July 2, 2014 5:19 pm -

Ashleigh Banfield pointed out the hypocrisy:

Earlier this year, Mother Jones revealed that Hobby Lobby’s retirement plan had more than $73 million invested in companies that produced emergency contraception pills. It was that same type of birth control that Hobby Lobby said it had an objection to when it took its case against President Barack Obama’s health care reform law to the Supreme Court and won.

“The critics are calling Hobby Lobby’s 401(k) investments hypocrisy at its finest,” Banfield emphasized on Wednesday, adding that CNN had not gotten an explanation from the company after giving it “plenty of time” to respond.

“I don’t even know where to begin on this one,” the CNN host remarked. “I kept thinking to myself, this had to be an accident. But then I thought, it’s no accident when you are in the middle of the biggest political storm — all the way to the Supreme Court — and, yet, your guys aren’t aware of what your investments are in your very, very large 401(k)?”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. Eric Trommater July 2nd, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Does this mean I have to sell my stock in Chinese Slave Labor Games and Toys LLC in order not to be a hypocrite?

    • mea_mark July 2nd, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      No, you can always just not say anything. That might be kinda hard for you though. Always options …

      • Eric Trommater July 2nd, 2014 at 6:24 pm

        Not gonna happen. I’d rather sell my stock. Both shares! Anybody know how to go about doing that? I mean do I put them on Ebay or Craig’s List or something?

        • mea_mark July 2nd, 2014 at 6:25 pm

          Why not just donate them to planned parenthood and let them deal with selling them.

          • Eric Trommater July 2nd, 2014 at 6:28 pm

            Ah good idea. Like Busta was going to do with the reward money he never got for outing himself.

  2. Tommy6860 July 2nd, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    It’s all business to them. They invest in something they would speciously object to on religious grounds, while using their subjective religious grounds to get notoriety regarding their employee policies. Either way, they seem to get revenues flowing.

    • mea_mark July 2nd, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      Their real GOD is Revenue.

    • Bunya July 2nd, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      It’s against their religion to have God stand in the way of their profits.

  3. uzza July 2nd, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    You should not offer opinions on theological matters you do not understand.

    Hobby Lobby preaches that one should not pay for birth control, there is nothing in their dogma that forbids making money from these items. You would know that if you had taken any time to study the tenets of Loopholianism.

    • Chinese Democracy July 3rd, 2014 at 4:10 am

      lol Loopholiansim

  4. Chinese Democracy July 3rd, 2014 at 4:05 am

    “So let me get this straight: corporations aren’t just people, they are ill- informed people, whose factually incorrect beliefs must be upheld because they sincerely believe them anyway.”

    John Stewart

    • zencycler July 3rd, 2014 at 11:46 am

      So let me get this straight – If I want to open up a pharmacy, I have to stock and sell everything? Despite my religious, philosophical, or other preferences? And what if I simply wanted to specialize in something like Eastern medicine or herbal remedies? So is the concept of free enterprise supposed to be limited to the choices a business makes with regard to what it sells, and not to what it buys?

      • Chinese Democracy July 3rd, 2014 at 12:23 pm

        free enterprise such a conservative buzzword

        I dont care what Hobby Lobby sells …

  5. zencycler July 3rd, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Well, I disapprove of smoking, so I will not directly buy cigarettes for my 26 y/o kid. But I do shop where they are sold, and my 401K – who knows. So I guess by this standard that I and most parents would also be hypocrites, right?

  6. Lwayno July 4th, 2014 at 9:54 am


  7. Jeff Baker July 4th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    This information has been out for quite a while. The Christian Right largely ignored it. To his credit, “financial expert” Dan Celia took a call about it and said he would look into it. No follow up from him at all, and now I can’t find the You Tube video of Celia talking about this!

  8. LightningJoe July 8th, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Okay, so they’re ignorant of their investments… why? This issue came out long before the case got the the SCOTUS, but it STILL isn’t resolved?

    The only reason that can be, is that they don’t WANT to resolve it. Hobby Lobby wants to continue making money from contraceptives, AND to continue keeping it from their employees.