But a document published here for the first time reveals Hobby Lobby appears to be going much further than protecting freedom, providing funding for a group that backs a political network of activist groups deeply engaged in pushing a Christian agenda into American law. The document shows entities related to the company to be two of the largest donors to the organization funding a right-wing Christian agenda, investing tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars into a vast network of organizations working in concert to advance an agenda that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians and deny their employees contraceptives under a maximalist interpretation of the Free Exercise Clause of the United States Constitution. Hobby Lobby-related entities are some of the biggest sources of funding to the National Christian Charitable Foundation, which backed groups that collaborated in promoting the anti-gay legislation in Arizona — recently vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer — that critics say would have legalized discrimination against gays and lesbians by businesses.
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By Amanda Chatel for YourTango. You'd think in , with DOMA having been found unconstitutional, people would step into the present and accept the future. That future being, of course, that, and you're going to want to sit down for this revelation: gay men and women are people, too! In the wake of Barilla's head honcho, Guido Barilla's homophobic and sexist remarks , a boycott followed, and we were once again forced to realize that some people just refuse to see everyone as equal. However, Barilla isn't the first company to express homophobic sentiments, and sadly, they probably won't be the last either.
Charles and David Koch spent millions to promote conservative candidates and causes, provoking anger — and devotion. Charles and David Koch long claimed to belong to a system of belief based in the freedom of the individual, unimpeded trade and lives lived free from the intrusion of tax, drafts, business regulations, welfare support and laws designed to curb free expression. Their actions provoked dismay and anger among liberals and devotion among the conservatives and libertarians whom they funded. The death of David Koch , which was announced on Friday, is unlikely to diminish the power of the network of influence the brothers created. Here are are five ways they pushed their agenda:.