Joe Carter noted here last week that Russell Moore described Planned Parenthood as a thrall of Mammon. GetReligion contributor and Christianity Today columnist Mollie Hemingway has this to say about the coverage of Planned Parenthood in the context of the last few week’s of religion reporting:
But this week? Whoa. If you thought that the media were irreligious, you were proved wrong. They couldn’t be more religious. It’s just that their church is Planned Parenthood. Their sacrament is abortion. Any attack against their church, such as Susan G. Komen’s decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood, has been met with the most fervent defense of the faith I’ve ever seen. Never mind that Planned Parenthood doesn’t even do mammograms. Never mind that the money in question is a small fraction of either organization’s budget.
As I said before, I think we’re mistaken if we think Planned Parenthood and the abortion culture is just about “profit motive.” We are dealing with true believers.