Wednesday, February 1, 2012

POWER IN THE BLOOD DENIED!



Mark 5:24-34
Mark 11:15-17

Today’s New York Times reports that the Southern Baptist Convention has scored another victory in the war against women waged by fundamentalist “christians.”
        In a decision that is inflaming passions on both sides of the abortion debate, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is cutting off its financing of breast cancer screening and education programs run by Planned Parenthood affiliates.
       
        . . . Anti-abortion advocates and Web sites have criticized the Komen foundation’s financing of Planned Parenthood for years. And in December, LifeWay Christian Resources, which is owned by the Southern Baptist Convention, said it was recalling a pink Bible it was selling at Walmart and other stores because a dollar per copy was going to the Komen foundation and the foundation supported Planned Parenthood.
When was the last time any of these people who claim to follow Jesus read the story about the woman with “a chronic flow of blood for twelve years,” who had the audacity to touch Jesus’ clothes because she believed it would cure her illness?  Did Jesus snatch his robes away from her dirty fingers and call her a child murderer?  No – he called her “daughter” and said “your trust has cured you, go in peace.”

The SBC is so incensed at uppity women who want affordable health care, they won’t even give them the Bibles they insist were written by God Himself!  Instead, they SELL them to the poor who shop at Walmart, but only so long as those women don’t attempt to get their mammograms at Planned Parenthood!  Ever wondered what Jesus was protesting when he wrecked the tables of the money-changers in the Temple?  He wasn’t protesting the exchange of money.  He was protesting the corruption of the religious authorities

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