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Investing by the Book

Charity | Biblically Responsible Investing is slowly catching on among evangelicals
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 8/14/09, 04:55 am

A quiet revolution has taken place over the past 30 years in corporate America. Driven by such groups as the pro-gay Human Rights Campaign and the pro-abortion Planned Parenthood, large corporations such as JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America have become major funders of liberal social action. And since 1973's Roe v. Wade decision, more and more healthcare companies are directly involved in the abortion industry.

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Easy marks

Charity | Pyramid scheme uses pastors to build trust and gain 'members'
by Rusty Leonard
Posted 7/31/09, 08:56 am

Legend has it that P.T. Barnum once said, "There is a sucker born every minute."

If that's true, it's possible that Harvey Dockstader Jr. is out to find them all-from prison, and using pastors and "church" leaders to find his marks.

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Money for nothing?

Charity | INSP puts highly touted and state-supported projects on hold
by Rusty Leonard
Posted 7/17/09, 09:02 am

Yogi Berra might call it a case of "déjà vu all over again."

A Christian television ministry in suburban Charlotte, N.C., grows quickly-in just five years-from less than $30 million in annual income to nearly $70 million. The ministry embarks on a $100 million building project. Then come accusations of excess and abuse of donor funds.

This is not a description of Jim and Tammy Bakker's PTL Network, which closed 20 years ago. It describes The Inspiration Networks.

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