A short time ago I went out to run a few errands and pick up a few supplies.
As I entered the second store on my list of places to go a kind saleswoman approached me and asked, "Would you like to help save babies by donating a dollar to the March of Dimes?"
"No, thank you," I answered. "The March of Dimes supports Planned Parenthood, the leading provider of abortions in our country, and that's a strange way to save babies."
This isn't the first time I've done this, and I can never be quite sure how the other person will respond.
She responded saying that she had not known about the connection and that she was only doing her job. I don't doubt that.
I then told her of the connection between the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Planned Parenthood and the causes of breast cancer. She was unaware of these, as well.
She thanked me warmly and sincerely, shook my hand, and wished me a good day. The saleswoman near her was also unaware of these connections and was glad to learn of them, too.
Some times we just need to be a little bold, and kindly speak the truth.