'Christian' Hobby Lobby Opposes Obamacare, Does Business in China, Ignores Slave Labor, Christian Persecution

| by Michael Allen

The for-profit company Hobby Lobby is currently fighting Obamacare's contraceptive mandate in the U.S. Supreme Court with a lawsuit against Health and Human Services (HHS).

Hobby Lobby claims that its Christian values should make it exempt from providing health care coverage that includes "emergency contraception," which "might end a life after the moment of conception."

David Green, the CEO of Hobby Lobby, released a statement on the issue, which was published on

The statement read in part:

We're Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I've always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God's laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And that's what we've tried to do... We believe that it is by God's grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees...

But now, our government threatens to change all of that. A new government health care mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we don't pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don't cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs. It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one.

However, Green doesn't mention Hobby Lobby buying products from China, which uses slave labor, persecutes Christians and still has a one child/abortion policy in place.

According to the watchdog organization Billion Bibles, the persecution of Christians in China includes torture, death and imprisonment.

Slave labor is also a common practice in China, notes Yahoo! Finance.

NPR reported in 2012 that some parts of China still enforce the one child/forced abortion policy:

After local family-planning officials learned 23-year-old Feng was expecting, they demanded more than $6,000 in fines. When the couple failed to pay, officials covered Feng's head with clothing, abducted her and held her for three days. Then, Deng says, he got a call from a local family-planning official.

"He said, 'I told you a long time ago that you should have got the money ready and you didn't do it,' " Deng said. "One hour later, my wife called and said it was too late. She'd had an injection."

The injection induced labor and ensured the couple's 7-month-old fetus was stillborn.

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