Tennessee Pastors Network Calls on Denominations to Keep Pastor Pension Plan Investments Clean
TNPN President Dale Walker Points to Example of National Association of Free Will Baptists, Which Owns Stock in 20+ Companies That Fund Planned Parenthood
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Tennessee Pastors Network (TNPN, www.tnpastors.net) is calling on churches and denominations to know which stocks are in their pastor and staff pension funds—and ensure those investments are not made in companies that fund anything that tears down society or is ungodly.
As an example, TNPN is urging the National Association of Free Will Baptists (NAFWB) to be committed to clean investments in their pension funds. As it stands, says TNPN President Dale Walker, NAFWB Pastors Pension Plans own stock in more than 20 companies that are listed on 2ndvote.com as directly or indirectly funding Planned Parenthood.
“Most church members would be horrified to know that the money they give at their local Free Will Baptist Church may end up in companies that are supporting abortion in the Pastors Pension Plan sponsored by the NAFWB,” Walker said. “For 46 years now, the slaughter of the innocent in the womb has tentacles of this gruesome business even in churches. Churches especially should defund all companies that philanthropically support Planned Parenthood and communicate that they have done so. Most church members would not want their denominational leaders and pastors to own stock and partner with companies that support abortion.
“To start,” he continued, “Free Will Baptist church members should demand their leaders to immediately defund all companies in the Free Will Baptist Pension Plan that profit from or philanthropically support abortion. How can we expect Congress to defund Planned Parenthood when churches in America that should stand for life are partnering as stock owners with companies that support Planned Parenthood and fund this diabolical industry?”
Walker is working with Pastor Tim Larrimore of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster, South Carolina, who is prayerfully calling upon his denominational leaders in Nashville to remove all companies from their Pastors Pension Plan that philanthropically support Planned Parenthood, either directly or indirectly.
“It’s time for Tennessee Free Will Baptist pastors to step up and demand their leaders defund all companies that are owned in their pension plan that give to Planned Parenthood and make their holdings public,” Walker added. “How much of God’s money is OK to invest in companies that support Planned Parenthood? None.”
TNPN is a state chapter of the American Pastors Network (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net), the largest national network dedicated to equipping pastors to be a voice for truth in the public square.
TNPN and APN offer pastors numerous online resources that help clergy choose sermon topics and find information for other church ministries. With some free and some paid resources, topics include abortion, apologetics, creation, the culture crisis, economics, education, the environment, history, homosexuality, Islam and marriage, along with many others.
The Tennessee Pastors Network encourages pastors to bring together biblical and constitutional principles in their sermons and provides resources to pastors throughout the state. For more information on TNPN, visit its website at www.tnpastors.net, its Facebook page or call (931) 260-5301.