Reacting to a pledge from popular director and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon to match Planned Parenthood contributions, conservatives responded with a righteous fury calling him a "baby murderer" and saying it was time to burn their copies of "Firefly."
On the day before Christmas, Planned Parenthood tweeted: "Start your first monthly donation to Planned Parenthood now & Joss Whedon will chip in $50 in your name." The tweet included a link leading to a page noting Whedon would donate up to $100,000 in $50 increments for each person who signed up to make a monthly contribution to the health organization.
By lending his name to Planned Parenthood. Whedon enraged social conservatives -- many of whom accuse Planned Parenthood of murdering babies -- and who want the government to stop funding other health services provided by the organization.
They expressed their displeasure on Twitter, attacking the director of "The Avengers" movies, with the first commenter writing, "Thanks for letting me know to avoid the movies of a baby-killing supporter."
A sampling of attacks below:
@PPact @PPFA I didn't know Joss Whedon wasn't content killing your favorite characters... He needs to go after babies too— Thomas Hubbard (@Thomas Hubbard)1451167974.0
@PPact @PPFA I was in college, could've kept my baby. My boy/girl would be 25. " Donation" in YOUR name? If there is a god u should worry..— DIANE (@DIANE)1451290391.0
@PPact @PPFA ok. Joss can fund your slaughter house and the tax payers can keep the money u extort from them— Ryan Smyth (@Ryan Smyth)1451231598.0
@PPact Isaiah 57:5 You sin sexually under every green tree to worship your false gods. You kill children in the ravines and sacrifice them— Christ's Love (@Christ's Love)1451002834.0
@PPact I think Joss Whedon is a genius. Didn't know he was an evil one. Sorry but we're done. #FormerFan #PPKillsLiveBornBabiesForBrains— Person of the Year Nicholas Septangelos Rex (@Person of the Year Nicholas Septangelos Rex)1451264780.0
Others brought up the since disproved claims that Planned Parenthood sells fetal parts for a profit -- the same claim that launched Robert Lewis Dear to attack a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, killing three.
@PPact Joss is great but I have no interest in helping u kill babies. Are you still selling baby parts to the highest bidder?— ❌❌ Captain Chaos ❌❌ (@❌❌ Captain Chaos ❌❌)1451280094.0
.@PPact for a $500 donation Joss Weadon will autograph a 20 week old baby torso just for you!— Sympathy, Empathy, Dignity. (@Sympathy, Empathy, Dignity.)1451016678.0
@PPact @instapundit Sell your own body parts.— Kirk Hawkins (@Kirk Hawkins)1451016808.0
@PPact contribute $50 and you can get your own intact calvarium encased in glass! For $100 get a full fetus! All in easy auto deductions— PoliticAlBor (@PoliticAlBor)1451006359.0
And one person managed to attack a woman's right to choose while also defending his right to own guns:
@PPact @PPFA Joss Whedon. Gun grabber and advocate of mass murder for fun and profit.— lost in tragic boat accident. (@lost in tragic boat accident.)1451307023.0