Hobby Lobby Owners Backed Arizona Anti-Gay Law, Sent Millions to Religious Right Wing Network
You should begin to think of the Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby, as the religious right equivalent of the Koch brothers after reading this article in Salon about the millions they sent to a Christian donor-advised fund to funnel into the pockets of organizations fighting to limit the rights of the LGBT community and women while advancing their extremist corporate agenda.
Salon writer Eli Clifton has uncovered evidence that the Greens donated millions to the National Christian Charitable Fund (NCCF) to fund the current anti-contraception effort heard by the Supreme Court this week, and also the Arizona anti-gay bill that was vetoed by Jan Brewer a couple of weeks ago.
The NCCF is a donor-advised fund, much like Donors’ Trust. Donors give to the fund, or assign their assets to it, and then “advise” fund trustees on where those assets should be directed. If the organization is a non-profit organization with a valid address, that advice is acted upon. It’s a form of legal money laundering.
Newly-uncovered evidence shows that in this case it’s legal money laundering that the Greens are using to push far more than their delicate objections to covering contraceptives for their employees.