LifeWay Christian Resources, a Southern Baptist-owned chain, had been carrying a special edition of the Bible in their stores… but not anymore.
Here’s Hope: The Breast Cancer Awareness Bible mixed testimonials from breast cancer survivors with passages from the Bible.
So why is LifeWay no longer selling it?
Because $1.00 from each purchase was going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help find a cure for breast cancer.
What…? That doesn’t make sense. Really, why is LifeWay no longer selling it?
Because the Komen Foundation gives some money to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screening and awareness programs. And I guess breast cancer screenings make Baby Jesus cry…?
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.
How irrational can you get…? They admit that the money won’t go toward abortion services, and they still don’t want the money going to Planned Parenthood.
Here’s a completely accurate statement: LifeWay is removing Bibles from its shelves because some of the proceeds will go to saving women’s lives.
Why more Christians aren’t up in arms about this is appalling. They’ll boycott stores because employees say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”… but they won’t boycott LifeWay despite the store doing something actually awful.
(Thanks to Daniel for the link)