‘Socially Responsible’ Investor Blacklists McDonald’s

The president of a pro-family values mutual fund company says the extreme actions of McDonald’s has forced the investment firm to publicly clarify that its portfolios won’t include any stock in the worldwide hamburger retailer.

Timothy Plan’s socially responsible investing includes screening of companies whose revenues or actions support pornography, abortion, anti-family entertainment, or promotion of non-married lifestyles. But Art Ally, president of the investment company, says his group normally does not spotlight or publish notices on businesses they screen out. In this case, however, he says the Timothy Plan could not stay silent when McDonald’s went “over the edge.”

That aggressive approach? The fast-food giant’s $20,000 donation to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce for a seat on its board of directors, and labeling of those who oppose the homosexual agenda as “haters” — both of which Ally says marked an extreme step up from sponsorship of TV programs and movies with anti-family and pornographic entertainment. Those actions, coupled with offering its employees transgender health benefits, have kept McDonald’s out of Timothy Plan investments to this point, according to Ally.

He believes corporate officials at McDonald’s are shirking their responsibility to make money for shareholders, by alienating the company’s large “family-oriented” customer base with support of the homosexual agenda.

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6 Responses to “‘Socially Responsible’ Investor Blacklists McDonald’s”

  1. Joe says:

    Looks like more McD’s lunches for me!

  2. Bethanne says:

    And I will continue to boycott McDonalds – and let me tell you, with 2 small kids that is no small thing!!!

    I bet I will be cancelling out your vote for Obama in November too!!

  3. Greg P. says:

    Beth will be cancelling your vote out….. and mine will put your vote behind by one.

  4. Joe says:

    Putting McSatan in office won’t help your cause. It will be 4 more years of the McSame!

    It’s interesting that since the McD’s ‘boycott’ has started their stocks seem to be up. Things that make you go Hmmmm!

  5. Ron Robins says:

    I have some further thoughts on the subject. When we invest in a company, or many companies in the case of a mutual fund, we share in the responsibility for the activities of those companies as well as participate in the outcomes of their corporate activities. So, anyone valuing their personal or spiritual growth has to take these things into account when investing.

    I believe that if everyone does invest according to their personal values, then, since so many of core values are alike — and are supportive of higher ideals — that in the long run, only companies employing these higher values will truly prosper. And there is real evidence of this now.

    I’ve been following socially responsible investing for about forty years. For anyone interested I have a site that covers the latest global news and research on the subject. It’s at http://www.investingforthesoul.com/

    Best wishes, Ron Robins

  6. Steve says:

    Mr. Robins,
    Thanks for the comment. Please visit us often.

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