Hobby Lobby Hypocrisy

I just read a letter to the editor of our local newspaper. I was already angry about the whole self-serving “crap” pertaining to Hobby Lobby and their denying access to birth control to their female employees via the company’s insurance plan.

The letter proclaims that it is part of the Hobby Lobby owner’s religious conviction and, therefore, his right to want the denial of benefits. That is the cop out used when busy bodies want to interfere in the lives of those who do not embrace their beliefs. It is also a dangerous move to recognize a for-profit corporation as able to have a religious belief – individuals have beliefs. And this individual is hiding behind his corporation.

As in 99% of cases where one group thinks they have the right to determine or, I should say, undermine the rights of others, here you will find false or, at least, poor reasoning and self-serving hypocrisy. Hobby Lobby’s 401K investments are deeply tied to companies that produce contraceptives. Not only this, but a fair amount of what they sell is Made In China, where the one-child policy has resulted in millions of abortions. How hypocritical can you get?

In the past I have been a customer of Hobby Lobby, and I am now finding I resent every dime I ever put in their cash registers. I assure them they will never see me in their store again. I would like to echo the biblical saying referred to by this letter writer saying, “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” And, may I add, take care of your own business and you will have enough to do to in answering for your own transgressions.

I have a suggestion for those who want to tell women what they can do with their bodies, even though it is absolutely no one’s business.

If each of you would adopt one of those precious little babies we are going to “throw back over the border” to a deplorable life of hunger, and give them hope for their future it would help solve a humane challenge and make you a hero in what you think to be God’s eyes.


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