Toledo Roman Catholic Bishop Leonard Blair has banned parishes and parochial schools from raising funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, citing concerns that the global anti-cancer giant may someday fund embryonic stem-cell research. A similar ban on fund-raising for Komen was announced this year by Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati.

Bishop Blair, in his letter sent over the weekend to all priests and parishes in the 19-county Toledo diocese, stated that "at present the Komen Foundation does not fund" embryonic stem-cell research.

However, he said, "their policy does not exclude that possibility" and the foundation "may very well fund such research in the future."

COMMENT: That is not just bad logic it is fucking evil logic.



  1. This is SO EVIL I don’t know where to begin.

    Why doesn’t Rome just urge all women be lobotomized, because they’re being sentient “does not exclude that possibility” they might choose to, y’know, control their reproductive organs?

  2. I suspect their policy also does not “exclude the possibility” that they will eat their children and blow up airplanes. But then I suspect the policies of these two diocese don’t “exclude the possiblity” of those things, either.

  3. Raise your hands if you think—while ANY health-related research organization could be suspected of “someday doing stem-cell research”—it’s hardly coincidental that this Popoid came down on a women’s health-related research organization?

    The Gospel of Popoidism: “Ve Must Kontrol Ze Vimmins! Zey Are *Our* Vombs, in Zeir Bodies! Zey Vill Do Vat Ve Say, If It Kills Zem!”

  4. This is so monumentally stupid the mind reels. What makes it so evil is a, Komen does not fund such research and has no near-term plans to do so, and b, there have been amazing avenues of progress in developing stem cell lines using non-fetal cells as a basis. The sad thing is, what wil be done with the hundreds of thousands of abandoned embryos that will never be implanted? I think the Catholic Church could assume the perpetual costs of maintaining these embryos.

  5. While I was on the other side of the river Tiber, I studied about various kinds of sins, mortal, venial, of omission, etc. I don’t remember any called “possible sins of the future”.
    This guy want all of the$$$ to go to the parish coffers and not to be ‘wasted’ on charity.
    I say that because I knew a Pastor who went to Haiti and founded an orphanage. Back home again he set up a fund that could be donated to after folks paid their parish pledge. When his bishop heard about that, he called this guy “A dammed thief” and removed him from his pastorate in so called disgrace. Ugh!!