Financial Expert Dan Celia Calls Out Six Financial Companies Still Directly Funding Planned Parenthood; Encourages Biblical Investors to Go Elsewhere with Their Hard-Earned Money
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—The pro-life and pro-abortion platforms have both received extra attention during this election season, especially as October marks Respect Life Month.
For example, the Hyde Amendment, a law that protects taxpayers from paying for abortions against their will, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, and it is estimated that 2 million lives have been saved by the law. On the flipside, however, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, recently “celebrated” a 100-year milestone of its own.
But what does this have to do with finances and investing? Plenty, says financial expert and nationally syndicated host Dan Celia, leader of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries (FISM,www.financialissues.org).
In his ministry, Celia hones in on biblical investing and advising Christians how they can honor God with their money, not only through spending and saving, but also through investing.
Recently, the group 2ndVote.com updated its list of 37 companies that have directly funded Planned Parenthood. Celia is specifically calling out six firms from the financial sector, alerting investors to pull their money from these funds until their investment policies change.
“From the list of companies that support Planned Parenthood, a half-dozen stand out,” Celia said. “American Express, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Progressive Insurance and Wells Fargo are big players in the financial sector, and investors should know how their money is being spent. Companies throughout this industry could be leading us into the next recession, so therefore, it’s crucial that every American pays close attention to where their money is going, who is handling it and how. Christians, in particular, should be very concerned if their hard-earned income is being funneled into organizations that not only tear down society, but are also extremely displeasing to God.”
At the heart of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries is Celia’s passion to educate listeners and viewers about their investments. By researching the organizations that these companies support, he encourages those who strive to be biblically responsible with their investing to sell these stocks based on the company’s involvement in immoral or anti-biblical issues, such as having stake in Planned Parenthood funding, pornography, same-sex marriage or other matters that should be very concerning to Christians.
“As we consider being biblically responsible with our money—which comes from God in the first place—and when we think about doing what is right, we must consider all aspects, from buying items in the checkout line to purchasing stock to owning mutual funds,” Celia added. “As Christians, we must carefully and prayerfully consider how we are handling God’s money. In these uncertain times, we must get it right in every possible way and, in particular, be biblically responsible in everything—especially our finances. It will take us being determined to fight against the things that dishonor God, and that includes investment in companies that dishonor biblical principles.
“Think of what would happen if we all sold out of the mutual funds that are not biblically responsible or do not align with our biblical values,” he continued. “There would be real change in corporate America regarding how companies spend and protect their stockholders’ money. This is exactly why we at Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries advocate biblically responsible investing, which takes a total commitment from the body of Christ.”
“Financial Issues” recently began streaming on its own YouTube Channel, Financial Issues with Dan Celia. The ministry also recently introduced the new Financial Issues app; learn more here. Besides more than 600 radio stations, “Financial Issues” is seen on the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) television network, reaching 45 million households, BizTV, which reaches millions more in major markets, and Dove-TV in the Pacific Northwest. To view Celia’s recent show clips, click here.
Daily, Celia addresses important financial headlines, takes calls from around the country, and focuses on current economic trends and critical mass in corporate America. He accurately predicts rises and falls in the U.S. and global economies. He also hones in on godly financial stewardship when talking to thousands who want to honor God with their finances.
A financial expert and author backed by decades of financial experience, Celia is personally in touch with thousands of people each week from across the country. He has worked for 35 years as an entrepreneur and businessman, and has developed a biblically responsible system of financial management with great success. Celia started his radio program in 1997 and has interviewed newsmakers, experts, lawmakers and presidential candidates. He speaks at conferences, town hall meetings and investment conferences around the country, is the author of six books and publishes a weekly newsletter.
For more on Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, visit its web site at www.financialissues.org, itsFacebook page, the YouTube channel, Financial Issues with Dan Celia or its Twitter feed, @financialissues.
To interview Dan Celia of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, contact Jen Retallick, 610-584-1096, ext. 100, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102.
Dan Celia is president and CEO of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries and host of the national syndicated radio talk program “Financial Issues,” heard daily on more than 600 stations across the country and in millions of homes through NRB-TV, BIZ-TV and others. FISM believes that only revival will return America to its Judeo-Christian heritage and biblical values.