Shareholder’s Scrutinize Microsoft’s Financing of Morality-Based Initiatives
Microsoft told by AGN to put shareholders first and stop financing ungodly ventures 2-billion Christians find offensive “AGN Financial calls upon people worldwide to purchase3 shares of Microsoft stock to become the largest unified voice in the world to restore values in our society”
Redmond, WA.—(January 8, 2008) – AGN Financial, led by Dr. Ken Hutcherson, Senior Pastor at Antioch Bible Church, today announced the worldwide, “Buy Three, Donate One” campaign in a global effort to put moral accountability back into corporations. Corporations are donating close to $1-billion every year to promote the dissolution of family values in our society and the rest of the world.
Dr. Ken Hutcherson said, “Corporate America has stepped in to fund organizations and individuals seeking to redefine morality, family values and the definition of marriage. It’s time this stops. It’s time Christians, Muslims, Jews and secular moralist stand together in this cause holding corporations accountable.” Microsoft has stepped beyond their corporate boundaries without consideration for their shareholders.
Why is the AGN pursuing this cause?
AGN is beseeching Christians, Muslims, Jews and secular moralist to stand together in this worthy cause. Dr. Hutcherson stresses, “We are not trying to hurt Microsoft or their shareholders nor are we calling for a boycott of their products or services. We are trying to help them”. AGN believes that Microsoft being one of the most successful companies in the world should be able to recognize something as simple as a marketing trend. The number of worldwide Christians is growing in nearly all categories every year. Approximately 78% of the US have self-identified as Christian. While Christians and Muslims hold different positions, things we have in common are values, importance of family, and the belief that we are a Godly driven people that want to see morality restored throughout the world.
AGN believes that Microsoft Shareholders would be better served if Microsoft reexamined their giving policies and explored more worthy causes that are designed to help people in real need.
Buy Three, Donate One Campaign
The “Buy Three, Donate One” campaign is the mechanism by which people can get directly involved in a small way to change the world in a big way. Anyone wishing to change the world can go to the AGN Financial website www.agnfinancial.com for instructions on how to purchase Microsoft stock from their own home and donate 1 share to AGN.
The AGN website will keep people apprised of the progress and news of this campaign of Biblical proportions. All existing and potential Microsoft shareholders can visit the site prior to regular voting windows to see what AGN recommendations are backed by Biblical scriptures. For the first time in American History, a single person with only three shares of Microsoft stock (worth approximately $100), will have the voice of millions or even hundreds of millions of shares shaping the moral decisions of one of the largest companies in the world.
This is an opportunity for Microsoft to focus on their products and shareholders and their core business rather than trying to destroy Judaea-Christian values. AGN is not interested in influencing normal day-to-day business decisions at Microsoft or any other corporation but only those issues which transcend business boundaries.
The AGN believes that there are millions of Christians as well as existing Microsoft institutional and individual investors that have no meaningful voice in determining any outcome of a shareholder meeting regarding Microsoft’s decisions to give millions of dollars to organizations and causes that are contrary to the Word of God and help to further erode America’s family values.
By becoming Microsoft’s largest unified moral voice, people with strong values and a basic understanding of the difference between right and wrong, the AGN strongly believes people can make the difference in Microsoft and other companies like them. By appealing to people everywhere, the AGN believes Microsoft could and should rethink their position to do what’s right for their shareholders instead of investing their time and money to evoke their individual will over God’s will for causes unrelated to their core business. The risk they take is far greater than any possible gain.
This Biblical initiative is supported by Chuck Colson (Prison Fellowship), Gary Bauer (Family Values), Tony Perkins (Family Research Council), Paul Weyrich (cofounded the Heritage Foundation and the Moral Majority), Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. (leading researcher of the Black Church), Dr. Richard Land (Southern Baptist Convention and Host for Faith & Family), Don Wildmon (American Family Association), Herb Lusk (Greater Exodus Baptist Church and former All American Football Player), Tom Strobhar (Citizens Action Now), and Nationally Acclaimed speaker and best-selling author, Rabbi Daniel Lapin. The list of supporters is growing daily.
About AGN Financial
AGN Financial is an affiliate of the Antioch Bible Church located at 15135 NE 92nd Street, Suite 144, Redmond, Washington, 98052 – 425.284.2601.
For further information and to set up an interview with Dr. Ken Hutcherson, please call 206.235.4222. www.agnfinancial.com
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