Susan G Komen For The Cure
December 18, 2011 by staff
Susan G Komen For The Cure, In a December 14 article, LifeNews.com noted, “In a victory for pro-life advocates, LifeWay Christian Bookstores has taken a Bible sold to fund the Komen breast cancer foundation (which funds [abortion provider] Planned Parenthood) off of its bookshelves.”
Approximately one dollar from the purchase of each Bible would have been donated by LifeWay (a resource of the Southern Baptist Convention) to the Komen Foundation, whose affiliates this year gave almost $700,000 to Planned Parenthood.
Bound4Life’s Susan Tyrrell had observed,
What’s more disturbing about this Bible is who publishes it. Bible publisher B&H Publishing is known for the Holman Christian Standard Bible … a solid Bible translation. B&H is a division of Lifeway Resources. … It’s baffling to me how such a large company could have missed the memo about Komen, which has been published from sea to shining sea.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation had partnered with B&H Publishing to publish the Here’s Hope breast cancer awareness Bible. Sold through retailers such as Wal-Mart, it was described this way:
The Here’s Hope Breast Cancer Bible is a reminder that God has not forgotten you, a friend, or loved one who has been impacted by breast cancer. Not only will you find encouragement and inspiration through testimonies from breast cancer survivors but more importantly you’ll encounter God’s life-sustaining words for you.
Baptist Press quoted LifeWay President Thom Rainer from a statement he released Wednesday:
As this project has developed, we realized it was 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. 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.
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