It disturbs us that Hobby Lobby is opening a store in Rutland. This is a business that is trying to dictate their religious beliefs on their workers. Businesses must provide workers birth control under the ACA. Hobby Lobby wants to deny workers the access because they believe some forms can be considered abortion, mainly the morning-after pill and IUDs. Whether you are pro-choice or pro-life, it is not up to an employer to make that decision for you. Their case is going to be heard by the Supreme Court on March 25.
The irony of this case is that Hobby Lobby buys most of their items from China and many Chinese workers in those factories have been forced to have abortions.
For many years, Hobby Lobby refused to sell any Jewish items. After much outcry, they decided to sell Jewish items close to large Jewish communities. We wonder if they consider Rutland a large Jewish community.
They are also very anti-gay. You won’t find any rainbow-themed items in their stores because they are “gay.” There have been stories about gays being refused service. “We don’t serve your kind.”
We hope that the crafty people of Vermont will patronize Michael’s or JoAnn’s since they are just up the road and please boycott this intolerant business.
CHARLES & AMY PREGGER
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