“I didn't know there was a problem with race in Buddhism. I'm pretty sure the Buddha didn't teach racism - but maybe I missed that Sutra. If someone has a problem with skin color - that isn't a reflection of the religion, but a personal issue that really should be worked on.
I've seen skisms in other communities and that is sad. The vinaya is clear about this behavior. It is a serious offense to bar someone who honestly seeks Dharma or to discourage someone from seeking it based upon skin color.”
“I left a reply on a different comment with the same message - I deeply believe in the mission of Komen but I couldn't disagree more with their choice to play politics with womens lives. I wont easily reverse course. I've have already emailed and called them to let them know how angry I am. I just changed my biweekly donation to them to where it should have been - ZERO.
How iron is it - an organization devoted to Women's Heath abandoning another organization that helps women with free healthcare and cancer screening!”
“This woman Nancy Brinker needs to be fired. I have lost a huge amount of respect for them, but they do have a great mission. I watched a woman that loved die from this disease. They did have good programs and was able to support her with good advice and other programs. I also believe in giving someone a second chance and perhaps they might get one as well. But that isn't something I believe is easily given.
Especially in this instance where through some twist of irony they placed politics ahead of a womans life.
I am so angry - she DIED in part because she didn't have insurance when she found a lump in her breast. When she finally got that insurance and got it checked out she was stage 3a. She left 3 great children behind.
I think there should be a different Susan Koman Foundation - one that like Planned Parent stands by its original mission and doesn't play politics.”
“Unreal - I wont support, participate, or donate to SGK until that decision is reversed.”
anothervoice2 on Feb 1, 2012 at 17:04:34
“Please don't reverse your decision even if they do. Nancy Brinker their CEO was a bundler for GWB. And their VP of Public Policy Karen Handel ran on that anti-choice platform (for governor of GA).”
SpencersMom on Feb 1, 2012 at 17:00:16
“nope, not even then for me because any foundation who allowed this to happen without understanding the ramifications isn't fit to manage charitable contributions. I wouldn't trust them with a penny...”