Thrivent - Establish policies to disallow pro-abortion groups from receiving funds and to allow pro-life groups to continue receiving funds.
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Thrivent Financial advertises themselves to be a faith-based, Christian fraternal benefits society. They provide insurance policies and finance products to their Members, who all share the common bond of being Christian.
Because they are non-profit, Thrivent has to disburse the income they make off of the products their Members own. Thrivent does this through various charitable giving programs.
Thrivent has for at least the past 8 years been providing charitable gifts to pro-abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice. I feel this is inconsistent with their claim to be Christian, and this action on their part is offensive to many of their Members' Christian beliefs.
To rightly claim to be a Christian organization, Thrivent should cease funding pro-abortion groups. They can do this by establishing a policy that explicitly disallows organizations that advocate for abortion, or act in a pro-abortion manner, from receiving funds through either the Thrivent Choice progam or the Thrivent Gift Multiplier program, or through local Chapters. The policy should also exclude pro-abortion organizations from any future charitable giving programs Thrivent may establish.
In addition, Thrivent should establish a policy that ensures that organizations that could be described as "pro-life" (crisis pregnancy centers, education and advocacy organizations like Lutherans for Life, and other such groups) can continue to receive funding through the programs named above, or any other such charitable giving programs that Thrivent might establish in the future.
This action would be consistent with the Christian foundation that Thrivent claims to hold. This action would be consistent with the firmly held beliefs of Thrivent's Members. This action would be in agreement with the Holy Writings which Thrivent's Members consider to be the True Word of God. This action would be consistent with Jesus Christ's command to the Body of Christ to be a people of mercy and love for all, whether born or unborn.
By signing this petition, you will let Thrivent know that this is not a minor issue for a select few, but one of utmost importance to the whole Christian Church on earth.
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