Letter to the editor | Inconsistent with Christianity

March 26, 2014 

When you shop at a Hobby Lobby, the first thing you notice is a sign on the door telling you that the store is closed on Sundays so employees may enjoy time with their families, which includes going to church.

In fact, the company says it’s committed to “Honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with biblical principles.”

To that the end, the billionaire owner of the business wants to be exempted from that part of the Affordable Care Act that requires a co-payment on, among other things, birth control methods.

The dispute is before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

I have browsed in a Hobby Lobby several times while my wife shopped and I noticed that many of the items for sale were made in China.

That sounds benign, so let me add a modifier — Communist China.

China is a country where real Christians must hide their faith while the atheistic state dictates which churches may publicly practice, and then it’s a benign form of Christianity.

The state even picks bishops for the Catholic Church.

On top of that, China has used prison labor to create consumer goods for sale in the West.

Doing business with Communist China while claiming to honor the Lord is hypocrisy.

The owner of Hobby Lobby can’t have it both ways.

R. Thomas Berner, Benner Township

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