A World Vision board member has resigned her post over the Evangelical Christian charity's decision to withdraw its support for married gay employees.

Jacquelline Fuller, Google Inc.'s director of corporate giving, told the AP that she resigned Friday “as I disagreed with the decision to exclude gay employees who marry.” Fuller said she remains a “huge fan” of the group's work.

Immediately after World Vision announced that it will hire married gay Christians, conservatives opposed to gay rights criticized the move.

Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham and the president of the charity Samaritan's Purse, said that he was “sickened” by the news, while Bryan Fischer of the Christian conservative American Family Association (AFA) said that World Vision had abandoned “morality.”

The AP reported that several thousand donors canceled their child sponsorships.

The charity reversed course within two days, saying that it had “made a mistake” and was “brokenhearted over the pain and confusion we have caused many of our friends, who saw this decision as a reversal of our strong commitment to Biblical authority.”

World Vision serves an estimated 100 million people in 100 countries.