But no. It seems some hamhanded Googling got them into this weird fix.
Remember Lilith Fair?
Lilith Fair is a concert tour and traveling music festival, founded by Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan, Nettwerk Music Group's Dan Fraser and Terry McBride, and New York talent agent Marty Diamond, which took place during the summers of 1997 to 1999. Its website says that it will return in 2010. It consisted solely of female solo artists and female-led bands. In its 3 years, Lilith Fair raised over $10M for women's charities throughout North America, helping to pave the way for female musicians the world over.
It is coming back this year.
But with a twist. In a laudable effort to have fans choose the lucky charities in each venue, organizers 'pre-selected' some lady-friendly sounding outfits and made the lists voteable.
That pre-selection pissed off potential fans in Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Seattle, and Kansas City when they clicked on their towns and recognized known Crisis Pregnancy Centers, aka Fake Clinics. Also, weirdly, group homes for pregnant teens and religious-based adoption agencies.
So they started a Facebook group to protest.
The RH Reality Check article says that the CPCs were taken off then put back in with a peculiar statement:
The Lilith organizers opened the local charity selection process up to the public because we strongly value and respect your input, and feel you should have a voice in what your money will support. We understand that no one knows these communities better than those who reside in them. In the coming days, we'll open up this selection process even further by allowing you to suggest charities you feel should be recognized and included in the Choose Your Charity campaign. Stay tuned for more information.
Sarah McLachlan is quite the philanthropist, but I seriously question whether she'd want dough from Lilith Fair to go to these lying, manipulative, Christo-Talibannies.
Aside: I was pleased to see no Christo-Talibannies on Toronto's list.