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Religious investors shun gambling, embrace polluters

TAGs: christian share index, investors

HypocrisyMeterSo a German investment firm has come up with something called the Stoxx Europe Christian Index, which would allow deep-pocketed holier-than-thou types an opportunity to invest in ‘morally upstanding’ companies. (You know, like, instead of following God’s instruction to donate their spare change to charity?) The index is comprised of 533 companies who purportedly shy away from anything to do with gambling, pornography, weapons, tobacco and/or birth control. However, the presence on that list of a number of high-polluting energy companies suggests that while Christians believe their God made them ‘stewards of the earth’, said stewardship takes a back seat to receiving hefty dividend checks. Hallelujah, brother! Read more.

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