LifeWay Christian Bookstore has pulled the 'Komen Bible' from its outlets because for every one that was sold, $1 dollar went to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a breast cancer charity well-known for organizing 'Race for the Cure.'
Susan G. Komen Foundation donates some of its funds to breast cancer health programs sponsored by Planned Parenthood.
Because Planned Parenthood also provides abortions, LifeWay immediately said they had “made a mistake” in selling the Bible.
“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.”
For its part, the Susan G. Komen Foundation states that “Komen funding is used exclusively to provide breast cancer programs” and that “under no circumstances are Komen funds used to fund abortions or other non-breast services.”
Ohio’s Catholic Bishops banned parishes and Catholic schools from donating to the Susan G. Komen Foundation because it is a contributor to Planned Parenthood. All donations were banned to avoid even the possibility of cooperation in morally unacceptable activities.
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