What a charming holiday story: the nutsack owners of a Christian bookstore mega-chain are discontinuing sales of a particular Bible that donates one dollar of every sale to a breast cancer research charity, because of… what this time, charity being anti-free market or something? (Oops, we shouldn’t give them more ideas.) NO, it’s because the charity in question, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, donates some part of its monies to “breast cancer health programs” run by wingnut bogey-woman Planned Parenthood. So, um, breast cancer screenings are giving people abortions now or what?
CNN reports on this latest pro-death initiative from the “pro-life” people:
When Lifeway realized they were donating to a foundation that also donated to Planned Parenthood, they released a statement stating they “made a mistake.”
“When our leadership discovered the overwhelming concern that some of Komen’s affiliates were giving funds to Planned Parenthood, we began the arduous process of withdrawing this Bible from the market,” stated a release by Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay. “Though we have assurances that Komen’s funds are used only for breast cancer screening and awareness, it is not in keeping with LifeWay’s core values to have even an indirect relationship with Planned Parenthood.”
DOUBLE BONUS: Susan G. Komen picked Planned Parenthood because they are a non-profit health care provider, so hooray, there is a neat little “fuck the poor who didn’t get Jesus’s free market memo” aspect to this story after all:
“In all cases, Komen funding is used exclusively to provide breast cancer programs, including clinical breast exams conducted by trained medical personnel,” stated the release. “It’s important to note that Komen will only make grants to non-profit organizations. As many mammography providers are for-profit entities, we are only to fund mammography services through grants made to local non-profit service providers.”
Yeah, sounds pretty demonic. [CNN via Wonkette operative “chascates”]