Skip to comments.Komen for the Cure founder hosts fundraiser for top gay activist organization
Posted on 02/07/2013 3:47:59 PM PST by NYer
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 7, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nancy Brinker, the founder of the breast cancer research organization Komen for the Cure, has thrown her weight behind another controversial cause: gay activism.
Together with her son Eric, Brinker hosted a reception for the gay legal advocacy organization Lambda Legal last month in Washington, D.C.
Lambda is one of the leading organizations promoting the homosexual agenda in the country.
The decision to host the reception comes almost exactly a year after Brinker's organization announced that it was cutting funding for Planned Parenthood, causing her social stigma and isolation among feminists and social progressives.
The Washington Post reported that Brinker’s decision to host the Lambda reception one year after the Planned Parenthood dust-up “may look like a bit of PR-savvy outreach to liberals turned off by Komen’s actions.” However, the paper points out that Brinker’s son Eric is gay, and her support for Lambda appears to be genuine.
Brinker’s liberal leanings on social issues shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise. Though a Republican, in 1996 Planned Parenthood of North Texas gave Brinker the Gertrude Shelburne Humanitarian Award, while she has served on the advisory board of that affiliate.
The CEO of Planned Parenthood of North Texas, Ken Lambrecht, an openly gay man, was one prominent Planned Parenthood supporter who refused to criticize Brinker last year, instead telling the Dallas Voice that he would like to get Brinker back on his advisory board.
Komen itself appears to have friendly relations with the homosexual community. The breast cancer organization has formed an advisory counsel specifically devoted to homosexual issues. Keen News Service, a homosexual news outlet, reports that Komen awarded more than 30 grants for “LGBT-related breast health projects” between 2007 and 2011.
All told, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been awarded by Komen to groups like New York City’s LGBT Community Center, which is described as the “largest LGBT multi-service organization on the East Coast and second largest LGBT community center in the world.” The community center received an $80,000 grant in 2010.
Another gay-focused organization, The Mautner Project, received $500,000 between 2008 and 2010, and another $200,000 after that. Many other similar organizations have received grants of approximately equal size.
Whether genuine or an act of posturing, it may help to revive Brinker's relationship with the trendy personalities with whom she momentarily broke ranks last year.
While the bulk of the responsibility for the Planned Parenthood cut (which Komen subsequently reversed) was placed upon Komen VP Karen Handel, who had a track record of social conservatism, Brinker herself did not escape unscathed in the eyes of American liberals.
A petition launched on Change.org demanded that Brinker step down as CEO, which she subsequently did - at least in name - while liberal flagships such as Jezebel, The Daily Beast, and The Huffington Post ran critical articles about the Komen founder.
Gay rights activists and organizations joined the fray, expressing fears that the Planned Parenthood cuts foreshadowed a change in approach towards the homosexual community.
“If pro-choice organizations are first, we can’t help but wonder if LGBT organizations are next,” asked Jim Key of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
Such fears are now allayed.
Eric Brinker, who is himself active with Komen, compared the work of Komen to that of Lambda.
“There’s actually a lot of similarities between their work and Komen’s mission,” he told the Post. “They help people who are underserved and sometimes left behind.”
LAMBDA is not just GAY, it’s UBER GAY!!!! STOP GIVING TO THESE ORGANIZATIONS!!! Is LAMBDA like NAMBLA....North American MAN BOY LOVE ASSOCICATION????
...and they donate to Planned Parenthood.
Kill babies. Hug faggots. Get paid half-a-mil a year.
That’s it. I’m not giving Komen one more dime. Not that I gave any previous dimes, either.
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Interesting that Lambda was the organization (or one of them) that Chief Justice Roberts did pro-bono work for when he was starting off in his career. I don't remember the final outcome of Komen and abortion support, someone ping me if you remember.
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No pink stuff for me!
People need to wake up and stop going along with the crowd, supporting this bunch because it’s the trendy thing to do.
So wearing pink “raises awareness.” What does that even MEAN? Who isn’t aware of breast cancer?
Forget the pink crap and the Komen people, and donate to a research hospital instead. You’ll be doing something real to help end breast cancer instead of making yourself feel good.
If women did not use hormone type brith control, had no abortions, and breast fed their children, there would be fewer cases of breast cancer. Not eliminate it, but fewer. Smoking or any other behavior that is unhealthy isn’t good either.
This “raise awareness” crap is crap. Makes money for them, that’s all.
And if reserachers continue to ignore the abortion/breast cancer link, they’re not being honest, either.
I wonder if all those folks giving to Komen thinking the money is going to ‘find the cure’, know that their money is going to so many things that have nothing to do with research on breast cancer.
Seems as though being connected with non-profits in a CEO etc position is a way to siphon money from gullible people. And in this case to advance evil agendas while pretending to do good.
***And if reserachers continue to ignore the abortion/breast cancer link, theyre not being honest, either.***
Why would they be honest? The breast cancer industry and the abortion industry make huge amounts of money and need each other to continue the scam. More abortions = more breast cancer = more “searching” = more donations. They will never “find a cure” because “searching” is so lucrative. The only reason Komen backed out of giving money to Planned Parenthood is because they got caught. If they could give without a huge uproar, they would do it. They have to make sure there will always be a reason to “search for the cure.”
You are absolutely correct.
“Search” forever, never find a cure, suck in money, and advance leftist agendas.
That's the part that stopped me. If people who want a "cure" for breast cancer support organizations which back "medical procedures" which significantly increase the chance of the surviving patient getting breast cancer, all they are doing is laying track for their own gravy train, over the bodies of murdered babies and breast cancer victims alike.
Whether or not a woman had an abortion, if she has breast cancer I am sure it is heartwarming that Komen supports all the "trendy" causes, removing money from research into the very problem they allege they are out to solve.
Raising money to support cancer research and then giving it away to support abortionists or Homosexuals, is tantamount to fraud.