“The idea that anyone would suggest Komen had a political agenda is absurd,” Handel told The Daily Beast.
But for Carole Kirk of Atlanta, simply being a woman is not enough of a reason to support Handel.
Handel says Komen had "ongoing discussions with Planned Parenthood" about the issue, even exchanging proposed public statements.
Handel herself strongly defends Brinker against the critics.
She says the group "browbeat" Komen into reversing its decision, sparking a media storm that led Handel and many others to resign.
It was therefore determined that Handel should return to Halle, and be placed once more under the care of his old master.
Mainwaring is our only authority for the story of Handel's early life.
The king soon recognized the author of the music, and his resentment against Handel began to soften.
It was Mattheson, by his own account, who introduced Handel to the musical life of Hamburg.
The love of music, however, was strong within him, and the meeting with Handel seems to have fired his passion anew.