Protesters Gather Outside Hobby Lobby

Protesters Gather Outside Hobby Lobby
Protesters Gather Outside Hobby Lobby
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Updated: 7/12/2014 11:45 am
A group of protesters gathered outside the Hobby Lobby on South Virginia Street in Reno this morning.  The protest was in response to the Supreme Court ruling exempting the corporation from covering certain types of birth control for their employees.  In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court decided that the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act gave employers the right to withhold certain birth control methods from insurance coverage.  Local Hobby Lobby officials allowed the group to protest in front of their store and handed out water to the protesters.  Hobby Lobby is based in Oklahoma City and has more than 500 stores nationwide.
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Paladin - 7/14/2014 1:18 PM
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Makes me want to go there and buy a whole bunch of stuff. I'm not much of a "hobbiest" that would need the stuff they offer, but I will try to patronize them all I can.

thedrill - 7/13/2014 2:25 PM
1 Vote
Maybe they should date men who can afford a condom.

DeputyDawg - 7/13/2014 1:17 PM
2 Votes
It's typical of the leftist liberals to keeping repeating rhetorical talking points from the MSM and while ignoring the entire SCOTUS decision. I say they just need to keep wearing wool pants and birkenstocks and they won't need to worry about contraceptives anyways.

oldguy - 7/13/2014 10:57 AM
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This must have been at the height of the protest. I count 17 people in the picture. There were only 10 when I was there. I have mixed emotions here. Is this all the protesters they could muster? That is at once a sad commentary and a hopeful one. That either means that the majority of people read and understood the decision or the people opposed to what they think the decision said couldn't be bothered to show up. There were a lot of people shopping since the place was packed so it looks as though Hobby Lobby had a lot of supporters. Oh yes, teedofftaxpyr. You are wrong about one supporter writing all these pro comments. The writing styles are as different as fingerprints. You did get one thing right. It is the woman's body and her choice but why should I or any taxpayer have to pay for her choices? I don't think you read the decision since your comment was uninformed as to the facts of the case. Read the case and then I will be happy to have a civil discourse with you.

ProfessorQ - 7/13/2014 9:40 AM
4 Votes
Interesting how some want to ignore the fact this entire issue has NOTHING to do with “women’s rights” being violated in any way. It is but another manufactured charge created by the uber-left to move us closer to their “Big Brother” view of what our country should be like. Today it’s the “assault on women”; tomorrow it will be the, “assault on illegal’s”, “assault on blacks”, assault on gays”, “assault on children”, “assault on the elderly”, “assault on the poor”, and all other social justice issues that draw their wrath when someone disagrees with them. Simply put, if it doesn’t give selective groups cradle-to-grave entitlements or what that particular group demands, it immediately becomes an “assault on” of some type. And in their world the end always justifies the means, regardless of what type falsehoods and propaganda is needed. Sad part is this country has actually elected people who believe this as well.

t bone - 7/12/2014 7:56 PM
5 Votes
I wished I'd have known about this in advance. I'd have bought them all 3 dozen condoms and ask them if they know how to use them?

TheGumption - 7/12/2014 6:35 PM
13 Votes
Not sure how the Supreme Court ruling infringes on a woman's choices or body? A female employee may choose from 16 different contraceptives. If that's not good enough there is the choice of a 50 cent condom. Not enough... Choose to not have sex. Still need a choice? Plan B can be bought over the counter now. The problem is the protesters confuse the right to choose with being entitled to have other people pay for your choices. This isn't a choice issue but a failure of some individuals to hold themselves responsible for the consequences of their irresponsible decisions.

teedofftaxpayr - 7/12/2014 5:39 PM
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Sounds like Hobby Lobby has one follower who keep posting under other names. The problem is it's a woman's body to make her choices not a corporation. We have too few men telling a woman what she can and cannot do. And the five Judges voted their religion NOT THE LAW.

GaryB5 - 7/12/2014 5:11 PM
4 Votes
Hobby Lobby provides 16 different BIRTH CONTROL RX's, they only objected to 4 that induce a chemical ABORTION, hence BIRTH KILLING! Why are so many irresponsible people protesting for the right to murder the Unborn, have we slid so far down in morality that people demand others be forced to pay for their abortions. By the way people HONESTY is a MORAL CHOICE! THINK about that before demanding companies keep their morality to themselves ya hypocrites!

sierra11 - 7/12/2014 4:25 PM
2 Votes
For all the Obama lovers..........just share the wealth! How's this working for you now! When planed parent hood is totally gone, then what? When a couple is not ready for a family they should have a choice. Let's go back to the 1960's and see how many children's homes we will have to build if this is going to be the new NORM! Also, how does this new immigration flood fit into all this? The money doesn't grow on tree's comes from you and me! That's if you are working and paying your TAXES!

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