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