Like most any business or organization, Christian relief agencies have employment standards which are reviewed and revised as a routine matter. Rarely does a change in policy spark the kind of uproar which accompanied World Vision's recent decision to allow the hiring of "Christians" in same sex "marriages." The backlash from the evangelical world was so swift and so virulent that the agency quickly reversed itself and reinstated its former standards.
Stearns did what the hypocrites do, and he got called on it. He has repented and asked for forgiveness. We cannot be anything but gracious toward him, recognizing that his real sin was one which can so easily trip up any one of us.