World Vision sucks

Here’s an interesting article calling on President Obama to revise the terms of funding for World Vision, the largest Christian charity in the world, for its failure to abide by the First Amendment (that pesky separation of church and state portion of your Constitution). You see, since they receive approximately 250 million dollars from federal monies, the organization would technically be required to allow non-Christians the opportunity to work for them, especially when they fail to hire qualified persons due to this idiotic religious restriction.

Their first mission is to promote Christianity, and charitable work is only their secondary mandate. I’m not saying they don’t do good work, but a significant portion of their efforts is devoted to teaching people a dead 2000 year old Jew was a God, and the care they provide can often seem like extortion (tell me you love Jesus and I’ll give you fresh water!). If their religion is the only truth, why are they so scared to allow people of other faiths to work with them? Seems pretty cowardly to me.

Imagine for a moment a non-religious organization was only hiring unbelievers, and refused any qualified persons of faith; everyone would fucking lose their minds over that shit. The most frustrating part of this is by limiting their hiring policy, it’s sometimes impossible for them to find qualified individuals to help out, and it’s the people they are trying to help who end up suffering as a result (suffering is a Christian virtue, so I’m sure no one is losing sleep over it). Don’t you just love how religion poisons everything?

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Comments (14)

  • avatar

    Razzle

    The US government shouldn’t give a fucking penny to anything that has a whiff of religion attached to it.

    I’m pissed that the partially county funded YMCA i go to has on its wall a commitment to Judeo-Christian values.

    It’s all a violation of the separation of church and state. It just hasn’t been struck down yet.

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    Isaac

    You say that there’s church/state seperation in USA, but I’m always reading things like these that make me think that’s just something that isn’t really enforced and just a law kept for no reason. If there was no church/state seperation in USA, how would it be different?

  • avatar

    Razzle

    It is enforced. It’s illegal to do these things, it’s also illegal to drink underage, but it goes on a lot.

    The action has to be brought before a court of law, where it will promptly be struck down.

  • avatar

    Razzle

    //If there was no church/state seperation in USA, how would it be different?//

    There would be a state religion of Christianity, you would have to profess yourself a Christian to be a citizen, maybe mandatory church attendance. Creationism would be taught as science in schools. I could go on for a day.

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    Kevin

    @Razzle:

    You forget the incarceration / execution of persons for being homosexuals, the illegality of abortions in all cases, increased crime rates, divorce rates, rate of teen pregnancy (followed by mandatory shotgun weddings), rate of STD infections.

    The scariest thing, Beck / Palin in 2012.

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    Kevin

    Sorry for the double post, but I totally forgot! It wouldn’t be Beck / Palin – cause Sarah Palin would be in the kitchen barefoot pumping out babies, duh.

  • avatar

    Razzle

    Well, now you’re making it sound like a good idea. I’d pump out a couple kids with her.

    To clarify, sexual intercourse with Palin would be hot. She’d be all repressed and I’d be like, oh just let me do all the work. She’d be – oh okay, i’ve never done it this way before. Then I’d go – shut up bitch, enough talking.

  • avatar

    Eclipse

    Are you certain about the proselytism claims you made? I don’t support the organisation, but I prefer fairness before knee-jerk ideology.

    From the World Vision website:

    “Is being or becoming a Christian a prerequisite for receiving help?

    We are a signatory to the International Red Cross Code of Conduct, which includes the imperative that “aid is given regardless of the race, creed or nationality of the recipients and without adverse distinction of any kind. Aid priorities are calculated on the basis of need alone.” While the majority of our staff are Christian, our policy states that we will not select partners or children on this basis, nor insist on the delivery of Christian messaging, nor use aid to induce a person to change religion. We are inspired by Christian values and seek for our work to be our testimony to the example of Jesus Christ.”

    “Is evangelism a part of World Vision’s projects?

    World Vision does not proselytise. The organisation does not demand that people hear any religious message or convert to Christianity before, during or after receiving assistance. Educational activities based on Christian values may occasionally be included in World Vision projects if appropriate and desired by the community. However, World Vision respects the religious beliefs and practices in countries where it operates, and seeks mutual understanding with people of all faiths. Whenever appropriate, World Vision works in partnership with local churches and other faith-based organisations in an effort to work inclusively and collaboratively within existing community structures. Our focus is to respond to human need, and our compassion and professionalism reflect our faith.”

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    Jacob Fortin

    Talk is fucking cheap. It’s easy to say they respect the faiths of others while heavily proselytizing their own faith. What are they going to say: “We object and will fight all faiths in foreign countries?”

  • avatar

    Bubbles

    Hey I just wanted to point out that YMCA stands for Young Men’s Christian Association so if you don’t like religion then why do you go there?

    That’s all I’m going to say.

  • avatar

    Wesley Hustace

    It’s an aberration that the President of the United States endorses a mosque so close to the biggest and most atrocious terrorist act in the history of the World!It’a spit in the face of the people that died there in horror; their families, and the rest of us Americans. It is unacceptable!We should wait until the mosque is finished, and then blow it up while all the Muslims are in there praying!!! See how they feel about that

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    Wallace Resly

    Wesley, You have to remember that not all muslims are terrorists wanting to kill your family. It is only a small portion of extremists who commit these acts. However i do agree that they should not build a mosque. it should be a site for people of all religions to visit and pay their respects. the If someone wanted to build a bigass church there it would be the same.

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    Dan Mallett

    I obtained assist with our childsupport scenario over at http://www.childsupporthell.com/community , they have a great thing taking place by aiming to guide those that are not able to guide their selves in this screwed up child support process in which we have now-days. I declare something ought to be done regarding it and if someone is to get it done, childsupporthell.com will

  • avatar

    Qasim AlOmarri

    World Vision is a cia front group! They were all over Niqaragua (sp?) and in Vietnam. Do the research.

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