TOPIC-Apparently Microsoft® is too big for the world. Or, at least, the world is too small.
In one of the more bizarre cases of board-celebrity-seeks-a-cause, software billionaire Bill Gates continues to be a champion of population control, arguing the growth of mankind is an economic and environmental threat that must be addressed.
Available for interviews to offer a uniquely integrated moral and economic view on the subject is Art Ally, founder and President of The Timothy Plan, a Christian-based, pro-life, pro-family mutual fund group that only invests in companies not involved in practices contrary to Judeo-Christian values.
Gates’ personal population-control project, so to speak, took off years ago when he began publically advocating contraception, vaccinations and “reproductive services”—in other words, abortion—to bring the world population down.
His and his wife’s latest move, just a few weeks ago, was to join abortionists at a United Nations ‘family planning’ summit, where population control was a centerpiece.
“I wonder how they would feel about the world needing fewer people if the ones who didn’t make the cut included them?” Ally asks rhetorically, citing that the “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2011 gave at LEAST $1.5 million to the U.N. Population Fund.”
So, in light of all this, what is the Timothy Plan perspective on Microsoft? …What kind of impact does a powerful business figure like Bill Gates have on such a sensitive issue involving abortion and population control? …And how does Gates’ argument about population growth damaging the economy stand up to Ally’s financial planning critique?
ABOUT ART ALLY:
Arthur D. Ally, who launched the Timothy Plan in 1994, is founder and President of the company, the nation’s leading Biblically based, pro-life, pro-family mutual fund group. The Timothy Plan uses stringent moral screening criteria designed to avoid investing shareholders’ money in any company that has a pattern of contributing to the cultural pollution of society.
Art is also general partner of Timothy Partners Ltd. (the fund’s sponsor/advisor) and past president of Covenant Financial Management, Inc. (CFM), a financial planning firm he founded in 1990 prior to establishing The Timothy Plan.
Ally is a former certified financial planner and former certified public accountant (CPA) with 30 years of experience in the investment industry.
Prior to forming CFM, Ally spent eight years with Shearson Lehman Brothers as vice president, branch manager and financial consultant and five years with Prudential Bache in the same capacity. Throughout his career in the investment industry, Ally has developed an area of expertise in money management selection through which he has helped individuals, retirement plans and non-profit organizations define their investment objectives and conduct searches for professional money managers.
That “money management selection” expertise is ingrained in Ally’s personal philosophy and that of the company, i.e., the “real key to good investment performance is good investment management.” It is the overriding reason why no funds are added to The Timothy Plan—the firm presently has nine different funds—until the company has identified and retained a top-tier money management firm that specializes in that fund’s asset category.
A much sought-after conference speaker, Ally has presented seminars and workshops for Christian conventions throughout the United States, has taught investment, financial and estate planning classes at the University of Central Florida.
Community and professional involvement includes National Association of Christian Financial Consultants (past president), Liberty Counsel of Florida (director) and teaching Sunday school at New Life Fellowship Baptist Church of Winter Springs, Florida.
A graduate of Cleveland State University with a degree in accounting and finance, he and his wife, Bonnie, have been married since 1961 and have three children and seven grandchildren.
Date Recorded: 8/29/2012
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