Skip to comments.Christian Groups Petition Hobby Lobby Over HHS Lawsuit
Posted on 09/29/2012 12:43:20 PM PDT by jr48154
Christian activists are demanding Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. drop its lawsuit opposing the Health and Human Services preventive services mandate.
The Rev. Lance Schmitz, pastor of the Capitol Hill Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City, Okla., was turned away from Hobby Lobby's headquarters Thursday when he attempted to deliver a petition.
I thought they'd let me drop off the package, Schmitz said. I thought a Christian business would be interested in hearing from a pastor with a petition signed by thousands of people of faith. I guess Hobby Lobby is more interested in using their faith to score political points than in finding a way to ensure that its female employees get the health care they need.
The pastor said more than 80,000 people had signed copies of a petition circulated nationwide by the online Christian group Faithful America, and women's rights group UltraViolet.
Hobby Lobby's lawsuit, filed earlier this month in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, seeks protection from Obamacare's preventive services mandate, which forces businesses to provide the morning-after and week-after pillswithout co-payin their health insurance plans. If Hobby Lobby failed to comply with this mandate, it would face fines up to $1.3 million per day.
By being required to make a choice between sacrificing our faith or paying millions of dollars in fines, we essentially must choose which poison pill to swallow, explained David Green, founder and CEO of the arts and craft store company. We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.
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They are activists but they are not Christian activists.No matter what they like to call themselves and who they claim to be, Chgristians do not work for Socialists and communists, nor do they vote for Democrats
“We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.
God bless him and may his business prosper even more.
Hobby Lobby rules.
We’re getting one locally and it’s opening 10/11 or 10/12 and *I cannot wait*.
I was driving 50 miles each way to shop HL and was happy to do so simply because of their business policy and incredible selection.
Agreed - I found it interesting the preacher trying to deliver the petition was from a Nazarene church, generally a fundamentalist group.
[maybe Westboro Baptist “Church” will protest Hobby Lobby next]
Send your letters of support:
I do think the biggest travesty is that Christianity is being hijacked here by the so-called “Christian group” of those protesting HL’s lawsuit.
Their disingenuous brand of religion subscribes not only to abortion, but also to imposing such a belief on other Christians.
ESAD Rev Lance.
Thank you. I will.
As it turns out, Nazarenes are all over the map in the same way as the old line Protestant churches. From far left to far right.
From what I know of Lance Schmitz he is of the far-left, social justice, pro-choice variety. The organization FaithfulAmerica is cut from the same cloth.
As for Ultraviolet, here is an issue they consider agonizingly important enough for them to list as one of the reasons for their founding: "In the winter of 2011, iPhones Siri was able to instruct users in where to find Viagra, adult escorts, and even where to score drugs, but couldnt locate a single abortion provider in New York City."
So this remains a battle not about women's health, but about the right to kill babies. I would have more respect for them if they would simply say it.
An one more point. Ultraviolet and FaithfulAmerica are national organizations. As an Okie myself, I cannot imagine it would be possible to get 80,000 Oklahomans to sign that petition.
Done, thank you for the link :)
I guess my experience around Nazarenes must have been limited to those on the fundamentalist end of the scale. There is a Nazarene university in Bethany OK, a suburb of Oklahoma City, where Hobby Lobby is based. That suburb has a history of being run by the college/university, including no liquor stores being allowed for many years.
Mine was too, ironically, until I moved to Oklahoma. Growing up in Arkansas the joke was always, "Why don't Nazarenes have sex standing up? Because someone might think they were dancing." (Told to be by a Nazarene by the way.) These days I can say that some of my best friends are Nazarenes, and while they are not from the far-left like Schmitz, they are certainly not legalists either.
I love Hobby Lobby!
Wheat and tares.
You are for murder and completely out of bounds in the Book of Exodus
“Christian activist”....an oxymoron in modern lid speak meaning weak kneed yeah sayers...smite them all
So called Christians who deny Christ’s teachings are NOT Christ like and are not Christians, only religious!
These are the same people who think that Jesus was a Communist.
When the Nazarenes gave up their dress code they shed all that other stuff as well. Today they aren’t any different than the Untied Methodists.
No one "needs" contraceptives. And if the want them they can pay for them themselves. They are not that expensive.
This has nothing to do with health care needs but is rather an attempt to force all Christians to bow before the altar of libertine sex.
Also about UltraViolet....
...”Since the Komen debacle, UltraViolet has found numerous reasons to rile up its members. It was the first group to call for advertisers to ditch Rush Limbaugh’s show after he called Georgetown student Sandra Fluke a “slut,” and that petition collected more than 160,000 signatures. More than 40 advertisers have peeled off the show so far, including ProFlowers, which Ultraviolet singled out as an organization that primarily serves women.”