Friday, October 4, 2013

Are the "Christians" who own Hobby Lobby Anti-Semites along with being LGBT Hating Bigots?

From Raw Story:

Christian-owned Hobby Lobby doesn’t stock Hanukkah or other Jewish-themed merchandise

By Travis Gettys
Thursday, October 3, 2013

A national craft store chain is reexamining its holiday merchandise selection after a blogger reported it didn’t stock items for Hanukkah or other Jewish holidays and events.

“I will never set foot in a Hobby Lobby. Ever,” wrote blogger Ken Berwitz on Friday after his wife visited a store in Marlboro, N.J.

Berwitz said he asked why the store didn’t stock any items for the Jewish festival of lights, although Hobby Lobby, which is owned by conservative billionaire Steve Green, had plenty of Christmas merchandise on display.

One of his wife’s friends asked about bar mitzvah cards, and Berwitz said the clerk said: “We don’t cater to you people.”

Berwitz said he called the store later to ask why it didn’t stock any Jewish items, and he said the spokesperson indicated the oversight was intentional.

“Because Mr. Green is the owner of the company, he’s a Christian, and those are his values,” Berwitz said the employee told him.

Green owns more than 550 Hobby Lobby stores across the country, and they’re all closed on Sunday.

He has filed a lawsuit over the health care reform law because it offers employees coverage for birth control.

Green also holds one of the nation’s largest collections of ancient biblical artifacts, including a Hebrew prayer book from 840 C.E. that’s believed to be the oldest known copy.

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