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(In response to Hobby Lobby and the politicians who want other companies to follow in its footsteps)
Matthew graduated Louisiana State University in 2009 with a BA in studio art and a minor in art history. He has been drawing cartoons and comics online for several years.
I do a lot of crafty stuff but I swear I nearly gag every time I go into Hobby Lobby. Michaels isn’t a whole lot better but at least I don’t have huge FAITH signs and crosses every where I turn.
These stories make me glad I don’t have Hobby Lobby around here. My mom does crafty stuff so I often get her gift cards for Michael’s or AC Moore.
Greetings from Germany! In my country the church is in fact able to force their religious beliefs on their employees on a large scale without breaking the law. Here’s how it works: The state is delegating many tasks to non-state organization, e.g. most of social services, many hospitals, kindergardens, schools etc.. They are run by the churches, but almost exclusively financed by the state. If you are e.g. working in a catholic hospital and get divorced and merry again, you are fired although there is not a single Euro/Dollar of church money in this hospital. This works in organizations like the Caritas (500.000 employees, catholic) and Diakonie (450.000 employees, protestants). This practice is getting slowly under fire by the public and media, but this model has strong support by the various political parties.
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