The Southern-Baptist-owned LifeWay Christian Book Store has pulled the above pink Bible from its shelves. Why? Because for each one sold, $1 is donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation to fight breast cancer.
Apparently, the Susan G. Komen foundation gives a small amount of money to Planned Parenthood to provide breast cancer screenings. Is LifeWay worried that some of the proceeds from the Bible will go to fund abortions (which comprise just 3% of the services offered by Planned Parenthood)? NOPE. According to them:
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.
In other words, LifeWay knows the money will only be used to fight breast cancer – they just can’t stand the thought of being associated with an organization that tirelessly advocates and supports women’s health.