Lifeway Christian Resources
December 18, 2011 by staff
Lifeway Christian Resources, The Southern Baptist Convention’s LifeWay Christian Resources has pulled its pink Bibles for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation , because it does not wish to be linked to Planned Parenthood, who had been a recipient of some of the funds from the sale of the bibles for breast cancer screenings. The Tennessean reports:
Southern Baptist-owned LifeWay Christian Resources is recalling its pink Bible because it benefited a charity with ties to Planned Parenthood. The “Here’s Hope Breast Cancer Bible” was sold at Walmart stores and other major retailers, with a dollar per copy going to the Dallas-based Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
LifeWay decided to recall the Bible after receiving complaints that some of the breast cancer charity’s local affiliates donated funds to Planned Parenthood. Thomas Rainer, president of LifeWay, called the project a mistake.
“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,” Rainer said in a statement.
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