The United States Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Christian-owned businesses should be exempted from the abortion pill mandate in Obamacare if the requirement violates their faith.
The court announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to hear two cases: Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius.
In response, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is ramping up its Hobby Lobby boycott this season:
November 26, 2013
Sexism is a tasteless Hobby: FFRF calls for Hobby Lobby boycott
The Freedom From Religion Foundation today called on all proponents of women’s rights and separation of church and state to boycott (and “girl-cott”) Hobby Lobby, a national retail craft-store chain. Hobby Lobby has 561 stores nationwide and revenues of more than $2.28 billion per year. It also employs 21,000 people.
FFRF, a national state/church watchdog is calling the consumer boycott in response to Hobby Lobby’s challenge of ObamaCare’s contraceptive mandate. The Supreme Court today accepted a case involving its challenge of the requirement that contraception be fully covered in insurance policies. Hobby Lobby unilaterally opposes some forms of contraception, based on the religious views of its founder David Green.
“The foundation of our business has been, and will continue to be strong values, and honoring the Lord in a manner consistent with biblical principles,” a statement on the Hobby Lobby website reads, adding that one outgrowth of that is the store is closed on Sundays to give its employees a day of rest.
- Supreme Court To Hear Birth-Control Challenge (businessweek.com)
- Freedom from Religion Foundation ramps up Hobby Lobby boycott (twitchy.com)
- Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Case (christianitytoday.com)
- Hobby Lobby Takes Its Case to the Supreme Court (bibleprophecyblog.com)
- FFRF calls for Hobby Lobby boycott (secularnewsdaily.com)