Pro-abortion pastors from different “Christian” denominations distributed condoms outside a Hobby Lobby store to protest this week’s Supreme Court decision giving it and other companies the ability to opt out of the Obamacare HHS mandate that compels them to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees.
This comes after a NARAL board member suggested abortion activists have sex in Hobby Lobby stores as a protest.
The Chicago Sun Times has more on what happened:
Christian clergy and activists from different faiths protested outside a Hobby Lobby on Route 59 Wednesday in protest of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that says some companies can opt out of new health provisions for no-cost prescription contraception for women.
The gathering was organized by retired minister Rev. Emmy Lou Belcher of the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church and the Rev. Mark Winters of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Naperville. The group distributed packets of condoms and contraception information to shoppers going into the Route 59 and 75 Street store on the Aurora side of Route 59.
“This is an issue about power, where employers control the most intimate details of their employees’ lives,” Belcher said.
Belcher said she was surprised by Monday’s Supreme Court decision. She said the decision was not a matter of religious freedom, but rather corporate control.
“This may be the religious beliefs of the owners, but employees are not required to pass a religious litmus test and that is essentially what the Supreme Court has dipped its foot into,” she said.
“It’s hard enough to find a job without having to vet the religious beliefs of your boss first,” said Cheryl Newman, of Naperville.
Some people accepted the free condoms, while others turned away and said no. One woman handed the packet back and when several feet away screamed back in defense of Hobby Lobby.
“I know them and they are Godly people!” the woman exclaimed.