So with all this turmoil with World Vision and their code of conduct allowing and then not allowing LGBT, it brought up something that, to me, the church has really ignored; gluttony. I am ashamed that World Vision has no provision in their hiring practices to prevent a glutton from serving in their organization. World vision needs to have a code that doesn’t allow people who are overweight to work for them. The bible clearly condemns gluttony, never once do you ever read an affirmation of stuffing your body and overflowing with excess. The bible does not mince words;
“Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.” Phil. 3:19
In fact the bible talks about how your body is a temple and that taking good care of it is important (1 Cor. 3:16-17). If World Vision allows overweight people to work for them, they are basically affirming a harmful culture of excess, and in an organization whose purpose is in part to feed the hungry! Not only that, but seeing overweight people in the workplace will only make it seem more acceptable for others to be the same, subtly changing the culture to one that finds something the bible is clearly against, as acceptable!
“Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.” Prov. 23:20-21.
I have never struggled with gluttony, and we all have our own struggles. However to blatantly allow such an obvious acceptance of sin in a Christian organization is completely disgusting. Until World Vision changes its conduct and does not allow people living a gluttonous sinful lifestyle to work for them, I can’t in good conscience support them in any way. “’Expel the wicked from among you.’” 1Cor. 5:13
And if you are a Christian who struggles with gluttony, please get help. There are many loving organizations to help you become a healthy, whole individual again.