Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, Jan 22 2014 11:06 PM

Company criticism unnecessary

By The Bakersfield Californian

Regarding the Jan. 21 letter to the editor "Hobby Lobby disconnect":

I was involved in a discussion in my economics class about this letter and the controversy of Hobby Lobby founder David Green's beliefs. Personally, I don't believe it is necessary to drag China into this matter because so many things we buy in America are from China. That doesn't mean he agrees with their beliefs.

In the Hobby Lobby company mission statement, Green says, "Honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with biblical principles." He hires those who fall under the same beliefs, and, as managers, they will hire those who also do. Therefore, the matter of having abortion in their health insurance isn't necessary. It's his business. It should be his choice. Just because he buys from China -- and they believe and sometimes enforce abortion -- that has nothing to do with their product. I go to school, but that doesn't mean I believe or agree with their rules or beliefs, and I still get a great education. There is always compromise, and in this case, if they don't need it because they are against it, then why try to push it?

Taylor Walston


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