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Hobby Lobby may face boycott

Charlie Butts   (OneNewsNow.com) Tuesday, October 02, 2012

A proposed boycott of Hobby Lobby because of its lawsuit against the ObamaCare mandate is based on incorrect conclusions. The Becket Fund is providing Hobby Lobby with legal assistance in the case.

Church of the Nazarene pastor Lance Schmitz attempted to deliver to the company a petition signed by 80,000 people asking Hobby Lobby to drop its lawsuit, arguing the Christian retailer is placing women's healthcare at risk.

Becket Fund attorney Lori Windham tells OneNewsNow what the lawsuit is truly about.

Windham

"We think it's terrible that there's a lot of misinformation out there," she says. "Hobby Lobby is a family-owned business, and the Green family has said they're going to honor God and biblical principles in their business. The government's telling them now that they have to start paying for abortion-causing drugs, and that's just something they cannot do."

Windham stresses the lawsuit has nothing to do with the mandate to provide birth control and nothing to do with the health of the mother.

"This is about Plan B, the 'morning-after' pill, and Ella, the 'week-after' pill," she points out. "The Green family said, We can't in good conscience pay for those things because they could cause an abortion at the very early stages of a pregnancy. That's contrary to their beliefs. They can't use their business to fund and support things which are contrary to their beliefs."

Windham adds the Becket Fund considers the Hobby Lobby case an important one for religious freedom, and the organization believes "the courts are going to vindicate the Greens' rights."

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