Oklahoma-based store ownership has loudly proclaimed anti-support for ladies’ healthcare (specific birth control methods) and would not support a female’s right to choose what happens to her own body (abortion and surrounding issues) because of reasons credited to religion.
But, apparently, the Bible-thumping business will support beliefs other than Christianity if it makes the company a profit and keeps a lawsuit off the books. That’s how it looks to us, anyway.
According to christiancentury.org, Hobby Lobby recently released a public apology for its lack of Jewish-friendly holiday decor and promised it was in no way rooted in anti-Semitism. Company management credits a demand for the holiday fare as a reason its shelves will soon be lined with Hanukkah happiness.
employees also have exploited the seemingly bigoted vibe that some say
HobLob exudes. NJ.com reported that an employee of a New Jersey store
made a bawdy comment when a customer asked if the store carried bar
Company president Steve Green quickly issued another public apology.
Hmm. The statements were released to dispute allegations of misconduct (give that damage control team a raise, y’all!), which is way more than many believe Hobby Lobby will allow women in its employ. Maybe it’s because, after all, Jesus was a Jew (and a man)?