May we have a (civil) word about Hobby Lobby and World Vision?

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Zovia. Photo courtesy Nate Grigg via Flickr Creative Commons.

Zovia. Photo courtesy Nate Grigg via Flickr Creative Commons.

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It's been a contentious week in the religious blogosphere. For the sake of our nation (and our world) -- and the people in this whole, diverse, wild, human family, I hope we can share civil words about what we believe is at stake.

  • well said.
    needed to be said.
    and needs to be done even more than said.

  • Maureen Jonson

    In case this hasn’t been mentioned in the myriad of articles and responses,may I say that my understanding is that this position came from World Vision U.S., one of countless national offices throughout the world and not from the whole of World Vision.

  • Larry

    For many Christians, their concern for people only seems to extend during gestation and ends after born.

    Obviously people who ceased support of World Vision felt that impoverished children were far less important than spiteful attitudes as to how the charity should treat its employees.

  • Ben

    Larry – your statement is illogical. The only people who can stop supporting World Vision are people who have been supporting World Vision. If they have been giving money to help the poor, many of them for decades, how can you say they only care about the unborn?

  • We have boycotted Hobby Lobby since before it opened here in Mount Pleasant, SC. Our family has worked for six years to help bring a modest improvement to our nation’s brutal, inadequate healthcare system We see is as a matter of Christian duty to deny any income to this company. We encourage organizations and people we work with to boycott them as well. The right showed no mercy in destroying ACORN or attacking Unions. There are times to turn the other cheek and there are times to turn the tables over and clear the temple. It is time to drive Hobby Lobby out of the temple.

  • Larry

    Fair enough.

    Still, to cease support over such matters is as petty and spiteful as one can get. Not a stirring example of Christian love and compassion in action by any stretch of the imagination.