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Pro-Abortion “Christian” Pastors Distribute Condoms Outside Hobby Lobby to Protest SCOTUS Decision
life news ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/04/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT by Morgana

Pro-abortion pastors from different “Christian” denominations distributed condoms outside a Hobby Lobby store to protest this week’s Supreme Court decision giving it and other companies the ability to opt out of the Obamacare HHS mandate that compels them to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees.

This comes after a NARAL board member suggested abortion activists have sex in Hobby Lobby stores as a protest.

The Chicago Sun Times has more on what happened:

hobbylobby27Christian clergy and activists from different faiths protested outside a Hobby Lobby on Route 59 Wednesday in protest of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that says some companies can opt out of new health provisions for no-cost prescription contraception for women.

The gathering was organized by retired minister Rev. Emmy Lou Belcher of the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church and the Rev. Mark Winters of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Naperville. The group distributed packets of condoms and contraception information to shoppers going into the Route 59 and 75 Street store on the Aurora side of Route 59.

“This is an issue about power, where employers control the most intimate details of their employees’ lives,” Belcher said.

Belcher said she was surprised by Monday’s Supreme Court decision. She said the decision was not a matter of religious freedom, but rather corporate control.

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“This may be the religious beliefs of the owners, but employees are not required to pass a religious litmus test and that is essentially what the Supreme Court has dipped its foot into,” she said.

“It’s hard enough to find a job without having to vet the religious beliefs of your boss first,” said Cheryl Newman, of Naperville.

Some people accepted the free condoms, while others turned away and said no. One woman handed the packet back and when several feet away screamed back in defense of Hobby Lobby.

“I know them and they are Godly people!” the woman exclaimed.

LifeNews has written and will continue to write about the pro-life victory in the Supreme Court’s decision on Hobby Lobby and the pro-abortion side’s reaction to it.

We previously featured a cartoon that encapsulates the pro-abortion response in 10 seconds. Here is another one.


TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: condoms; contraception; grievouswolves; hobbylobby; pastors; prolife; religiousleft; scotus; unitarians

1 posted on 07/04/2014 9:51:51 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

They should have distributed aborticents instead of condoms. At least then, there would be no question about whether they understand the evil they are siding with.


2 posted on 07/04/2014 9:56:06 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Morgana

These people are intellectually confused and emotionally overwrought. It makes them useful idiots.


3 posted on 07/04/2014 9:59:08 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Morgana
The gathering was organized by retired minister Rev. Emmy Lou Belcher of the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church and the Rev.

The terms "Unitarian" and "Christian" are mutually exclusive.

4 posted on 07/04/2014 9:59:17 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rats and RINOs, who are destroying America, may you be screwed by the fickle finger of fate)
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To: Mark17

That is what I thought.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 10:02:50 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Morgana

Morons love to show their stupidity to the world.

It’s like a Idiot Pride Parade


6 posted on 07/04/2014 10:06:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Morgana

First, notice women pastors are acting foolishly. They always seem in support of unBiblical causes.

Last, this is epic stupidity. One can buy condoms in stores. Hobby Lobby employees are paid above minimum wage & can afford them.


7 posted on 07/04/2014 10:08:29 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: RginTN

The Bible doesn’t allow for Christian pastors.


8 posted on 07/04/2014 10:15:02 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Mark17

Same goes for UCC. Especially TUCC.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 10:17:07 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Salvavida

Sarcasm or what would the bible allow?


10 posted on 07/04/2014 10:22:10 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: DannyTN
They should have distributed aborticents instead of condoms. At least then, there would be no question about whether they understand the evil they are siding with.

They're attention whores on a budget...oh, and they're disgusting, too.

11 posted on 07/04/2014 10:22:14 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: Morgana
"Christian"pastors? I think not.

Universal Unitarians would object strongly to being lumped in with the term "Christian pastors!"

12 posted on 07/04/2014 10:22:44 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Morgana

Oprah Christians. These are the ones who believe all roads lead to heaven.

Pray America wakes up


13 posted on 07/04/2014 10:36:21 PM PDT by bray (Palin/Putin 2016)
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To: Morgana

Hobby Lobby is paying for more kinds of contraceptives than these so- called “Christians” even know how to use. Foxes in sheeps’ clothing. Will do just about anything to undermine or ridicule faith.


14 posted on 07/04/2014 10:42:11 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Morgana

Not only are these ministers morally wrong, they seem kind of stupid. They simply cannot think logically. They cannot grasp the very, very simple distinction between having the right to purchase something, and demanding that someone else pay for that something.


15 posted on 07/04/2014 11:04:31 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Morgana

Time for some Nicaean-era justice on this heathen satanist


16 posted on 07/04/2014 11:35:21 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: RginTN; Salvavida

Salvavida probably meant ‘women pastors’.


17 posted on 07/04/2014 11:44:58 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Morgana

You cannot be be pro-abortion and be a Christian it is simply that simple


18 posted on 07/04/2014 11:54:22 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: El Cid

LOL. Yes, you are correct. Tired eyes.


19 posted on 07/05/2014 1:00:08 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Morgana

These people are crazy. Stark raving batsh*t crazy.


20 posted on 07/05/2014 2:54:21 AM PDT by Tax-chick (If I die before I wake, feed Jake.)
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To: Morgana

Don’t these idiots know that Hobby Lobby still provides 16 contraceptives for employees in their insurance program. They just don’t provide those that will abort a child, only those that prevent pregnancy. http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3176213/posts

Furthermore, when I read “Pro-abortion pastors from different “Christian” denominations”, I shutter to think what our Holy God in Heaven has in store for them.


21 posted on 07/05/2014 3:20:41 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: ImNotLying

shudder not shutter


22 posted on 07/05/2014 3:22:29 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: Morgana

Good grief. Condoms are covered by Hobby Lobby’s insurance. The only thing not covered are abortifacients.

What mendacious morons.


23 posted on 07/05/2014 4:06:57 AM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Morgana

Employers controlling the most intimate details of employees lives?
Prefer the Fed Govt doing that instead??
Their open-mindedness has led to the brains falling out..


24 posted on 07/05/2014 4:55:01 AM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: Morgana

Unitarians are not Christian.


25 posted on 07/05/2014 4:58:24 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Morgana

Pro-Abortion “Christian” Pastors

Something is wrong with that wording.


26 posted on 07/05/2014 5:46:31 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Morgana

Big Religion circling the bowl.


27 posted on 07/05/2014 5:50:44 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: Salvavida
The Bible doesn’t allow for Christian pastors.

You might want to expound on that notion ...

I Corinthians 27: Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues[d]? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.

28 posted on 07/05/2014 5:52:00 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Salvavida
4:11 καὶ αὐτὸς ἔδωκεν τοὺς μὲν ἀποστόλους τοὺς δὲ προφήτας τοὺς δὲ εὐαγγελιστάς τοὺς δὲ ποιμένας καὶ διδασκάλους
29 posted on 07/05/2014 5:55:13 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DannyTN

Unitarians would be mightily surprised and angry to be called ‘Christians.” They most specifically are not.

How can you tell that you are at a Unitarian church? Check out the parking lot. If there are more that 5 Priuses with Obama stickers, it’s a Unitarian Universalist Society meeting. You will also see bumper stickers celebrating paganism and atheism. That’s why they call themselves “inclusive” not Christian.


30 posted on 07/05/2014 5:55:22 AM PDT by neocon1984
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To: Morgana

I don’t know of a man anywhere who has used medical insurance to buy condoms. This is playing on the ignorance of these so-called “christian preachers”.
I may go to Hobby Lobby today. I’ll see if any fools are outside giving away abortificants.


31 posted on 07/05/2014 6:39:20 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Morgana

Birth control was never the issue, but then why leave out the facts?


32 posted on 07/05/2014 7:39:40 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: rockvillem

Condoms run 14 cents each thru Amazon.com, and birth control pills are under $10/month at Wal-Mart. So the idea that either is a financial burden is a tough sell.

Even tougher is convincing me I should be paying for sex I’m not having. What is next? Do I have to buy the booze to make the girl look good or feel willing? Do I have to pick out the drapes in the bedroom, and wash their sheets afterwards?


33 posted on 07/05/2014 7:51:43 AM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: Morgana

IF I were Hobby Lobby I would have someone outside each store also handing out condoms, saying that if everyone used condoms, then they wouldn’t need the 4 contraceptives that they won’t pay for.


34 posted on 07/05/2014 9:14:23 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: Morgana
At least they were giving them away free, no co-pay.
35 posted on 07/05/2014 12:34:31 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: Morgana

Let me guess....some if not most of them are from the PCUSA??


36 posted on 07/05/2014 2:25:06 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: bray

ReallY!!


37 posted on 07/05/2014 2:26:19 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: Morgana

‘“It’s hard enough to find a job without having to vet the religious beliefs of your boss first,” said Cheryl Newman, of Naperville.’

Tell that to the prolife, proBiblically orthodox marriage Christian employees of companies like Chase Bank where they pressure their employees to tow the anti-Biblical perspective line.


38 posted on 07/05/2014 3:12:30 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: chaosagent
"IF I were Hobby Lobby I would have someone outside each store also handing out condoms, " +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Aww come on can't you get more creative than that? Why not get the Gideons to pass out free Bibles? I'd love to see that. The Gideons at the same times as these charlatans. bible rosary photo: rosary and holy bible new-holy-bible-and-rosary-beads--u2.jpg
39 posted on 07/05/2014 3:24:11 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

http://www.withchrist.org/tenets.htm

Tenet of the

Religious Left

Inclusivism rules, so...
If you disagree with us, you’re intolerant and hateful...
God is Whatever or Whoever…
There are many paths to ‘God’…
There is no such thing as Divine revelation, truth is what science or reason says it is at the moment or what works for you...
The Bible is outdated, of limited value, and in most areas simply wrong…unless interpreted to support what we believe...
Science is infallible, not the Bible...
The Creation account is myth; evolution is fact...
No human life is sacred; in or out of the womb...
Mankind is basically good and self-redemption is possible…
I’m OK, you’re O.K…, unless you’re a member of the religious right or a social conservative...
Accountability is harmful to our self-esteem...
All morals and cultural norms are ‘social constructs,’ none is superior to another...
Lust, love, and sentimentality are all one and the same…
Private behavior has no public consequence...
Our set of social good works are the highest virtue...
Our involvement in politics is perfectly ok; but the religious right violates ‘separation of church and state’.
You can’t impose your values on us, but we can legislate and shove ours down your throat...
Public schools are great; they advance OUR enlightened liberal agenda under the guise of religious ‘neutrality’...
We are never guilty of hypocrisy...


40 posted on 07/05/2014 3:39:42 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Popman

It was a typo: I menat to say “women” pastors.


41 posted on 07/05/2014 5:45:09 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

You won’t (didn’t?) for at least five reasons:

- that would demonstrate that they understand the ruling
- pretending that condoms are outlawed doesn’t help them wail about “The Republican War On Women!”
- NEVER MENTION THE A-WORD!
- they are definitely more expensive than condoms
- that would in fact be some kind of “practicing medicine without a license”, plus the matter of how they obtained the pills themselves


42 posted on 07/05/2014 9:26:11 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: snappahead; Morgana
“This is an issue about power, where employers control the most intimate details of their employees’ lives,” Belcher said."

1. If this "intimate detail" is none of your boss's business, why do you expect him to pay for it?

2. I thought YOU were supposed to be in control of these "most intimate details" of your lives. If you were, there wouldn't be a problem.

3. Yeah, WalMart still has the basic oral contraceptive, Ortho Tri-Cyclen, at $27 for a 3 month supply. At $9 per month, it's a lot less than you paid for your fingernails.

43 posted on 07/10/2014 12:50:36 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Don't be evil.)
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