On another site (you can probably figure out which one) I argued the previous decision was probably not thought through well enough, and that they set themselves up for pretty much what has transpired here... taking heat from both pro- and anti-LGBT sides.
The overarching goal was to avoid the appearance of discriminatory hiring practices. But then...
LGBTQ NationWorld Vision requires employees to affirm, through the agency’s statement of faith or the Apostle’s Creed, that they follow Christ. Stearns said the agency will continue to follow that policy, including requiring employees to remain celibate outside of marriage.
...by announcing (paraphrasing) "we'll hire openly gay/lesbian people... but only
if they're married," WV not only upset the anti-gay evangelicals that got the policy reversed, they also insinuated that by being openly gay, it's not possible for a prospective employee to be "celibate outside of marriage." You pervs, you!
By simultaneously leaving the door open for straight unmarried employees... (paraphrasing) "You signed the Apostle's Creed, we trust ya! Just don't get pregnant, I mean, caught!"
...but closing the door shut for LGBT employment applicants without a marriage certificate, they left themselves even more exposed for accusations of discriminatory hiring practices that would further threaten their public grants and/or non-profit status.