The Government of Canada will match donations to World Vision for East Africa drought relief. Question: should Canadian foreign aid be delivered by an evangelical relief and development organization whose stated goal is:
“to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God?”
By the way, World Vision Canada had ten executives earning more than $10,000 a month in 2010, including the CEO who was paid about $20,000 monthly. The head of World Vision International receives about twice that amount. Poverty is a bitch.
Another interesting fact: the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, to which Prime Minister Stephen Harper has belonged for decades, believes Jesus Christ will return to Earth in an apocalypse, won’t ordain women, strongly opposes abortion and divorce, condemns homosexuality as the most base of sins and believes those who aren’t born-again are “lost.”
Do Stephen Harper’s evangelical roots influence taxpayer support for religious organizations such as World Vision?
In my view, a better choice for charity supporting East Africa drought relief is the secular Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres)