Damn, that's a good feeling

The Susan G. Komen Foundation which recently was willing to cede ground to breast cancer to slake conservatives has changed its mind again.  They’re going to continue to give grant money to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screening.  w00t!

Let’s review what happened here.  Conservatives bullied the Komen Foundation into a decision.  Up until recently, that would’ve been the end of it.  However, this time the secularists (and presumably the religious people who haven’t let faith supplant compassion) pushed back.  Hard.

We saw it with State Sen. Beth Moura in Rhode Island who had to shut down her twitter account due to atheists going feral when she sniped at Jessica Ahlquist.  The time is passing when throwing their weight around will work for the religious.  The secularists are becoming organized, and if the deeply faithful swing, odds are we’re going to be able to swing back harder.  And if the Komen Foundation doesn’t follow through on their apology by continuing to fund those grants in the future, you can bet we’ll be right back on them.

It’s a damn good feeling.  It’s great to see so many caring and so many willing to fight rather than just sitting around and waiting for the faithful to stop being silly because we’re so friendly.


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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.