On the day of the Orlando mass shooting at the gay club Pulse, Sister Wives reality TV star Meri Brown wrote on social media: “Love is love. Life is life. All people matter.” The next day she wrote: “I support ALL people & their right to love who they want. I support the right to bear arms, but I DON’T support abuse of it. #SeparateIssues.”
A day after tweeting more support for the families of the Orlando victims, Meri proclaimed Hobby Lobby as her favorite store. The crafty Sister Wife was at a Hobby Lobby store buying fall decorations (her favorite season). Many in the LGBT community have boycotted the privately owned Christian company since it fought against having to pay for employee birth control under the Affordable Care Act. The owners say their religious beliefs “forbid them from participating in, providing access to, paying for, training others to engage in, or otherwise support abortion-causing drugs and devices.” In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Hobby Lobby’s favor. The ruling concerns the LGBT community because some see it as a slippery slope: many worry it’s a short step from there to where Hobby Lobby and other privately held, religious companies can refuse employment to gays if they see it as inconsistent with their faith. Gay rights won’t be discussed on Sisters Wives which airs Sundays at 8pm on TLC.
I support ALL people & their right to love who they want. I support the right to bear arms, but I DON’T support abuse of it. #SeparateIssues
— Meri Brown (@MeriBrown1) June 14, 2016
— Meri Brown (@MeriBrown1) June 16, 2016