Illinois Church Hands Out Condoms at Hobby Lobby in Protest

The Supreme Court case this week about contraception and Hobby Lobby stirred many intense emotions from critics of the ruling, and one Illinois church came up with one way to show their displeasure with the decision. Reverend Mark Winters of the First Congregational United Church of Christ made a joke on Facebook about handing out condoms in front of Hobby Lobby, but church members responded positively to the idea, and so that’s what they did.

They set up camp outside a local Hobby Lobby and handed out condoms and other materials (not to anyone with children, though). Winters says the purpose was to show that not all Christians oppose birth control and to get people to question whether the ruling was fair to Hobby Lobby employees.

He says, “I don’t know what Jesus thought about contraception, he didn’t talk about it, but Jesus talked a lot about power, and he did not like the powerful people taking advantage of their power at the expense of the powerless.”

Watch the Daily Herald‘s report on the protest here:

[h/t TPM]
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