A major protest is shaping up for the grand opening ceremony at the Burbank Hobby Lobby today. Social media is buzzing about the protest, which will focus on Hobby Lobby’s U.S. Supreme Court victory. Last Monday, the high court ruled that the craft and home decor chain, run by a conservative Christian family, could deny coverage in the company employee health insurance plan for certain types of birth control. Hobby Lobby co-founders, David and Barbara Green, claim contraceptives such as I-U-Ds” and the “morning after” pills violate their pro-life religious beliefs. However, the company appears to have no objection to paying for vasectomies.
The new Burbank Hobby Lobby at 641 North Victory Boulevard opened its doors on the fourth of July. Protesters were on hand last Friday and Saturday. Today the demonstration is expected to be large and, ah, colorful. Also, city officials such as Burbank Mayor, David Gordon, are expected to be there to take part in the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Burbank Police and the media are expected to be on the scene as well.