Update: Later March 31
I did find an article about World Vision's supposed Evangelical connections and "pragmatism" in changing positions on social issues, in an article by Leigh Daynes in the The New Internationalist, here. The "thank you" literature I got Saturday made no mention of religious beliefs or of positions on gay or other social issues other than poverty overseas. However, could this factor have anything to do with the bank's record of a returned payment, in contradiction to the thank you note?
My regular donation goes to "Save the Children". Even with that well known group, I have had to ask them not to call me repeatedly. Am I indifferent? That's for another day.
Update: April 3
Gov. Jerry Brown of CA signed into state law a bill to make it a misdemeanor to photograph a child in an intrusive manner just because the parent is a celebrity or public official. The law could test whether the idea of "right of publicity" can be applied in a criminal code.