I sometimes get asked: “Don’t all companies do things that go against Christian values? What’s the point of trying to screen them?”
It’s true that no company or organization is perfect, but some take more active stances in promoting agendas that clearly violate biblical principles.
As Christians, we want to be wise stewards of what God has given us. This means considering how our investment dollars may enable activities that oppose God’s purposes.
Let’s address the elephants in the room – abortion, pornography and LGBTQ activism. While many companies may have issues here and there, some are overtly promoting abortion access, pornography consumption, or transgender and homosexual agendas. For example:
- Yelp publicly double matched employee donations to Planned Parenthood after the reversal of Roe v. Wade. 1
- Disney owned Lifetime Entertainment Services has produced sexually explicit movies.
- Amazon leverages its brand to advocate for progressive gender ideology. 2
Unless we actively avoid investing in such companies through Biblically responsible screening, our money will likely end up supporting these causes.
This seems difficult to justify for the Christian who believes God owns it all (Psalm 50:10) and that the earth is the Lord’s (Psalm 24:1).
Yes, no company or Christian is perfect, but some show no repentance and prominently stand against biblical values. Avoiding investment in such companies is one way we can be wise stewards of what God has given us. It’s not about finding perfect companies, but rather being thoughtful about who we financially empower.