller, member of the World Vision board, has resigned after the policy changes that occurred within the organization last week.
World Vision made the decision to employ gay, married Christians, but reversed its decision only two days later, prompting the loss of ten thousand orphan child sponsorships along the way reported the Christian Post.
Fuller, the director of corporate giving for Google, Inc., said that she remains a “huge fan” of in the work that World Vision does and its mission of aiding poverty-stricken children of the world but she “disagreed with the decision to exclude gay employees who marry,” she wrote in a letter to the Associated Press.
Fuller had sat on the World Vision Board for two years prior to her resignation reported Christian Today.
World Vision President Richard Stearns issued a statement of gratitude for her work as a member of the board. "The board has benefited from her perspective and her passion to serve the poor. We wish her well as she continues to address global issues of poverty and justice," Stearns said.
According to World Vision spokesman Steve Panton, no other board members have stepped down. The organization’s board directors met Wednesday and will meet again in the near future “to assess our past and future actions,” he said.