(Closed) Hobby Lobby against plan B?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you support Hobby Lobby's decision?
    Yes : (35 votes)
    27 %
    No : (96 votes)
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  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Hobby Lobby is owned by a Christian family, so you can imagine how they feel about Plan B (which is essentially an at-home aborition in their opinion because it prevents an already fertilized egg[in their belief, life] from implanting). ObamaCare mandates that the company pay to provide their employees with insurance that provides this to their employees. So the way they see it, the government is forcing them to partially fund and provide something that goes against their convictions. But if they refuse to provide ObamaCare, they will get fined. 

    Which I think is wrong. If you want to believe that Plan B is fine, that is your choice. It is wrong to make someone support something they feel is wrong. It would be like making a staunch Democrat pay to support a Republican Presidential Nominee. Messed up.

     

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I thought they were owned by Mormons…hence closed on Sundays and against Plan B.

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    This kind of stuff blows my mind, they have always been an overtly Christian run store, what do people exspect? While I dont exactly agree, as a private business who have never hidden the fact that the founder and owner run a businenss with conservative political leanings, they can do as they please. 

     

    People who work there go in knowing while their own personal belief system doesnt matter for hiring, hq has overtly Christian policy on somethings and can adjust their exspectations accordingly. 

    Eta: Just looking at the website their statement of purpose is openly about God, it isnt like they have tried to hide anything. 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Personally I think it’s ridiculous. They’re religious, that’s fine, but IMO if you own a business, you should abide by the government’s regulations and rules.  It comes with the territory of owning a business. To each their own I suppose.

     

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’ve known about this for a while and I will still shop at Hobby Lobby. Privately owned companies are allowed to have their own beliefs, and while I could take my business elsewhere as a way to show that I don’t support their beliefs, I like Hobby Lobby and it has a better selection than Michael’s. I also really like Chic-fil-a, and while I might not agree with their CEO or ideals, all I really want when I go there is a chicken sandwich. I’m not making a statement to the rest of the world outside of “I am hungry, I want a chicken sandwich.”

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @chasesgirl:  I kind of agree here. They’ve always been very open about being a Christian based company, and they have the right to attempt to fight this. I get it, it goes against their morals, and they don’t want to support what they view to be abortion. It’s kind of similar to Catholic Churches having to pay for this for their employees.

    However, the lawsuit will get nowhere, IMO, because Hobby Lobby is very different from a Church. At the end of the day they’re a retail store, not a religious institution, and I don’t think they will be exempt from providing employees coverage for Plan B.

    Anyway, I don’t mind them arguing it, in fact good on ’em. More companies should stand up for their convictions. I don’t agree with them at all, mind you, but I don’t mind them fighting for what they believe. If their convictions bother me enough I will take my business elsewhere.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @FionnaCake:  LOL, +1. I just want a sandwich and some craft supplies. I make my statements with a ballot.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee

    I won’t be shopping there either.  I rarely did.  The closest one is 50 miles away, and I like Jo-Ann’s way better.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @mrswestcoast:  I really don’t think they’ll be successful, and I question if they really think they’ll win. I see it as posturing.

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