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    Why Does Hobby Lobby Do Business with Abortionists?[W:50]

    Since Hobby Lobby is in the news right now on their commitment to keep it's Christian principles in line with it's business, I thought that I would share these two articles that I found with you that generally makes a good question: Why does Hobby Lobby do business with abortionists?

    You see Hobby Lobby sends it's money to China in order to receive it's goods to sell over here; however, China practices it's government enforced policy of one child only per family.

    Now David Green, owner of Hobby Lobby, has been quoted to his company's belief:
    We're Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I've always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God's laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And that's what we've tried to do. [...] We believe that it is by God's grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees. [...] But now, our government threatens to change all of that. A new government health care mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we don't pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don't cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs. It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one.
    Now seeing that Biblical principles are so important to his health care for his employees, why wouldn't it be just as important to apply the same principles to your business associates?
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    Re: Why Does Hobby Lobby Do Business with Abortionists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    Since Hobby Lobby is in the news right now on their commitment to keep it's Christian principles in line with it's business, I thought that I would share these two articles that I found with you that generally makes a good question: Why does Hobby Lobby do business with abortionists?

    You see Hobby Lobby sends it's money to China in order to receive it's goods to sell over here; however, China practices it's government enforced policy of one child only per family.

    Now David Green, owner of Hobby Lobby, has been quoted to his company's belief:

    Now seeing that Biblical principles are so important to his health care for his employees, why wouldn't it be just as important to apply the same principles to your business associates?
    A new government health care mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we don't pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don't cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs. It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one.
    You see purchasing goods from a country that believes otherwise as contrary to this ^? I don't. One could use that same faulty argument against anyone who's ProLife: Do you buy stuff from China??

    Give.me.a.break.

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    Re: Why Does Hobby Lobby Do Business with Abortionists?

    Funny (in an ironic sense)

    I've been wondering why Hobby Lobby claims to still be Christian Based when they're a for-profit business and hire a large number of homosexuals. (I work in the company, I didn't see evidence of this "Christian Origin" save for their music selection.)

    The idea that they can make their corporate business decisions on their personal religious views is asinine. They want to be a religious organization - they have to meet the standards and that is not going to happen.

    They're a for profit business - and that makes me full of hypocrisy at this point.
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    Re: Why Does Hobby Lobby Do Business with Abortionists?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Do you buy stuff from China??

    Give.me.a.break.
    Yes. But I do not apply my philosophy like Hobby Lobby does and that's the difference.
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    Re: Why Does Hobby Lobby Do Business with Abortionists?

    I think the OP makes a valid point but in a weird way. A great many companies do that, including ones that advertise themselves in a different light.

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    Re: Why Does Hobby Lobby Do Business with Abortionists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    Yes. But I do not apply my philosophy like Hobby Lobby does and that's the difference.
    I appreciate your responding to my post, but I don't understand what you're trying to say.

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    Re: Why Does Hobby Lobby Do Business with Abortionists?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I appreciate your responding to my post, but I don't understand what you're trying to say.
    Must is an important word here, Maggie. Who is making them associate with China?
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    Re: Why Does Hobby Lobby Do Business with Abortionists?

    Their money is just as green as anyone else's.

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    Re: Why Does Hobby Lobby Do Business with Abortionists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    Must is an important word here, Maggie. Who is making them associate with China?
    No one. But I don't think it's right to judge their belief that they don't want to directly pay for birth control as being hypocritical in that light.

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    Re: Why Does Hobby Lobby Do Business with Abortionists?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Their money is just as green as anyone else's.
    That has to be wrong though, Gipper. Read what David Green said on his beliefs:
    We're Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I've always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God's laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And that's what we've tried to do. [...] We believe that it is by God's grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees. [...] But now, our government threatens to change all of that. A new government health care mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we don't pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don't cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs. It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one.
    I think that he should try harder on #2
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