Joss Whedon — celebrated writer, producer and director of such hits as “Firefly,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “The Avengers” — is helping Planned Parenthood raise money by donating “an extra $50 (up to $100,000 total)” for every new monthly donor they sign up in the month of December:
Love Joss Whedon? Want him to make a donation in your name? Start a monthly donation to PP & he'll chip in $50. https://t.co/uCBChp5IEW
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) December 26, 2015
Planned Parenthood calls this, “Shiny,” which is a quote from Whedon’s “Firefly” TV series and means “cool.”
So, since we’re quoting “Firefly” characters, we’re reminded of this exchange between Captain Malcolm Reynolds, played by Nathan Fillion, and the assassin sent to kill Reynolds and his crew:
The Operative: There are a lot of innocent people being killed in the air right now.
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: You have no idea how true that is.
A lot of innocent people being killed on the ground right now, too.
@PPact Thanks for letting me know to avoid the movies of a baby-killing supporter.
— Jack Arnold (@MrJackArnold) December 26, 2015
@PPact Don't think I want my name associated with slaughtering unborn babies.
— Greg (@mypalfish) December 26, 2015
@PPact May God have mercy on your soul.
— Mark in Sandy UT (@MarkJDietl) December 26, 2015
@PPact No thanks, I don't support murderers.
— Dominic Huber (@dominostl) December 27, 2015