It is 1:10 in the morning. I really should be in bed. But I can’t sleep because I am so sickened inside by what transpired in the World Vision United States case this week. I shouldn’t care. After all, it is not even my country. Things like that can’t happen in Canada, because we have laws against workplace discrimination. God, I am so grateful for my country tonight. O Canada, glorious and free . . .
I guess I am so sad tonight because Christianity took a major hit this week when evangelicals in the U.S. threatened to withdraw support for hungry children in African nations if World Vision U.S. didn’t reverse its decision to hire gay people. I just can’t understand how any Christian would use children as a weapon to blackmail an organization to do its bidding. It’s not the Christianity I was raised with. I think Jesus would puke if he heard about it.
Indeed, every Canadian I spoke with today who had heard the news wanted to puke, if not literally, figuratively.
Still, I know that the anti-gay evangelicals behind the action this week do not represent all Christians, and they certainly don’t represent what the golden rule is all about. But, God, do they really care so little about the children? Have they forgotten what Jesus said about hurting children?
Enough . . . I have to put this case out of my mind. Though, I can’t help but think World Vision U.S. should have stood its ground — because a lot of other people would have come to its financial rescue. Legions of people.
But I have to stop caring . . . don’t I?
“The great lost chord of modern civilization is forgetfulness of the fact in nature of universal brotherhood, which means not merely a sentimental or political brotherhood; it means that we are all of one common cosmic or spiritual origin, and that what affects one affects all . . .” – G. de Purucker