HOBBY LOBBY: A WEB OF DECEIT

Posted: September 1, 2014 in HOT TOPICS
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Christian, you’ve been had, hoodwinked, bamboozled.

In Matthew 24:4, Jesus gave his disciples something of a warning, and that warning was not to be deceived by anyone who claimed Christ in mere words, but not in action. Yet the sad truth is, many a Christian are being sadly deceived by those who claim one thing yet do another. Such is the case with Hobby Lobby.

Now that the wave of ranting, posturing and grand standing by all sides of the social and political, not to mention the religious world is over with concerning Hobby Lobby and their fight to be excluded from the Obamacare when it comes to granting its employees contraceptives which Hobby Lobby attorneys successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Yet what many Christians did not, nor were not told is, that Hobby Lobby is not only a company who has benefited from contraceptives, but they have financially benefited from abortion itself.

Hobby Lobby is owned by the Green family, who advocate that interfering with an already fertilized egg is tantamount to abortion—an act unacceptable to the family and one they refuse to participate in no matter what the Affordable Care Act may require . Yet the Greens have and are, currently profiting off of companies whose business is one of abortion services and their respective clients. Not only does the Green family invest in companies which provide or support abortion, they equally have holdings in companies who manufacture products which by mere definition cause abortions.

Documents filed with the Department of Labor and dated December 2012—three months after the company’s owners filed their lawsuit (source) show that the Hobby Lobby 401(k) employee retirement plan held more than $73 million in mutual funds with investments in companies that produce emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices, and drugs commonly used in abortions. Hobby Lobby makes large matching contributions to this company-sponsored 401(k).

Not only did Hobby Lobby try to argue (successfully) against being forced to provide the types of contraceptives they believe would be counter-productive to their “core values”, the truth is, the Green family have invested heavily into the companies which produce the very thing they themselves argued against in their court case last year. The following is just a few of what the Greens have holdings in which benefit their 401K. These companies include:

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, which makes Plan B and ParaGard, a copper IUD, and Actavis, which makes a generic version of Plan B and distributes Ella. Other stock holdings in the mutual funds selected by Hobby Lobby include Pfizer, the maker of Cytotec and Prostin E2, which are used to induce abortions; Bayer, which manufactures the hormonal IUDs Skyla and Mirena; AstraZeneca, which has an Indian subsidiary that manufactures Prostodin, Cerviprime, and Partocin, three drugs commonly used in abortions; and Forest Laboratories, which makes Cervidil, a drug used to induce abortions. Several funds in the Hobby Lobby retirement plan also invested in Aetna and Humana, two health insurance companies that cover surgical abortions, abortion drugs, and emergency contraception in many of the health care policies they sell.

The information on Hobby Lobby’s 401(k) investments is included in the company’s 2013 annual disclosure (source) to the Department of Labor. The records contain a list, dated December 31, 2012, of 24 funds that were included in its employer-sponsored retirement plan. All nine funds—which have assets of $73 million, or three-quarters of the Hobby Lobby retirement plan’s total assets—contained holdings that clashed with the Greens’ stated religious principles.

The sad reality is this, one cannot claim Christian principles and yet at the same time invest into companies which by their very admission, are creating products or services which provide as well as benefit abortion. It is hypocritical for the Green family, which owns Hobby Lobby to state they reject any Government intrusion in their ability to run a business by claiming that being forced to provide employees contraceptive coverage is immoral based on their religious views, yet by their own financial records, the Greens have invested heavily into companies who provide the very same services they themselves are against – for profit. Yet it’s even more hypocritical for Christians to defend a company such as Hobby Lobby and claim that by doing so they are defending Christian values when they aren’t.

The church has found itself muddied lately simply because they do not desire to examine all things, and they fail to check the spirits of those who come in the name of Christ, simply because they have a particular agenda they want to defend and protect. This not only leads to confusion, but eventually it fails to rightly defend the truth when the defenders are too blind to see the hypocrisy they have sadly supported. That makes the cause of Christ tainted by spiritual immaturity and the only one who looks like the fool is the church. The body of Christ needs to wake up and get out of the political movements and social causes they randomly find themselves in, and instead, start to preach the cross to a lost and dying world.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

 

 

Comments
  1. TLA says:

    Thanks for this great post. I had known about the corruption of the religious right for sometime now. They follow after satanic bonesmen like the Bushes and pretend that such are godly christian leaders. Even those who had supported them still do so and refuse to believe the truth that has been exposed. The bible reveals so much about this kind of behavior, like 2 Thess. 2:10, which states that those who are wicked refuse to love the truth and so be saved. That is not merely refering to heathen but to the church as well. The church isn’t becoming apostate, it has been ever since the establishment of the catholic church, the mother of harlots, which produced the dark ages and persecuted the true christians and changed the sabbath as so stated in their own catechism as well as in Daniel 7:25 which states that he’ll think to change the laws and times of God. The fourth commandment is very clear that the sabbath is the seventh day of the week, not the first. James 2:10 says that to break one command is the same as breaking them all. All these hypocrites who think they are going to heaven are going to hell because they are all rebellious vipers who refuse to keep God’s commands but rather hold to the traditions of man. I hear that they are going to try to establish Sunday blue laws again and try to force the false sabbath on everyone. If not before, then when the antichrist comes to power he will enforce it. Matthew 7:21-23 exposes the church in it’s hypocrisy because heathen don’t do mighty works in Jesus name. Further condemnation is found in James 4:4 when it addresses “you adulterous people” in that being a friend of the world is to be an enemy of God. Most of the church are enemies of God and are being led by the spirit of antichrist. This is quite obvious in those blasphemous charismatic churches, even making blasphemous reference to the Holy Spirit which is the unpardonable sin. The worst and grossest of darkness is not atheists, it is this false church itself. Breaking the sabbath is only the tip of them iceburg as they rebel against all that Christ taught. Jesus spoke against worldly wealth but they promote it as gospel, and such are exposed in 2 Peter 2:3. The bible even exposes these frauds yet people go on believing their lies. All these hypocrites know more about all the false gospels than they do the bible. I can go on and on such as their carnal warmongering, which all our wars are based on lies and is genocide. All who support war are war criminals in my opinion. Just like Jesus said that all that it is hidden will be made known, and truth is coming out but most refuse to believe it. No wonder there is so much lunacy and heresy since they are built on lies in the first place, and also like Jesus said that wickedness will increase, so will the wickedness of religious hypocrites. But those like us will be there to expose them just like instructed in Eph.5:11.

  2. Spencer Palmer says:

    Christopher,

    I think you should educate yourself on how 401(k) plans work before you write an article criticizing Hobby Lobby.
    Plan sponsors don’t always have clear cut choices with regard to investments allowed in a plan without running afoul of Dept. of Labor rules. Also, many of these investments are done inside mutual funds. Most mutual funds invest in dozens of companies. It’s not always that easy to know what companies the fund managers are investing in without spending a lot of time researching the fund. Please take the time to educate yourself on the facts before being critical of an organization.

  3. TLA says:

    About Hobby Lobby I also found out that they are against funding rape kits. Just like Jesus said that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, and do we ever hear vile things coming out of the mouth of republicans whom some have plainly said that they want to legalize rape. The fact that they have satanic leadership ought to be obvious to everyone as even their very logo exposes them with the 3 inverted stars (pentagrams). But also like Jesus said that we would know them by their fruits. They are trying to do away with democracy and turn it into an oligarchy for the rich with all their dark secret money. Again, the bible is against secrets. And also of course Hobby Lobby is one of these so called christian (I call apostate) businesses that shut down for the catholic sabbath of Sunday. They are all a set up for the antichrist. A lot of the popular preachers are actually 33rd degree freemasons, which are luciferians. People never learn from history. Hitler had 95% support from the churches. Hitler was full of religious pretense in order to get that kind of support from the churches. The nazi belt buckles said “God with us” in german. God has nothing to do with idolatrous patriotism and nationalism (which is favoritism which the bible is against as mentioned in James 2:1-13) and is why his word instructs us to be not conformed to this world. These hypocrites can’t get anything right and rebel against all of God’s word for their foolish and idolatrous traditions of men. I live here in the buckle of the bible belt and it has to be the most hypocritical place on earth. We have “Cathedral Of Hope,” the largest homosexual church in the world. Under our so called christian governor, Rick Perry, all our dry counties have become wet counties. Rick Perry also drinks (I know, big shock). The bible is clear against drunkenness as such will not inherit the kingdom of God as so clearly stated in Galatians 5:21. There is absolutely no fear of God everywhere because of all the blatant rebellion from those who claim to be his, but are really the antichrist’s, and they will get their messiah soon.

  4. TLA says:

    I keep hearing more about this Hobby Lobby case and it is a web of deceipt more than you might know. I hear that Judge Alito is involved. That is the republican judge that sentenced Terri Schiavo to such a long horrible death of starvation and dehydration. The republicans are being exposed for the all around frauds that they are. They are not serious about any of their pretensions. This as well as all other evidence proves they are not pro-life. They support the genocide of war, that is not pro-life. Even the topic of abortion they are proven frauds in countless areas: such as the partial birth abortion ban scam (that didn’t save any lives), their support of Title X legislation, their chance to support Ron Paul’s “Sanctity Of Life” bill (which they did not do), and most importantly and recently found out that the republican judges issue was a total scam. It was republican judges that opened the door for abortion in the first place. I am trying to leave a link for that but not sure I can leave a live link. So anyone can see what they are doing, that it is all a hypocritical divisive ploy where they support abortion all along but pretend to oppose it, and then blame democrats for it. We have seen evidence of this throughout all of the GWB administration where all of these abominable churches were silent on abortion as it continued on even more so than under Clinton, but then only speak out when a democrat like Obama gets in. Their hypocrisy screams volumes, and oh what a judgment all these vile hypocrites are headed for. They were bought off like the cheap whores they are, controlled by the bogus “faith based initiatives” of Bush, much like how Hitler controlled the churches. American churches are no better than the nazi churches under Hitler. It is history repeating itself all over again. Oh, and about the court appointed murder of Terri Schiavo it was actually a Clinton appointed judge who ruled in favor of her life. This as well as so many other things prove the republicans pro-death agenda, such as most Skull & Bones bonesmen are republican (John Kerry is the only democrat I know in that, and even then he is related to Bush), Bohemian Grove and so on. Well 2 Thess. 2:12 says that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. Even Rush Limbaugh is now exposed by his own words (out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, accountability for every idle word) proving that he is a pro-rape misogynist, yet I know people who stick by that scumbag no matter what. Are they ever condemned, because even as such as their true colors showing is no clever deception but plain evil right in front of their face and their love of lies will condemn them. These vile hypocrites can’t admit the truth when it is right in front of their face.

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