America's Democracy is being taken over at every level by the puppet masters who drive the Tea Party, the NRA, and now, even those non profit entities we thought were working for the greater good, such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Komen lobbied to eliminate the research that would look into the environmental connection to breast cancer, lobbied against the public option for health care, and against public funding of diagnostic and treatment programs for under priviledged women. The fund raising juggernaut turns out to be nothing more than a funnel for money flowing to its own connected people and organizations. Since the big money is not in prevention of breast cancer those programs are opposed, and since the big money IS in treatment, Komen's funding flows to programs that push women into for profit venues.
More of this will pop up in the next week but here's an advance on what is to come from an activist who has seen it first hand...
It's time to stand up and fight!
Update: Is Komen a big fraud in the first place?
What are these particular Christians so afraid of? They support allowing government employees to post Christian religious tracts on school property but are afraid of an essay written by a very smart and thoughtful student that espouses no religion? Why not face those fears and be proud of this young person as a product of her education? Is their religion so weak that it must replace the love and tolerance that Jesus called for with hate, fear, and oppression?
Unless she's right in her claims and they really are discriminating against her and the ideas she presents. How weak this particular brand of Christianity must be if it can't tolerate opposing ideas.
Not all Christians are like that.
The ACLU has a very good publication that guides teachers and administrators in what is legal, constitutional, and right when considering actions regarding religious activities at school.