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Pro Life thoughts in a pro choice world through the eyes of a convert. I took early retirement after working in the social work and Human Resources fields but remain active by being involved in pro life education, lobbying and speaking .



Monday, December 12, 2011

Lifeway publishes Bible that benefits Komen who donate to PP....

 I am still awaiting my response  but Moral Outcry reports receiving this response via email:

"Thank you for your email regarding B&H's Cancer Awareness
Bible.  Please know LifeWay Christian Resources is committed to placing
God's Word into the hands of people who are grieving, suffering and/or
hopeless because of breast cancer. We do not support Planned
Parenthood's mission or message, directly or indirectly.  We will finish
our commitment and contract with the Koemen Breast Cancer Foundation,
but will not have any ongoing relationship.

Please join us in prayer that those suffering from breast cancer will be comforted by these Bibles."

Moral Outcry reports  that a new Bible is on the market with a link to Komen giving  5% of the purchase  to Komen. 
"The publisher," B&H Publishing is known for the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), a relatively new and solid Bible translation. B&H is a division of Lifeway ResourcesLifeway is a  resource from the Southern Baptist Convention, generally a strong supporter of the right to life." 
It is also being sold at Walmart.  This is surprising to many of us in TN. Nashville is the corporate home for Lifeway and B&H publishing. We have many Lifeway outlets here. The Southern Baptists have always been strong on their pro life convictions.

Is this ignorance on their part of the history of Susan G. Komen  partnering with Planned Parenthood? It seems unlikely. Would they put commercial interest over core principles??

I have called B&H publishing who acknowledge that they published this for outlets such as Walmart and make a point to tell me that Lifeway stores do not sell this product. Yes, they are owned by Lifeway.  As to the decision to partner with Komen who will receive 5% of the purchase....that's when they take my name and number and say someone will get back to me. I await their call and/or response to my email with the same question. Lifeway of course simply state they do not sell it and refer me to B&H.
It took a little research on the Komen website but when I did a search for Lifeway...this came up.

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Result TypeLifeWay Christian Resources9/29/2011 12:16:04 PM

Holman Bible Publishers d/ b/ a LifeWay Christian Resources Susan G. Komen for the Cure is proud to partner with Holman Bible Publishers and LifeWay Christian Resources. From October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012, 1.00 will be donated to Komen for the Cure for each Breast Cancer Awareness Bible sold, with...
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Fred said...

Fred has left a new comment on your post "Lifeway Bible supports Komen who support Planned P...":

Did you call LifeWay and ask about the decision? The Southern Baptist Convention is strongly pro-life and thousands of its member churches participate in the full range of pro-life activities. To even imply they have put money over principle without checking with them is beyond the pale.

If you note the comments at Moral Outcry--the ones she bothers to moderate--there is some confusion as to whether they have their facts straight, so I won't take their "reporting" at face value until that gets cleared up.

(Note to Fred: my original post got deleted with I was trying to do an update and put in the screen shot. I am blaming my skills and not attributing it to anything sinister. So I have reposted your comments. As you can see from my update...I am not getting too many answers but await their call.

Fred said...

In case you missed this: