Protest At Hobby Lobby

(7.5) Protesters will be calling for a boycott of Hobby Lobby this Saturday at the Warwick store. Steve Ahlquist has the details at RI’s Future. Adding to the outrage of this decision by the all-Catholic, all-male, court majority, we are shocked . . . shocked to learn that the deeply religious Hobby Lobby owners are complete hypocrites. According to Mother Jones the Green family has invested heavily in the manufacturers of the same contraceptive products they cite in their lawsuit.

Several of the mutual funds in Hobby Lobby’s retirement plan have stock holdings in companies that manufacture the specific drugs and devices that the Green family, which owns Hobby Lobby, is fighting to keep out of Hobby Lobby’s health care policies: the emergency contraceptive pills Plan B and Ella, and copper and hormonal intrauterine devices.

I recognize that a boycott of this establishment by our readership, combined with the RI’s Future crowd, will not be a big hit to the HL bottom line — you will see that we have provided directions below — but this national day of protest won’t make them very happy either. My dream is that somewhere out west the open-carry crowd is rushing into the stores to help celebrate this victory (even if it is the wrong amendment).

10am to 2pm, Saturday, July 5, 945 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, (directions)


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